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Life After Total Thyroidectomy
It can: The risk of nerve injury with surgery should be about 1%. If it happens, 50% can recover. The recurrent laryngeal nerve controls the voice and damage can cause severe hoarseness and weak voice. Superior laryngeal nerve damage can cause loss of pitch. The overwhelming majority of people have no problem, some have mild weakness that returns, and very few have permanent damage. Chances are good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On levothyroxine following total thyroidectomy. Will a tsh level of 2.5 prevent me from conceiving?
8 days post total thyroidectomy, total plasma metanephrine 301, normeta 237 and free metanephrine 64? Anything to worry about?
Complex question: Why were these tests performed? Why was the thyroidectomy performed? Was cancer found? What kind? Presumably someone is thinking of pheochromocytoma. What is the normal range of values in the lab where they were performed? Your question, and perhaps your situation, is too complex for a 400 character answer. Please discuss with your endocrinologist. ...Read more
Had total thyroidectomy 10 years ago. Currently 8 weeks pregnant, taking synthroid (thyroxine) 125mcg. Very low TSH 0.01 and high free T4 at 26 (normal 12-22). ?
Way off: That dose of thyroid needs to be reduced ASAP. Please consult with your doctor right away. I'm guessing they're doing that already if they received those test results. ...Read more
Should i consider radioactive iodine therapy for regrowth of tissue after -partial, then total thyroidectomy?
It depends : That would depend on the original diagnosis and reason for thyroidectomy. If it was for benign modular disease or goiter then it shouldn't be necessary. If it was treatment of cancer then it is probably advisable but there are other factors that would need to be explored with your doctor. ...Read more
Im taking 150mg of levothyroxine after total thyroidectomy & RAI a month ago due to papillary thyroid cancer.My TSH level is 0.091uIU/mL.Is it normal?
Is radioactive iodine a fairly safe treatment after total thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer? I'm 42 years old.
Radioactive iodine: It is safe and effective. It has been used millions of times and the side effects are low. It is being used more judiciously recently based on 2015 ATA guidelines. Low risk cancers don't usually need RAI. Intermediate risk can benefit from a low dose to ablate the thyroid remnant. High risk benefit from conventional RAI 70-100+ mCi. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a total thyroidectomy (thyroid papilliary cancer) for 17 years and with a high level of TSH result. And stop taking my euthyrox medicine?
Need Thyroid hormone: You need thyroid hormone replacement as you do not have thyroid gland and will need thyroid hormone all your life.Since you stop your euthrox your TSH is high.You need to follow your doctors advice and go back on the thyroid hormone with adjustment of dose to bring TSH to normal level. ...Read more
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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