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Thyroid Gland Surgery How Much Calcium Should I Take Now
My daughter was diagnosedwith calcium deposits on her thyroid gland. What are the chances they are cancer?
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
2 years ago my mother went into surgery to take out her left thyroid gland. Now the doctor said the right one is starting to grow. Surgery or medicine?
Half thyroid: If half the thyroid is removed, it is normal for the other half to get bigger to compensate. Also, if the "problem" originally was a nodular thyroid, that problem usually affects both sides, even if the right side looked normal at the time. Your mother needs to see an endocrinologist who does thyroid ultrasound and biopsy. ...Read more
My thyroid gland is enlarged and I hv TSH 5.76 and tpo 5.91 IU. What does it mean? What medicie should I take? Do I need surgery for enlargd gland?
Thyroid enlarged: Is that TPO high? The normal range varies with the lab. It sounds like you have Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Unless there is a predominant nodule that is suspicious looking, you need to take levothyroxine and you don't need much of anything else. The thyroid may shrink in time, but may stay large, but there is likely no need for surgery. See an Endocrinologist. ...Read more
I take 125mg levo due to partial surgery, can I take a drop of iodine daily as well? (Had partial of thyroid gland removed/benign tumor 35yrs ago.
What's the action should take with my recurrent thyroid gland with a T3 (liothyronine) 5.1 results before going for gallbladder stones surgery asap?
I had a recurrent thyroid gland with a result of free T3 (liothyronine) 5.1 and TSH 0.01 and should go for a gallbladder surgery asap, what the action should take?
Singing is my passion since I was a kid. But, right now, I don't know how to use my voice. Think there's somehing in my thyroid gland. What will I do?
See your doctor: See you doctor. He/she will listen to you, do an examination, perhaps orders some tests, and guide you in the right direction. ...Read more
If u only have occasional episodes every two weeks of waking up HR 122 - no thyroid gland levels ok. Echo ok. Take 0.5 lorazepam if tachy- other meds?
Anxiety: Feel the Blessings of your journey of Life! I understand your anxiety about Heart Rate of 122 after waking up. It is likely that you have anxiety about your colon. At age 60, Anxiety can also be due to stress of aging, retirement, medical illness in loved ones, loss of loved ones, lack of support from the children and finances. See a psychiatrist for diagnosis, Therapy, monitoring of Lorazepam. ...Read more
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
Any. MVT choice OTC.: Absent thyroid surgically or by other means like radioactive iodine therapy, is not affected by the choice of multivitamin. Thyroid is ahormone and when in less quantity you need supplements with thyroid preparation like synthroid/levoxyl, most of the sometime and armor thyroid in very few patients when T3 (liothyronine) is less, where as commonly T4 is less. Multivitamin choice doesn't affect thyroid function. ...Read more
Does high tpoabs slowly completely destroy thyroid gland? If so, how long will it take? Do they attack the other body parts once thyroid stop working?
With Medication: Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune destruction of the thyroid gland (painless). Lymphocytes enter the gland to cause inflammation and scarring. The damage is usually permanent. Fortunately, with the availability of thyroid hormone replacement, levothyroxine, it is a very easy condition to manage- 1 pill daily. It can take weeks to feel better after starting medicine, but it works! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my thyroid gland was taken out 44 years ago, never took meds, do I have to start taking them now?
Check blood levels: You had your thyroid removed at age 2? That is unusual. If you have gone all these years without thyroid meds it may be because substantial thyroid tissue was left behind. Your need for thyroid meds will depend on your thyroid blood levels. If normal, you are fine. ...Read more
I had my thyroid gland removed 20yrs ago. I take 175 mil of synthyroid. I am hungry all the time and get fatter and fatter. I have hypoparathyroidism.?
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