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No Period After Total Thyroidectomy
I had a total thyroidectomy in February. I have not had my period since last December, when I started having thyroid issues.?
No period since June 2014/ total thyroidectomy for NMG 1/2015. Sweating under armpits, warmer, yeast infections. 49yrs. Is this menopausal or thyroid?
Had thyroidectomy on 2/28. Started 125 mcg of levothyroxin. Can't have bloodwork yet how will I feel if dose is wrong? Can it affect my periods?
It depends: Both high and low thyroid levels can affect your periods as well as how you feel. The dose you are on seems reasonable, check level soon. ...Read more
Had total thyroidectomy 2 months ago for thyroid cancer. Is it ok to have a hysterectomy this soon after? Flooding periods unbearable for last 2 yrs.
Sure: If you overall health permits it, I'm aware of no contraindication. ...Read more
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
Thyroidectomy diet: "there are no uniform general dietary restrictions for patients who have had thyroid surgery, however your surgeon may ask you to temporarily institute a low iodine diet if you need to receive radio-iodine treatment for cancer after thyroidectomy." http://www. Utsouthwestern. Edu/utsw/cda/dept48055/files/317737.Html. ...Read more
Yes: I have patients that have had half of the gland removed. The other half can then continue to grow and need to be removed. This is rare and may take many years to develop. Most have no problem. It would be even rarer if the remnant were very small. ...Read more
Straightforward: Should be pretty straightforward. Expect a benefit. ...Read more
Absorbable sutures: They can be used in thyroidectomies, both hemis and totals. I have done it that way since 1999. ...Read more
2-3 weeks: Hematomas are collections of blood. They initially coagulate then liquefy after 1-2 weeks. After they liquefy your body will resorb them or you can have them drained. ...Read more
Either one works: If you have hyperthyroidism from Graves disease, either treatment works well. There are potential complications from surgery, although less if you have an experienced surgeon who specializes in thyroid surgery. RAI works with one treatment most of the time for Graves. Talk to your Endocrinologist and go with his/her advice. ...Read more
Swelling, tender, re: If the area is swollen and tender or getting red, you need to see your doctor immediately! ...Read more
Panic: Several possibilities, depending on whether you had history of anxiety, how prepared were you for the surgery, expectations, support system, etc. Possibilities postoperatively are; hormonal changes secondary to changes in thyroid status, fears & worries after the surgery, effect of medications prescribed or changed postoperatively, rebound from medication changes. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism: Patients who had total thyroidectomy might develop hypothyroidism. Symptoms are usually associated with slower metabolism which include slow heart rate, fatigue, weakness, constipation, anemia/low blood counts. Patients are kept on a daily thyroid medication to prevent this. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Can't live without: What happens if a driver takes her foot off the gas? The car would coast while slowing down, and then roll slowly until either hitting a speed bump or running out of gas. Then the car just stops and/or the engine dies. Humans cannot live without thyroid hormone. If one cannot make her own hormone anymore, she can take levothyroxine hormone pills at the correct dose, and live normally. ...Read more
How was it treated?: This is a complex question, so I'd encourage using HealthTap Prime or talking to your primary doctor. The answer depends on the reason (diagnosis) you needed thyroidectomy (cancer? other?) & treatment thereafter. Was your thyroid hormone levels adequately replaced? Were you under care of an Endocrinologist? If properly treated, thyroidectomy for a benign cause shouldn't lead to miscarriage. TTYD. ...Read more
Talk to your doc: The choice of treatment encompasses many factors; talk to your endocrinologist. One big factor: who would do the surgery? Complications of surgery are lower with someone who does a lot of thyroid surgery, rather than a case now and then. If you have graves eye disease, surgery may be preferred over rai. ...Read more
Check with surgeon: The most likely cause is some temporary inflammation of the tissues under the incision. A hematoma (blood clot) or fluid collection is also possible. Less likely causes would be infection or scar tissue. If the area is red or tender, you need to see the surgeon right away. If not, typically the incision is checked at 1 month after surgery, by then it should be healing very well. ...Read more
Thyroidectomy: Hi. Thyroidectomy is usually done for thyroid cancer. Thyroid hormone has a long half-life in the blood, and if you are started on thyroid hormone replacement right away after surgery, you shouldn't feel bloated. However, we do see that sensation in some people, depending on the dose we start you on (it's just a hunch-we then adjust based on labs). The use of Thyrogen has made that all easier! GL! ...Read more
I am 18 had a total thyroidectomy a year and half ago I'm pregnant now 5 monthes what should my concerns be?
Obviously someone n: Needs to be monitoring thyroid replacement medication. ...Read more
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