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Fatigue After Thyroidectomy
Yes, can be: There are many reasons to have these feelings after surgery and I tell my patients that you may take several weeks to physically and psychologically recover. It may be too early to check your tsh. They may be lagging behind your true thyroid hormone levels. You should be rechecked after 4-5 weeks after surgery. ...Read more
Total thyroidectomy and fatigue: is it normal to feel so fatigued? Taking levithyroxin 125. Levels normal.
How would pregnancy symptoms differ after a total thyroidectomy? Will I be more sick, fatigued, etc.
Not much: Tsh, fsh, and lh all share a common "arm" as hormones produced by the pituitary gland. However, while there is some cross reactivity, pregnancy is much more complex than just a thyroid hormone alteration. You will still need to be on replacement (synthyroid) therapy, but it will not affect your pregnancy per se. ...Read more
1 year post Thyroidectomy...on 125 ug Levo, levels been stable. Have had sudden headaches, fatigue. Had TSH Fri, 6.8 and 9.6 within 3 hr. Pituitary?
Hypothyroidism?: Levo dose may need to be adjusted according to TSH level. See your doctor. ...Read more
^d-dimer270 so CT scan was done- clear. Lately having palp, low energy, fatigued, feeling like I'm not getting enough air in. Thyroidectomy 5/31. Cause?
Many possibilities: Your symptoms of palpitation, low energy though not specific can be associated with thyroid dysfunction. With your other medical issues, it would be wise to consult with your doctor sooner rather than later. If not recently checked, you may need to check a tsh, but also ekg to make certain that your heart rhythm is normal. As for not enough air, again nonspecific, but indicates need for a checkup. ...Read more
Thyroidectomy almost year ago. Blood work came back TSH 99. 175 mcg. Extreme fatigue and noticed a lump where the incision is? Should I be concerned?
Total thyroidectomy in 1/2015. My first blood work. 065 TSH. Levitroid 125. Mg. Doctor said take it M-F. I'm having bad fatigue, Sleepy why?
Adjustment: You are going through an adjustment to new hormonal balance. Do follow your doctor's advise regarding dose of thyroid medication. Start exercising with gradually increasing intensity. Start with walking half hour a day. ...Read more
Thyroidectomy 2 months back&I131 therapy 1week back 2 inactivate remnant tissue. Hav dizziness, tiredness, sleepy. Hear moaning while sleeping, reason?
Call your doc:
Would definitely recommend that you call 1 of the docs involved in your care and have a thorough physical, including labs.
While some of the symptoms you describe are common following I131, some others I do not recognize as side effects.
Electrolyte abnormalities are notorious in the recovery period.
Did you already start taking thyroid replacement pills? ...Read more
Some sinus post nasal drip dailyTotal thyroidectomy in January 2015 taking B12 and last blood TSH. 065. Get very fatigue at noon. Adj. Med. Why tired?
See doctor: There are many potential answers. TSH value suggests that your thyroid replacement dose may be too high which can make you exhausted after a period of hyperactivity (as well as osteoporosis). Sinus infection can also lead to fatigue. Thus you need to see your doctor to sort this out. ...Read more
Thyroidectomy 2011. Fatigue, fullness/noise in ears, anxiety, depression, achy joints. Tsh is 20.76. When will I feel better? Levo inc. 3 days ago
Hypothyroidism: Your TSH level is quite high and should be brought down to below 5. Many of your symptoms may be related to your lack of adequate thyroid hormone replacement. You also have a new born which adds to the stress and fatigue. Are you dealing with postpartum depression? You may a tleast temporarily need an antidepressant while your thyroid hormone is normallized levels which may take several months. ...Read more
I have a 1.3 nodule on left adrenal gland, I have sporadically rapid pulse, high blood pressure, fatigue, feeling unwell, visual disturbances, extreme pain all over. Had thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy,?
Endocrine consult: This finding and your symptoms could represent a Pheochromoctroma which should be removed if present. There are blood test that would suggest the likelihood of this problem. It is important that this be worked up. Seek endocrinology consultation. ...Read more
Have had papillary thyroid cancer and total thyroidectomy ~1 year ago. TSH all in range. Still feeling very fatigued, hard time focusing. Going to get ACTH and Cortisol checked thinking adrenals?
Endocrinology: Yes- get a full medical and endocrine workup and evaluation. ...Read more
Papillary thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy in '08. Nausea all day low appetite headaches fatigue TSH. 007 not pregnant are my symptoms from low tsh?
Possibly: Unfortunately, your symptoms are non-specific. Meaning that many different things could be causing them. It is possible that your TSH suppression could be contributing to your symptoms.. ...Read more
Why thyroidectomy?: Hi. Was it thyroid cancer? Most likely reason for total thyroidectomy. Best diet: healthy one! Whole grains, nuts, legumes, fruits & veggies, healthy oils (canola & olive), lean meats, nonfat dairy; little or no white flour, white rice, simple sugar, high fructose corn syrup. Best of luck with your thyroid cancer! ...Read more
Normally a few days: For routine thyroid surgery, such as for graves disease or a benign nodule, surgery can be done on an outpatient basis and recovery is fairly fast. Hormone replacement begins immediately. For cancer surgery, the procedure may be more extensive and recovery may be longer. If there are complications, such as low blood calcium, or a hoarse voice, then other outpatient treatments will be needed. ...Read more
What for?: There are many reasons to have a thyroidectomy: cancer, suspicious nodules, goiter or nodule with compressive symptoms, uncontrolled hyperthyroidism, genetic syndromes with high likelihood of cancer. You should be seen by a surgeon who does a lot of thyroid procedures and have a full discussion about your reasons. If you are having trouble deciding get a second opinion. ...Read more
Depends: In experienced surgeon's hands the complications are minimal. For example my patients have a less than 1% incidence of hoarseness, infection or hematoma. The risk of permanent hypoparathyroidism is less than 1:1000 also in my hands. ...Read more
Common: In this day & age where people are getting imaging studies more frequently, "incidental" thyroid nodules are found more easily, leading to more biopsy and more surgery. Approx 50, 000 new thyroid cancer cases are expected in 2011 resulting in approx 2000 deaths. The decision to proceed with surgery depends on discussion between you and your treating physicians (surgeon, pcp & endocrinologist). ...Read more
Thyroidectomy: Is the surgical removal of the thyroid gland ...Read more
Yes: I have patients that have had half of the gland removed. The other half can then continue to grow and need to be removed. This is rare and may take many years to develop. Most have no problem. It would be even rarer if the remnant were very small. ...Read more
Straightforward: Should be pretty straightforward. Expect a benefit. ...Read more
Absorbable sutures: They can be used in thyroidectomies, both hemis and totals. I have done it that way since 1999. ...Read more
2-3 weeks: Hematomas are collections of blood. They initially coagulate then liquefy after 1-2 weeks. After they liquefy your body will resorb them or you can have them drained. ...Read more
Either one works: If you have hyperthyroidism from Graves disease, either treatment works well. There are potential complications from surgery, although less if you have an experienced surgeon who specializes in thyroid surgery. RAI works with one treatment most of the time for Graves. Talk to your Endocrinologist and go with his/her advice. ...Read more
Swelling, tender, re: If the area is swollen and tender or getting red, you need to see your doctor immediately! ...Read more
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