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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?
Lots and Yes: I perform approximately 2-3 thyroid surgeries per week on adults. There are 2 approaches i currently use to minimize or avoid neck scar. First, i typically make as small an incision as possible. Second, in appropriately selected patients, i offer robotic assisted thyroidectomy which allows me to take out the thyroid through an incision in the armpit and therefore totally avoid a neck incision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
having a total thyroidectomy on Tuesday for GD but PTU (propylthiouracil) has caused low t4/ft3 (ft3 0.8) I know I can't have the surgery hyper but is hypo a Problem?
I am shceduled for a total thyroidectomy at 3:15pm today and used crystal meth last night. Will there be complications with surgery?
How soon after a 7 day course of provera (medroxyprogesterone) 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'm considering surgery to treat my overactive thyroid as the medication is not improving it, are there any dangerous side effects of thyroidectomy?
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 3 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?
I am a thyroidectomy patient they did my surgery last 3 months ago.Then my right vocal cord get paralized, some idea to get my voice back pls..
Injection or more: You can try with speech therapy which maximizes your voice based on how you speak. Other options include injections of either permanent or temporary products into your vocal cord to keep it more in contact with your mobile vocal cord. Finally, you can have an implant that keeps your paralyzed vocal cord more in contact with your mobile one. ...Read more
Graves disease, mixedema and exopthalmos , scheduled for compete thyroidectomy bc not responding to treatment. Will these 2 resolve after surgery?
Exopthalmos maybe: Graves disease (hyperthyroidism) is much easier treated by radioactive ablation with i131 than surgery.Complications of surgery do not occur. The radioactive iodine destroys the gland making patient hypo or nothyroid. While exophthalmos generally improves with correction of hyperthyroidism, not always the case.Myxedema is not related to hyperthyroidism but is the same as severe hypothyroidism. ...Read more
I have a lump under my total thyroidectomy scar. It had developed today after I began to have symptoms of strep throat. I had surgery two months ago.
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