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Thyroid Ablation Side Effects
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
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
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
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
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
If I undergo endometrial ablation, will I stop menstruating? What are some possible negative side effects of this operation?
Talk to your doctor: This is a discussion you should have with treating physician. ...Read more
Hey Dr., Good day. I am diagnosed by WPW (wolf Parkinson white syndrome) I had a complete failure catheter ablation 2 months ago. I started taking sotalo, amiodarone & sertraline after the operation but I suffer from really really bad side effects
Options: There are always options. Talk with your doctor about side effects. If you don't feel your concerns are being addressed, get an opinion from a different one. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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