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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
It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body. It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...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
Surgical procedure: To remove thyroid gland in lower part of front of neck. ...Read more
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 you're 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
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
After removal of my thyroid gloin because of a tumor I got diagnosed with copd. Do you know if there are relations between thyroid gland and copd?
No: thyroid surgery may cause pulmonary problems if damage has occurred to the recurrent laryngeal nerve which controls vocal cord motion. COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease usually results from smoking where elastase is produced in the lung tissue, escapes into circulation where it breaks down elastic tissue in the rib cage to cause COPD, or in skin of face to result in wrinkles. ...Read more
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
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
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?
I had my thyroid gland removed back 15 years ago I have now noticed a lump on my right side of my neck do you think this is something to worry about i?
Neck lump: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, it depends if you had partial or total thyroid resection and the reason why it was removed. Either way I would suggest to be seen by a PCP and getting a neck ultrasound along with TSH level. I hope it helps! Thank you. ...Read more
The question is not very clear. If you have pain in one side of the neck, it not likely to be due to thyroid gland. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor.
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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
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?
4.8 CRP and subclinical thyroid treated with 0.05mg Eltroxin. Should I worry? Sore throat feeling and thyroid gland sensitive on one side.
No worry: I am assuming Eltroxin is a thyroid medication. We don't have that product here. We need to know a lot more about your total medical history. The sensitive gland may not be a problem. This is something to discuss with your physician ...Read more
Can side effects like swelling of glands, swallowing problems and numbness of throat and neck last for years. After having surgeries like dissectio.
Physical exam: On routine physical exams the thyroid is examined by palpating the neck from behind and making the patient swallow. Sometimes, during the exam the tissue is more prominent suggesting that the gland may be enlarged ...Read more
Medical emergency: Newborn blood screening identifies infants with abnormal thyroid function within a few days of life. Babies with low thyroid levels are seen by peds endocrinologists/pediatricians immediately to start thyroid hormone replacement. Depending on where you are, thyroid scan may be done to try identify if the gland is present. Treatment is asap to avoid brain damage to the infant. Most babies do well. ...Read more
Thyroid/parathyroid: The thyroid glands themselves produce the thyroid hormone (t4). There are two small glands just at the tip of each wing or ala actually separate glands but look like part of the thyroids called parathyroid and they produce the parathyroid hormones. Look at your anatomy book and you'll see them. ...Read more
Graves/Thyroiditis: Most commonly this is due to graves disease or thyroiditis. In both of these cases your immune system attacks your thyroid and tries to kill it, because it thinks it is foreign, like a virus. However in graves disease the antibodies that attack the thyroid actually stimulate receptors that make it grow and produce too much thyroid hormone. In thyroiditis the immune cells infiltrate the thyroid. ...Read more
Could be OK: Depends on how swollen and the cause. It could be from thyroiditis. It could be upper limits of normal. Did your doctor test your thyroid function? ...Read more
Thyroiditis: If blood work is normal, just watch it ...Read more
3 of 'em: Hi. The actual thyroid hormones, T4 (l-thyroxine) and T3 (triiodothyronine, a.k.a. liothyronine), and a hormone that appears not to have a role in human physiology, calcitonin. So the only ones that matter are T4 and T3. ...Read more
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