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Do People Gain Weight After A Thyroidectomy
I have gained over 10lbs since my total thyroidectomy 4 months ago and i eat a lot. Is this normal to gain the weight?
Not usually: First of all, it is important to return to your endocrinologist or internist to have your thyroid levels checked. It is possible that you are not taking enough thyroid medication. It would also depend on the reason for having the total thyroidectomy. If is was for an overactive thyroid, your metabolism might have been "revved up" before surgery and now, if normal, you could gain weight easily. ...Read more
I had a partial thyroidectomy in 03, i had my 2nd child in 05, my levels have been off an i've gained a lot of weight. How can I correct this problem?
Metabolism: After the thyroid is removed, the body still needs thyroxin to help in metabolic processes. Perhaps the amount of synthetic or natural thyroxin replacement needs to be adjusted. ...Read more
I have had a full thyroidectomy, my blood is normal 2 06. I can't understand why since the operation 10 months ago i'm gaining weight?
Anorexia relapse…how do I cope with weight gain after a thyroidectomy? Starvation and excessive exercise isn't what I want anymore. Recovery main goal
So glad to: hear that you are free of the desire for starving yourself or doing excessive exercise. See your doc for monitoring and then a mental health professional who specializes in eating disorders. Your doc will help you to regulate your thyroid meds for you to feel better, including your mood. Peace and good health. Balance in all things. ...Read more
What to do if I have had a total thyroidectomy and have such a bad taste in my mouth, weight gain, anybody else?
Burning mouth Syndro: Moderate to severe burning in the mouth is the main symptom of BMS and can persist for months or years. Other symptoms of BMS include: tingling or numbness on the tip of the tongue or in the mouth. bitter or metallic changes in taste. or dry or sore mouth. Could be due to thyroid hormone level. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have 3.4 nodule in thyroid. If thyroidectomy, i'm afraid of weight gain. I am reading stories people gain weight and hormone hard to regulate help ?
Not to worry: If you have a thyroidectomy, they will give you thyroid replacement, and when adjusted properly, your thyroid level will be normal, and it will have no impact on weight. It is not hard to regulate. Has the thyroid nodule been biopsied? You may want to see an endocrinologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My breasts have tripled in size since total thyroidectomy 3yrs ago and 20lb weight gain. How can I drastically reduce breast size w/o surgery?
Been very skinny all my life, diagnosed with graves disease and had total thyroidectomy last week, i really hope i can gain weight, do i have a chance?
Better chance: The presence of an overactive thyroid often leads to weight loss. Thus having a normal thyroid function through replacement gives you a better chance to gain weight. Don't worry, you will likely wish you have the same problem 30 years from now. (PS: If you are genetically lean-look at your parents' body type, then huge weight gain may not be on the horizon). ...Read more
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