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Life After Adrenal Gland Removal
Is adrenal insufficiency after pituitary tumor removal permanent? How long before most usually gain pituitary function for acth back?
Sometimes: It really depends on what caused the loss of function and how extensive the surgery was. Perhaps if you have other details i might be able to better answer your question? Please resubmit. Thanks. ...Read more
Yes: After partial removal, the remaining thyroid will grow. If this thyroid remnant is healthy, it can easily make enough thyroid hormone to keep your blood levels normal, but on exam it may be enlarged. If the original surgery was for a "nodule", then this enlarging thyroid remnant can create concern/confusion: is it normal physiologic expansion, or another nodule? Check with your endocrinologist. ...Read more
Had a pheo removed 2011. Hypertension again. Does removing one adrenal gland change reliabilty of met urine test?
Terrific question!: This may be one of the best questions i've ever seen on healthtap! unfortunately, i don't have a clue. I hope an endocrinologist with some experience with this answers - we'll both learn something. Pheo's are statistically literally one in a million. Still, if you had one, you might be at higher risk for two. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In follicular adenoma of thyroid gland , after lobectomy , is ther resk for other remaining lobe to develop follicular carcenoma ?
VERY LOW: In treating thyroid tumors the lesion present should be solitary and essentially cold on thyroid scan. At that time if surgery indicated should the lesion be relatively small and confined to one lobe it is possible to save the other lobe. Ca Dx is made when the adenoma shows evidence of follicular cells breaking the capsule. A second primary occurs in the other lobe in about 5% of patients ...Read more
No: An adrenal adenoma is a benign tumor of the adrenal gland. It typically causes no complications. Someimes these tumors become "active" or "functioning" producing hormones, often in excess of what the adrenal glands typically produce. This excess of hormones can cause primary aldosteronism, Cushing's syndrome and other medical conditions. They do not stop hormone production.once functional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly, not likely: Any genital surgery can affect the birth canal, however if your gartner's duct cyst was properly removed you should be ok. Please consult with your obstetrician/gynecologist because a pelvic examination is required to answer your question. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read more
See below: These are done laparoscopically or robotically now. Most patients are in over night (depending on indication). Scars are similar to gallbladder surgery in size. Most people take pain pills for about a week or less. U can be on light duty in 2 wks. ...Read more
4 years back i had adrenal tumor (11cms. Benign)and had the gland removed. Any chance of it recurring with the other gland. ? Thnks
Can an underactive thyriod become overactive after being burnt out with radioactive iodine 12 years earlier?
Yes, but uncommon: Some patients with graves' disease, and others with overactive thyroid nodules will undergo radioactive i-131 therapy to control thyroid levels. Usually, the thyroid hormone levels go low as the near-entire thyroid gland is destroyed. In a minority of cases, the underlying autoimmune stimulation of graves' will cause a small remnant to slowly grow back, and eventually cause overactivity again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To ablate remnant tissue after complete thyroidectomy(initially had multiple noduls, 1-ca node), what maximum dose of radioactive iodine be taken?
Depends: The dose is related to the risk of recurrent disease. The larger the primary tumor, the higher the risk. In your age group (under 45 yo) the risk is relatively low, even with having a positive lymph node. The recommended dose would be as low as 30 mci or as high as 100. ...Read more
No: Unless there is recurrence of the tumor . You should see your physician if you are feeling lumps in the thyroid area. ...Read more
Can i survive w/o a pituitary gland when tumor was removed was told pituitary also non-residual...Now having major issues following surgery
You : You can live well without a pituitary gland. But you will need close monitoring for metabolic problems. You will need very close supervision both from your personal physician and from an excellent endocrinologist. Various hormones will need to be taken and adjusted from time to time. It will be hard, but doable. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After cushing surgery i'm in hormone replacement cortisol 25 ml.Is headache normal after 3 weeks after surgery? Thank you hormones replacement
Ask surgeon: You need to discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more
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