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Doctor insights on: Risk Of A Miscarriage After A Thyroidectomy

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I would like to ask you if total thyroidectomy is a reason for my two miscarriages?

I would like to ask you if total thyroidectomy is a reason for my two miscarriages?

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

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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more


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What is the risk of miscarriage after the heartbeat is seen at 6 weeks?

What is the risk of miscarriage after the heartbeat is seen at 6 weeks?

10%: Miscarriage is common. Most miscarriages occur in the first trimester. Seeing a heartbeat at 6 weeks is a good sign! Congratulations. ...Read more

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What is the risk of miscarriage after the heartbeat is seen on a 6-week ultrasound?

What is the risk of miscarriage after the heartbeat is seen on a 6-week ultrasound?

10-20%.: After your physician can identify limb buds and movements of the embryo your risk will decrease to less than 10%. It will be decreased even further (<1-5%) if your embryo grows well at the end of the first trimester (14 weeks). Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read more

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Had a natural miscarriage in oct and have had a normal cycle six weeks after and now I have on and off periods for five days very heavy came 10 day e?

Had a natural miscarriage in oct and have had a normal cycle six weeks after and now I have on and off periods for five days very heavy came 10 day e?

Cycle after miscarry: After a miscarriage, the usual advice is to wait 3 months of cycling before trying again to make sure your body gets back to normal. This not unusual but I recommend that you review this with your doctor to make sure that all is well. You didn't describe the circumstances of your miscarriage so your dr would be able to make some sense out of this for you. ...Read more

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How do I knoe when im done miscarrying?

How do I knoe when im done miscarrying?

Bleeding gone: Typically, when your bleeding has turned dark brown and the cramping has subsided you are done. Can take 3 or 7 days, every woman is different. If you're concerned you can always get a vaginal ultrasound from a doctor to make sure the uterus is empty. ...Read more

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What are good diets after thyroidectomy?

What are good diets after thyroidectomy?

Why thyroidectomy?: Hi. Was it thyroid cancer? Most likely reason for total thyroidectomy. Best diet: healthy one! Whole grains, nuts, legumes, fruits & veggies, healthy oils (canola & olive), lean meats, nonfat dairy; little or no white flour, white rice, simple sugar, high fructose corn syrup. Best of luck with your thyroid cancer! ...Read more

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How do you know if your wife has miscarried?

How do you know if your wife has miscarried?

Several issues: Was she truly pregnant?
Did she have then an unusual or heavy period or pass some tissue.
More cramping with the passage.
Is she for sure not pregnant now?
Clarity would come from OB exam and perhaps ultrasound.
Miscarriage is not uncommon and can be variable by timing and symptoms. ...Read more

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After repeated miscarriages what can be done?

After repeated miscarriages what can be done?

See your doctor: You need to speak to your Ob/Gyn doctor. There are many reasons you could be miscarrying. Some are treatable some aren't. But you would need a physical exam and testing by your doctor. ...Read more

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What's the recovery time from a thyroidectomy?

What's the recovery time from a thyroidectomy?

Normally a few days: For routine thyroid surgery, such as for graves disease or a benign nodule, surgery can be done on an outpatient basis and recovery is fairly fast. Hormone replacement begins immediately. For cancer surgery, the procedure may be more extensive and recovery may be longer. If there are complications, such as low blood calcium, or a hoarse voice, then other outpatient treatments will be needed. ...Read more

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My question it should I undergo thyroidectomy?

My question it should I undergo thyroidectomy?

What for?: There are many reasons to have a thyroidectomy: cancer, suspicious nodules, goiter or nodule with compressive symptoms, uncontrolled hyperthyroidism, genetic syndromes with high likelihood of cancer. You should be seen by a surgeon who does a lot of thyroid procedures and have a full discussion about your reasons. If you are having trouble deciding get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Looking for answer to how do I know I miscarried?

Looking for answer to how do I know I miscarried?

See below: There would be cramping and the passage of the products of conception. The presentation is variable, however. See your doctor. He/she will do an ultrasound and/or a series of blood tests to determine the viability of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the common complications of thyroidectomy?

What are the common complications of thyroidectomy?

Depends: In experienced surgeon's hands the complications are minimal. For example my patients have a less than 1% incidence of hoarseness, infection or hematoma. The risk of permanent hypoparathyroidism is less than 1:1000 also in my hands. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a thyroidectomy?

How common is it for someone to need a thyroidectomy?

Common: In this day & age where people are getting imaging studies more frequently, "incidental" thyroid nodules are found more easily, leading to more biopsy and more surgery. Approx 50, 000 new thyroid cancer cases are expected in 2011 resulting in approx 2000 deaths. The decision to proceed with surgery depends on discussion between you and you're treating physicians (surgeon, pcp & endocrinologist). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how would you know if you miscarried?

Can you tell me how would you know if you miscarried?

See below: There would be cramping and the passage of the products of conception. The presentation is variable, however. See your doctor. He/she will do an ultrasound and/or a series of blood tests to determine the viability of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the percentage of miscarriages in women in s asia?

What is the percentage of miscarriages in women in s asia?

About 15%: The miscarriage rate is roughly 15 to 20% regardless of what part of the world you live in. ...Read more

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If someone is having repeated miscarriages what could the dr need to look for as the possible problem?

If someone is having repeated miscarriages what could the dr need to look for as the possible problem?

Varies: Most women who have repeated miscarriages do not have any obvious problems. However, some will have a structural uterine anomaly (seen on ultrasound), some will have medical problems (like lupus), some will have genetic anomalies (seen on karyotyping). See your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Does coffee lead to miscarriages?

Does coffee lead to miscarriages?

No: Coffee does not lead to miscarriages. Caffeine is a stimulant and cause raise blood pressure. All artificial stimulants including cocaine, amphetamines should be avoided. ...Read more

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What can cause multiple miscarriages?

What can cause multiple miscarriages?

Many possibilities : There are many causes of multiple miscarriages including age, genetic issues, uterine pathology to name a few. If you would like an answer more specific to your history please consult with us. ...Read more

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How would I know if I miscarried? Passed big clot?

How would I know if I miscarried? Passed big clot?

See below: There would be cramping and the passage of the products of conception. The presentation is variable, however. See your doctor. He/she will do an ultrasound and/or a series of blood tests to determine the viability of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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