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Total Thyroidectomy Surgery
My wife 42, after total thyroidectomy surgery , a month later she received i-133 therapy 120 units. Full body scan shows no metastasis. Prognosis of it?
Dr. Bogar: how many successful total thyroidectomy surgeries have you performed on adults? And, is there a way to ensure that the scar isn't too bad?
I had done total thyroidectomy. After surgery after two weeks I checked T4 and T3 both are normal. And doctor asked to check after three months. And When I checked after after 3 and 1/2 month T4 and T3 were normal but TSH got increased. Before I did not
Graves disease: want to start trying to conceive within 3 months. Is surgery (total thyroidectomy) the only option?
How soon after a total thyroidectomy can you smoke cigarettes? Will smoking before the surgery affect anything?
Smoking: Ask your surgeon, but likely not recommended right after surgery. He or she will inform you when you can resume your regular activities. May be good opportunity to quit! ...Read more
having a total thyroidectomy on Tuesday for GD but PTU has caused low t4/ft3 (ft3 0.8) I know I can't have the surgery hyper but is hypo a Problem?
How soon after a 7 day course of provera can a total thyroidectomy be performed? Can the surgery be done soon before or during the provra treatment?
Anytime: Hi. There is no relationship between when you take Provera and have a thyroidectomy. Since the generally accepted indication for total thyroidectomy is thyroid cancer or a strong suspicion of it, keep track of your priorities. The anesthesiologist and the surgeon will go over what meds you're taking, but they will NOT be concerned about medroxyprogesterone. Good luck! ...Read more
I had a total thyroidectomy 2 weeks ago and after the surgery, my calcium dropped to 7.4. I was in the hospital for 3 extra days. My calcium is now 7.1 and parathyroids have gone. Your thoughts?
Hypocalcemia: Hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy is common. You might be on oral calcium supplements for a time, but the vast majority of parathyroids will start to work eventually. Long term hypocalcemia is rare after thyroidectomy. It usually just takes time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My breasts have tripled in size since total thyroidectomy 3yrs ago and 20lb weight gain. How can I drastically reduce breast size w/o surgery?
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