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Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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Any body know about thyroid gland removal side effects..?

Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
Board Certified, Endocrinology
28 years in practice
132K people helped
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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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. John Chastain
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
14 years in practice
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Can you tell me about thyroid gland removal and its side effects?

Dr. John Chastain
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
14 years in practice
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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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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Board Certified, Endocrinology
47 years in practice
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What is the definition or description of: thyroid gland removal?

Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Board Certified, Endocrinology
47 years in practice
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What is the definition or description of: thyroid gland removal?

Surgical procedure: To remove thyroid gland in lower part of front of neck. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Ament
Board Certified, Psychiatry
53 years in practice
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Can a low iodine diet cause extreme tiredness in a person who had undergone thyroid gland removal?

Dr. Aaron Ament
Board Certified, Psychiatry
53 years in practice
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Can a low iodine diet cause extreme tiredness in a person who had undergone thyroid gland removal?

THYROID: 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! ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
24 years in practice
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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

Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
24 years in practice
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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

Thyroid: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Kern
Board Certified, Endocrinology
38 years in practice
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Can the thyroid gland grow back after a partial removal?

Dr. Philip Kern
Board Certified, Endocrinology
38 years in practice
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Can the thyroid gland grow back after a partial removal?

Yes: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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If the thyroid gland is swollen on one side, is it that side that's hyper functioning ?

Dr. Quang Nguyen
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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If the thyroid gland is swollen on one side, is it that side that's hyper functioning ?

Not necessarily: You can't tell if something is hyperfunctioning from thephysical appearance of the gland. A thyroid scan is the best method to suggest whether or not a lobe is hyperfunctioning. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
Board Certified, Endocrinology
26 years in practice
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Can one side of your thyroid gland be bigger than the other? When I feel both sides the right side feels more bumpy and swollen

Dr. Thomas Knecht
Board Certified, Endocrinology
26 years in practice
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Yes, possible!: Hi. You could have an asymmetric diffuse goiter or a nodule on one side. Do you have a thyroid diagnosis? See your doctor for a good thyroid exam. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Sumana Gangi
Board Certified, Endocrinology
19 years in practice
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I have a small pebble size lump inside of my neck at the right side near the thyroid gland. Whenever I try to feel it I experience some pain. Advice?

Dr. Sumana Gangi
Board Certified, Endocrinology
19 years in practice
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I have a small pebble size lump inside of my neck at the right side near the thyroid gland. Whenever I try to feel it I experience some pain. Advice?

Thyroid: You need to have your neck examined by a doctor.. It could be a lymphnode or thyroid nodule/cyst ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Hebert
Board Certified, Pathology
24 years in practice
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Thyroid tests normal. Have swelling in thyroid gland on one side. Getting ultrasound done. What r the chances it is cancer?

Dr. Steven Hebert
Board Certified, Pathology
24 years in practice
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Thyroid tests normal. Have swelling in thyroid gland on one side. Getting ultrasound done. What r the chances it is cancer?

Thyroid cancer: The chance of you having thyroid cancer is relatively low but not unheard of. Follow your doctors advice and have this checked out. Best of luck. ...Read more

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