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Dr. William Culviner
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Thyroidectomy (Definition)

This is the removal of all or part of the thyroid gland. It is generally performed for rumors of the gland, occasionally for enlarged and hyper functioning glands that do ...Read more


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Having a total thyroidectomy. history hypo, multiple nodules, on Synthroid (thyroxine) 100mcg. Had horrible wt gain over yr. Will i likely gain lots of wt after?

No: You do not need a thyroid, you just need thyroid hormone in the correct dose to maintain a normal TSH level. If your thyroid level remains normal, it should not affect your weight. I assume that you are having a total thyroidectomy because you had a thyroid biopsy that was suspicious for thyroid cancer. If this is not the case, you should get a second opinion from an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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3/3 hr 104-118 even when resting cause? History hyperthyroidism controlled w/left thyroidectomy no thyroid medicine hbp have right side of thyroid

3/3 hr 104-118 even when resting cause? History hyperthyroidism controlled w/left thyroidectomy no thyroid medicine hbp have right side of thyroid

TSH? : Check your tsh. There is an entity called "inappropriate sinus tachycardia" in which people have a high resting heart rate for no reason, but excess thyroid would have to be ruled out first as well as many other possible contributing factors. You would need a full evaluation with echocardiogram, chest x-ray, & blood work as a starter. ...Read more

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Hr rate 104-118 even when resting cause? History hbp hyperthyroidism controlled w/thyroidectomy palpitations inderal (propranolol) 10mg twice a day

Hr rate 104-118 even when resting cause? History hbp hyperthyroidism controlled w/thyroidectomy  palpitations inderal (propranolol) 10mg twice a day

TSH? : Get a TSH drawn. The dose of your thyroid repelacement medicine may be too strong or they may have left too much thyroid tissue at surgery. Meanwhile, bump up the dose of the inderal (propranolol). ...Read more

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After total thyroidectomy with a small papillary carcinoma and no lymph involvement, what is recommended TSH level? Fam history of bone cancer

After total thyroidectomy with a small papillary carcinoma and no lymph involvement, what is recommended TSH level?  Fam history of bone cancer

low normal: With a history of thyroid cancer, we usually want to see the TSH in the low normal or mildly suppressed range (0.2 to 1.0). The family history of bone cancer is unrelated. ...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