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Doctor insights on: Post Thyroid Ablation Side Effects

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Ablation (Definition)

Cardiac ablation involves destruction of tissue aimed at elimination of sources of origin or propagation of arrhythmias. It may also be used to destroy part of the heart in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Typically it is done with a catheter inserted through a ...Read more


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Any sexual side effects after thermal ablation?

Any sexual side effects after thermal ablation?

Should not be: I assume you are referring to an endometrial ablation -- a treatment for heavy menstrual periods. There should not be any sexual side effects. Ablations do not affect the ovaries or your hormone levels. It simply destroys the internal lining of the uterus called the endometrium. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of i131 ablation therapy?

What are the side effects of i131 ablation therapy?

Hypothyroidism: Usually i 131 treatment is used for treatment of hyperthyroidism. It is quite safe but often leads to hypothyroidism 12 plus months later. Hypothyroidism is easily treated with a once a day supplement of thyroid. ...Read more

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What are the normal side effects of radiofrequency ablation?

What are the normal side effects of radiofrequency ablation?

Pain: I assume you are speaking of spinal medial branch facet joint ablation. Most patients understandably want immediate relief. Some do get that. Others do not. Some times it takes a couple of weeks before you notice a difference. It does not work on some people. But the "normal" side effect is continued discomfort up to a couple of weeks. If pain exceeds that it probably is not going to work. ...Read more

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I was told to stop taking 50 mg metoprolol 3 days before I have the rf ablation performed. What are the side effects for stopping the meds?

I was told to stop taking 50 mg metoprolol 3 days before I have the rf ablation performed. What are the side effects for stopping the meds?

Ablation : Your doctor probably asked you to to that to make it more likely for him/her to induce your arrhythmia. While is infrequent done might experience a symptomatic increase in pulse. Talk to the doctor performing the ablstiob. ...Read more

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What are the eligibility reqs for ablation (to correct svt)? Still having hr issues despite 2 yrs of meds and i don't like the side effects.

What are the eligibility reqs for ablation (to correct svt)?  Still having hr issues despite 2 yrs of meds and i don't like the side effects.

There are several: Persistent svt despite medical therapy is a common indication for catheter ablation. More potentially serious arrhythmias are often treated with ablation before a trial of medication. ...Read more

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What possible side effects could radiofrequency ablation have when done on lower back nerves without anesthesia?

What possible side effects could radiofrequency ablation have when done on lower back nerves without anesthesia?

Radiofrequency Ablat: More side effects from anethesia. The main side effect of radiofrequency ablation is some discomfort, including swelling & bruising at the treatment site that usually goes away after a few days. Leg numbness may develop due to the local anesthesia given during the procedure. It should only last a few hours. Mild back discomfort can occur as the local anesthetic wears off & typically lasts 2-3 days ...Read more

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What side effects are commonly associated with pulmonary vein ablation?

What side effects are commonly associated with pulmonary vein ablation?

Talk to your doctor: This is a discussion you should have with treating physician. ...Read more

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If I undergo endometrial ablation, will I stop menstruating? What are some possible negative side effects of this operation?

If I undergo endometrial ablation, will I stop menstruating? What are some possible negative side effects of this operation?

Maybe not: There is a percentage of patients who undergo this procedure that continue to bleed, although somewhat less than before. Additional side effects besides failure of the procedure are , uterine perforation and bladder injury. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more