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

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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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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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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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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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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:

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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If the thyroid gland is swollen on one side, is it that side that's hyper functioning ?

Not necessarily

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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.
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Dr. Trey Rumph answered:

I was cut by accident in my neck. The doctor removed the left side of my thyroid gland. Was that necessary? Wouldn't it have healed on its own?

Depends on the damag

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I would trust you doctor in that case, I'm sure if it didn't need to be taken out he would not as assumed the extra risks of surgery
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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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