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The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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