thyroid gland removal

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to remove thyroid gland in lower part of front of neck

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Any body know about thyroid gland removal side effects..?

Hypothyroidism

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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.
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What is the definition or description of: Thyroid gland removal?

Surgical procedure

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to remove thyroid gland in lower part of front of neck
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Can you tell me about thyroid gland removal and its side effects?

Complicated....

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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.
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Dr. Aaron Ament answered:

Can a low iodine diet cause extreme tiredness in a person who had undergone thyroid gland removal?

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CHECK THYROID AND TSH BLOOD LEVELS AND BE SURE YOU'RE GETTING ENOUGH MEDICATION, DOES YOUR DR KNOW YOURE TIRED? DR & PATIENT ARE A TEAM. PATIENT'S JOB IS TO KEEP DR INFORMED AND FOLLOW THE BEST RECOMMENDED PATH. KEEP UP YOUR SIDE OF THE TEAM!
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Dr. Philip A. Kern answered:

Can the thyroid gland grow back after a partial removal?

Yes

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After partial removal, the remaining thyroid will grow. If this thyroid remnant is healthy, it can easily make enough thyroid hormone to keep your blood levels normal, but on exam it may be enlarged. If the original surgery was for a "nodule", then this enlarging thyroid remnant can create concern/confusion: is it normal physiologic expansion, or another nodule? Check with your endocrinologist.
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No removal of thyroid gland suggested by my doc except 1tab thyroxine .5mg daily. Which z giving me side effects now after taking 4 a year

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you don't normally remove the thyroid if it is underactive, you replace it with Thyroxine, not sure what is your thyroid problem, and what are your side effects, but you need to discuss them with your doctor. An endocrinologist will be best equipped to treat your condition
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Dr. Philip A. Kern answered:

How can a thyroid gland grow back?

Glands grow

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If not all of the thyroid was removed, the remnant will likely grow back, especially if the TSH was slightly high or normal (TSH is a stimulus to growth). Surgery usually does not remove every last cell of the thyroid, even if it is called a "total thyroidectomy". See your endocrinologist.
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Dr. David Brouwer answered:

Symptoms of swollen thyroid gland?

Goiter

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An enlarged thyroid gland is called a goiter. Symptoms can be related to overactive thyroid function or underactive. Overactive symptoms include shakiness, palpitations, diarrhea, sweats, nervousness. Underactive symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, constipation, coarse hair and skin. If your gland is enlarged you should see your doctor.
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Dr. John Yim answered:

What does a lumpy thyroid gland mean?

Can mean many things

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A lumpy thyroid gland may have a nodule or nodules that can either be benign or cancer. Frequently when you have multiple lumps in the thyroid it is due to what is known as a multinodular goiter, which is benign, that is not cancer. However, the usual approach is to get an ultrasound of the thyroid and evaluate the nodule or nodules. A biopsy may be necessary.
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Dr. Philip A. Kern answered:

Are all thyroid gland nodules harmless?

Thyroid nodules

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A very small percentage of thyroid nodules can be cancer. That is why your doctor will examine them with ultrasound and perform needle aspiration biopsy on them. If the nodule is suspicious appearing, it may need to be surgically removed. However, most are harmless. You may need to see an Endocrinologist.
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