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What are the chances for patient below 30 y.O & euthyroid to be hypothyroid after hemthyroidectomy? Will the other lobe be enlarged after?
Possibility: It is certainly a possibility, and many would begin thyroid replacement immediately after surgery to prevent enlargement of the remaining lobe and the future formation of nodules (which i assume is why you had the surgery in the first place). If your whole thyroid can't work well enough to avoid problems, what makes you think that half of it can do better? Talk w/your endocrinologist. ...Read more
Surgical biopsy: Hi. I would say that an indeterminate FNA of a non-hyperthyroid nodule (done without gene testing on the FNA) would go to hemithyroidectomy. If frozen section pathology during surgery was negative for cancer, the surgeon would leave the other half of the thyroid in. If frozen section showed cancer, the surgeon would remove the rest of the thyroid. That's complex. Sorry. If you had a hemi, good! ...Read more
Have 14 mm complex nod. w/ peripheral vasc. and other small ones. Surgeon said no biopsy. Wait 1 yr for another u.s. Had hemithyroidectomy 11 yr ago.
If you are not: sure about your surgeon's advice, I think you should seek a formal second opinion in your case. ...Read more
I had a hemithyroidectomy 2 months ago, had thyroid function test which came back normal but I am showing symptoms of under active, what else could it?
Many things.: If your TSH is normal 2 months out from surgery the problem is not likely your thyroid. You should talk to your doc to investigate the meaning of your symptoms which were not unfortunately identified in your question. These would be very helpful clues as to the cause. Depression, stress, sleep disturbance, anemia, etc all could produce "under active" symptoms. ...Read more
I have a lump on my thyroid and it contains electrolytes what does that mean? I had hemithyroidectomy last year, due to lumps on it.
Follow up : Please see your doctor and you need follow up exam and testing. The lump could be benign or malignant which needs expert examination. ...Read more
If 4 cm follicular adenoma removed with hemithyroidectomy 11 yrs ago, what are chances my new-found nodules in remaining lobe could be malignant?
Had hemithyroidectomy last year, the bit of thyroid that's left has a lump 2.5 x 3 cm. The scan showed it has electrolytes in it, what does this mean?
Electrolytes?: Electrolytes mean calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium etc....Thyroid scan cannot see these electrolytes. 2.5x3cm is a relatively large thyroid mass and, especially if it is solid, biopsy is likely needed. Why did you get the hemithyroidectomy in the first place? Concern of cancer? It is possible that you will need total thyroidectomy. I recommend follow-up with doc. Good luck. ...Read more
2 thyroid cystic nodules 1.6 cm and 1 cm in size on one side causing problems while eating. Recommend hemithyroidectomy? What are the risks?
Very few: and they will be explained in detail by your thyroid surgeon. You can easily live on thyroid replacement (which may be the choice of your physician (to "avoid" development of further nodules in the other half of the gland) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
A yr ago i had a hemithyroidectomy, now i'm putting on weight, tired and my fingertips go numb? Could it b the small bit of thyroid left isn't working
I had a hemithyroidectomy in 2010. I had a 3.5cm thyroid module. The diagnosis was minimally invasive thyroid cancer. Is no further treatment ok?
Possibly: Actually, standard of care in cancer cases, with the exception of some papillary thyroid microcarcinomas, is completion thyroidectomy, removing the other lobe. For minimally invasive ftc, which you had, removing the rest of the gland is not due to the likeliness of residual tumor, but for assuring no additional thyroglobulin production, serum levels of which are used to screen for recurrence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After hemithyroidectomy, lab results ft4 5.17 pmol/l (ref value 12-22 pmol/l) TSH 32.04 miu/l (ref value 0.2-4.2 miu/l) cobas e411. Pls interpret.
R supraclavicular lymph node for 8 mths. 2 FNA's. Indetermined. Enlarged thyroid with bilateral nodules. L hemithyroidectomy 2 wks ago. Poss ca?
Thyroid: You should have gotten a pathology report after the surgery by now. Call up your surgeon and ask for the report. They must not have passed on the info to you. Low probability of ca. ...Read more
Diet's not the key: Being hypothyroid is difficult enough without subscientific / pop diet recommendations. You can basically eat what you please (healthy choices, of course, and limit your calories as you may tend to overeat / get fat.) but you must take your thyroid replacement medicine or your life will be ruined. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Numerous: Abnormal thyroid functioning may adversely affect a person's mood. It can also cause weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, fatigue, as well as other problems. Hypothyroidism can be caused by the thyroid gland itself and can also be caused by certain medications, like lithium. If a person's pituitary gland is not functioning properly, that may cause hypothyroidism. There are thyroid replacement drugs. ...Read more