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Recovery Time For Thyroid Removal Surgery
3 weeks out of partial thyroid removal. Pre-surg TSH 1.27 miu/l: ft4 .9 ng/dl: after surgery TSH 3.150 miu/l: ft4 .96. Do i need medication?
Not yet based on lab: Usually after partial or total thyroid removal it can take a while before medication may be needed. Every patient is different as to when they need medication. You are still making thyroid hormone from what's left, it appears your TSH has risen in just 3 weeks and may mean you might need medication soon. Normally we look for TSH to be above 4.5 before starting medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How is a thyroid removal different from parathyroidectomy? How are the surgeries similar? And how are they different ?
Different glands: The thyroid and parathyroids are closely related in position. There are 4 parathyroids, one in the region of the upper and lower pole of the right and left thyroid lobes. When doing a thyroid resection the parathyroids are identified and separated. If only one thyroid lobe is removed and parathyroid blood supply lost, the remaining 2 parathyroids are sufficient to function. ...Read more
I'm considering surgery to treat my overactive thyroid as the medication is not improving it, are there any dangerous side effects of thyroidectomy?
How will I know what does a surgery to remove the thyroid consists of, recovery time, is it an outpatient procedure?
Thyroidectomy: Thyroid surgery involves removing either the entire thyroid gland (total thyroidectomy) or just one lobe (lobectomy). The incision is 2- 3 inches long and is placed across the front of the neck in a natural skin crease. If you have a lobectomy, you may be able to go home the same day. If you have a total thyroidectomy, you will stay in the hospital overnight so your calcium levels can be watched. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is your opinion: should rai absolutely be given after thyroid removal with a <1cm malignant nodule with hurthle/onocytic cell changes.?
I've been offered a clinical trial on my migraines. It came through the email I have participated in feedback from doing the boots injections. However I'm post thyroid removal and my migraines have been going crazy. Honestly my care doctors have blown
Get more information: about the clinical trial. It may be worth your participating in the trial if your migraines are getting worse in spite of your medical care. Make sure that the trial is legitimate and FDA controlled. Participation in a clinical trial can offer state-of-art treatments that are not otherwise available. Make sure you let the trial center know about your thyroid surgery which is likely to exclude U. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, have found a lump on the back of my head to the right, I've had a very sore neck for the last few weeks, 1yr ago had complete thyroid removal is it all connected? The lump is the size of a coin
Head Lump: The thyroid gland is low in the front of the neck, almost into your chest. It is not likely related given a couple of factors: 1. your thyroid surgery was over a year ago, 2. any problems from the thyroid would likely present in the front of the neck or upper chest. A lump in the back of the neck or head is most commonly a lymph node, but you should probably have it examined to make sure. ...Read more
Thyroid removal (6 growths, 1 possible cancer) and taking synthroid. Can this help regulate for weight loss and facial hair issues? I can't lose weight.
NO ,: Purpose of taking thyroid hormone (synthroid ) is a replacement exact amount needed , due to lack of production as gland was removed by surgery , which controls metabolism of every cell in the body , other issues or associated hormones may be causing your problem , speak to your doctor will help you ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Total thyroid removal 1/2015 . Slight raspy voice like when you wake up in AM. Also clearing throat with claret mucaus. How long raspy voice last?
Who knows: Time will tell. This is not a rare sequelae after that surgery. Keep you post operative appointments ...Read more
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