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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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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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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 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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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

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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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Are there any side effects to thyroid medication?

Are there any side effects to thyroid medication?

Yes, but: Remember that thyroid medication is synthetically produced thyroid hormone just like a healthy thyroid gland would make - nothing artificial! Side effects are usually related to dose. Taking too much will mimic an overactive thyroid. ...Read more

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Symptoms and side effects of nonfunctioning thyroid?

Symptoms and side effects of nonfunctioning thyroid?

Multiple effects: A truly non-functioning thyroid with almost no thyroid hormone synthesis will show many symptoms: most commonly dry hair/nails/skin, mental slowing, loss of eyebrows, weight gain, heart slowing, constipation, menstrual/sexual dysfunction, swelling, et al. This definitely requires thyroid replacement. However, the most commonly seen mild hypothyroidism (tsh 4-10) usually has very few effects seen. ...Read more

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Are thyroid extracts safe? What are the side effects?

Are thyroid extracts safe? What are the side effects?

Avoid thyroid: Extracts. If your thyroid level is deficient, the only appropriate therapy is BRAND NAME T4 replacement until your levels have been returned to normal. Thyroid extract (prescription) is ground up animal material and should be avoided. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of thyroid replacement?

What are the side effects of thyroid replacement?

None if dose right: If your dose is appropriate, there should be no side effects, unless you have an allergy to one of the inactive ingredients (like the dyes). If your dose is too high, you can get palpitations, tremors, weight loss and other signs of thyroid hormone excess. ...Read more

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Which side affects should I have after a thyroid ablation?

Which side affects should I have after a thyroid ablation?

Maybe transient sx: Presumably you recently had radioactive iodine (rai) treatment of graves disease. The rai will begin to destroy your gland. This may release some hormone and give you transient hyper sx. Use b-blocker, maybe methimazole. Sometime mild neck tenderness. This is usually mild, and most people are hypothyroid within 3 months. ...Read more

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What is the side effects of nuclear medicine uptake on thyroid?

No effect: Low radiation dose thyroid uptake test with radio tracer i123 or i131. Thyroid gland picks up the iodine tracer. I-123 has a shorter half life than i-131 (13 hrs vs. 8.1 days), so use of i-123 exposes the body to less radiation. Thyroid gland function not affected by scan. Should not have test if pregnant or breast feeding. Tests are for thyroid function determining hypo vs hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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Thyroid removal side effects and does calcium have side effects?

Thyroid removal side effects and does calcium have side effects?

Levothyroxine: If only a part of the thyroid gland was removed then unlikely to see side effects. If entire gland removed you will need to be on thyroid replacement therapy = levothyroxine. You shouldn't have any issues with calium. ...Read more

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What are the known side effects for thyroid complex from the vitamin shoppe?

What are the known side effects for thyroid complex from the vitamin shoppe?

No way to know: Since you never really know what's in those supplements, you can't tell what the side effects would be - plus they're potentially different for every person and can also be reactions with prescription rx. Plus, these supplements won't help your thyroid or any other part of your body. Save your money, see your doctor if you have a thyroid problem. Don't get medical info from tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Was just put on levothyroxine for my thyroid. Are there any side effects to this and are there any pre cautions I should take? Nervous abt taking it

Was just put on levothyroxine for my thyroid. Are there any side effects to this and are there any pre cautions I should take? Nervous abt taking it

Hypothyroidism: Please take levothyroxin early in the morning in empty stomach. You need to check the TSH level within 4- 6 weeks and then every 2-3 months depends on your blood level. ...Read more

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My bf is born without a thyroid side effects n does it course sexual problem s?

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My bf is born without a thyroid side effects n does it course sexual problem s?

No: Thyroid controls metabolism but not sexual development or maturation. Pituitary controls both thyroid & testes but if he's only missing thyroid, then testes should be ok. However, if testosterone is low, need to figure out why. Low t might be due to testicular issue (coincident w/thyroid) or be due to pituitary problem (see above) or perhaps liver (via excess iron - hemochromatosis), etc. Go c doc. ...Read more

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I heard some people say that soy products have side effects, especially on thyroid, is it true? Thanks

I heard some people say that soy products have side effects, especially on thyroid, is it true? Thanks

Most likely no: Soy does not affect the function of the thyroid gland based on current knowledge and research studies. However, it can affect the absorption of thyroid hormone, so it is not recommended to take soy products when taking thyroid hormone replacement. For more information, may refer to the american thyroid association website. ...Read more

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Hello, my thyroid medicines had expired 2months ago nd I kept on taking them till now, my question is that will it cause any dangerous side effects?

Hello, my thyroid medicines had expired 2months ago nd I kept on taking them till now, my question is that will it cause any dangerous side effects?

Must check thyroid: You should check thyroid level in body. If it goes too low it can have many symptoms, like fatigue, tiredness, elevated cholesterol, myxedema in severe cases ...Read more

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Any body know about thyroid gland removal side effects.?

Any body know about thyroid gland removal side effects.?

Hypothyroidism: If the whole thyroid gland is removed, then the person need to take thyroid hormone to replace the thyroid function. Thyroid hormone is effective and very safe. Rarely, the operation can damage the nerve that controls the vocal cord. The parathyroid glands scan be damaged and cause a low blood calcium. This can be corrected with oral calcium. These are complications rather than side effects. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about thyroid gland removal and its side effects?

Complicated....: More than can be explained in 400 characters. Talk to a good surgeon. Most who have partial thyroidectomy don't need thyroid replacement. All who have total thyroidectomy need long term hormone replacement. Risk of parathyroid issues with total; this requires long term calcium replacement. Managed carefully, most folks don't have too much difficulty regulating their postop hormone issues. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of thyroid medications for hypothyroidism?

What are the side effects of thyroid medications for hypothyroidism?

Medications: First of all you are taking a lot of medicines. Do you really need all of them. Please check with your doctor.
Hypothyroidism can only be controlled if enough thyroid medicine is prescribed.
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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What are some side effects when you stop taking your methimazole medication for thyroid problems?

What are some side effects when you stop taking your methimazole medication for thyroid problems?

Return of symptoms: If you stop methimazole, you might have return of the original symptoms prior to starting methimazole, that is, hyperthyroid symptoms such as: feeling nervous, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, feeling anxious, sweating heavily, muscle weakness, increased appetite, frequent bowel movement... ...Read more

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What's the use of taking thyroid medicines when your hair gonna fall out, way too many side effects, terrible I guess i'll be fat forever, smh?

What's the use of taking thyroid medicines when your hair gonna fall out, way too many side effects, terrible I guess i'll be fat forever, smh?

Thyroid hormone: If you are overweight, taking thyroid hormone for weight loss is a very wrong approach. If you have hypothyroidism, taking thyroid hormone supplement won't cause hair loss. You should discuss it in details with your local physician to find the best way and safe way to treat your medical needs. ...Read more

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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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