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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?
2-3 weeks: Hematomas are collections of blood. They initially coagulate then liquefy after 1-2 weeks. After they liquefy your body will resorb them or you can have them drained. ...Read more
How long will I have to weight to sing after my thyroidectomy? Surgery is Jan 28th, band is playing a benefit Feb 7th. I do backups only.
Should be OK: Hi. We must assume the thyroidectomy is being done for thyroid cancer. In the hands of a good surgeon, recurrent laryngeal nerve (the nerves that drive the vocal cords) damage is extremely unlikely, and the surgical wound heals quite quickly. So if you're comfortable, go ahead and sing! And good luck with your thyroid disease process! And it's how long you have to wait, not "weight". ...Read more
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
How long after a complete thyroidectomy and radioactive iodine until you get your stamina back? My surgery was october 19, 2010 and ri was done nov 30
Is there any doctor that would perform a thyroidectomy with a ft4 of 48.8?, i seem to be resistent to medication and i'm willing to risk the surgery.
Graves treatment: The treatment of graves disease includes medications, radioactive iodine, or surgery. All are acceptable forms of treatment you should see an endocrinologist to help guide you and determine whether you really are resistant. Also, consider radioactive iodine as an alternative to surgery. If you decide on surgery, it should be done by an experienced thyroid surgeon, not just any general surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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