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What foods should a post-subtotal thyroidectomy patient eat?

What foods should a post-subtotal thyroidectomy patient eat?

Advance diet: You may have a sore throat for a few days due to intubation (a tube was in your throat during surgery). Your sore throat will resolve in a few days. Advance from a soft diet. ...Read more

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What supps/foods should I eat/avoid since thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer? Recently cleared for Papillary Thyroid cancer. Need to lose 15 lbs now.

What supps/foods should I eat/avoid since thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer? Recently cleared for Papillary Thyroid cancer. Need to lose 15 lbs now.

Remember : For weight loss the strongest predictor is your caloric intake. So you need to be mindful of how much you are eating. I would encourage you to minimize processed, artificial foods and consume colorful veggies. In the end, there's no perfect "diet" as some people's bodies respond well to Mediterranean while others the Atkins while others the Paleo. There's no perfect way to tell. ...Read more

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What foods to avoid after a total thyroidectomy?

What foods to avoid after a total thyroidectomy?

Thyroidectomy diet: "there are no uniform general dietary restrictions for patients who have had thyroid surgery, however your surgeon may ask you to temporarily institute a low iodine diet if you need to receive radio-iodine treatment for cancer after thyroidectomy." http://www.Utsouthwestern.Edu/utsw/cda/dept48055/files/317737.Html. ...Read more

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I have gained over 10lbs since my total thyroidectomy 4 months ago and i eat a lot. Is this normal to gain the weight?

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

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After a thyroidectomy, my weight is going up even though my blood results are normal. I eat very healthily and go to the gym 4 days a week?

After a thyroidectomy, my weight is going up even though my blood results are normal. I eat very healthily and go to the gym 4 days a week?

Hard problem: Metabolism slows down with increasing age and you will gain weight even if you eat only as much as you did before. It is easier said than done, but you need to reduce your caloric intake. It may help to have a support group of your peers to facilitate sticking to a regimen. ...Read more

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Is it more difficult to lose weight after thyroidectomy for pap thy CA? What r the best foodsfor me to eat?

Is it more difficult to lose weight after thyroidectomy for pap thy CA? What r  the best foodsfor me to eat?

Possible: If you have had your thyroid removed, it is possible that you are thyroid replacement pills. If your levels are too low it could put you in a hypothroid state which would make it difficult to lose weight. As far as diet, there is no post-thyroid diet, although with thyroid cancer they will sometimes rec'd a low iodine diet if you are going to receive radioactive Iodine. ...Read more

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I have Hashimoto's w/ thyroidectomy 4 yrs ago gained 60 lbs & cant lose! Pain is starting again. What can i do?

I have Hashimoto's w/ thyroidectomy 4 yrs ago gained 60 lbs & cant lose! Pain is starting again. What can i do?

Pain: If you mean the pain is in your neck, you should see your endocrinologist to check your your hormone levels. You may need to see your surgeon ...Read more

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I'm 39. Thyroidectomy in 2011. I am 179 lbs and have been since I gave birth to my son whom is 11. I eat right and very active...any advice?

I'm 39. Thyroidectomy in 2011. I am 179 lbs and have been since I gave birth to my son whom is 11. I eat right and very active...any advice?

About what ?: You gave some basic data but no clear question. This is not a chat site. Please reword your question and start over.Questions are not linked and docs on the site have no access to other data you may have loaded into the system. ...Read more

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Should I avoid any foods or supplements? Total thyroidectomy 20+ yrs ago, & endo decreased my HRT dosage recently. I do bldwrk & F/U anny'alls & well.

Should I avoid any foods or supplements? Total thyroidectomy 20+ yrs ago, & endo decreased my HRT dosage recently. I do bldwrk & F/U anny'alls & well.

Avoid foods?: 52F form US has have thyroidectomy and HRT dosage decreased recently. Tests show all is well. if you feel well then I would avoid all supplements as they are almost always a waste of money and can be dangerous. Not certain if HRT refers to Thyroid replacement rx which you will need for life of female hormone replacement which you probably do not need. ...Read more

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Will I gain weight after thyroidectomy?

Will I gain weight after thyroidectomy?

Thyroid and weight: Appropriate treatment soon after thyroidectomy (surgical removal of the thyroid) should include thyroid hormone replacement. This should provide adequate amount of thyroid hormone so that there should be no impact on weight. ...Read more

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What are good diets after thyroidectomy?

What are good diets after thyroidectomy?

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

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How long does a total thyroidectomy take?

How long does a total thyroidectomy take?

Thyroidectomy: Total thyroidectomy time varies drpending on how is it done, size of the thyroid and body habitus. Minimally invasive technique in experienced hands takes less than 30 min. ...Read more

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Can you tell me diets after thyroidectomy?

Can you tell me diets after thyroidectomy?

Anything fine: After a thyroidectomy there is generally restriction on what you can and cannot eat. Generally you may have some neck soreness immediately post-op which may be better to eat soft foods or liquids, but this should resolve in a day or two. ...Read more

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What is it like to have a total thyroidectomy?

What is it like to have a total thyroidectomy?

A routine surgery...: Will aim to remove all thyroid tissue. This is done sometimes for goiter, thyroiditis, or cancer. There is typically a single, midline neck incision that is used for removal of the organ. Afterwards you may receive radioactive iodine to kill any cells that might have been missed. You will need thyroid replacement on a daily basis after the surgery for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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What's the recovery time from a thyroidectomy?

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

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My question is should I undergo thyroidectomy?

My question is should I undergo thyroidectomy?

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

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What are the effects of a partial thyroidectomy?

It removes: A portion of your thyroid. You will definitely need life-long replacement with brand name T4 after the surgery. There are some risks, including potential damage to laryngeal nerve and parathyroid glands, but risks should be minimal with a good surgeon. Depends upon the indication for the surgery in the first place. ...Read more

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What are the common complications of thyroidectomy?

What are the common complications of thyroidectomy?

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

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