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Thyroid Gland (Definition)

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


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Can someone get graves disease if they've had their thyroid gland removed?

Can someone get graves disease if they've had their thyroid gland removed?

No,if entire gld rem: Unless there is some ectopic thyroid tissue sitting somewhere else in the body , which is rare , if the entire gland is removed grave's reoccurance is unlikely. ...Read more

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What will happen if the thyroid gland is removed?

What will happen if the thyroid gland is removed?

Thyroidectomy: If all/most of the gland is removed, you will become hypothyroid, which is easily treated with levothyroxine, and you will feel fine. Potential complications of surgery is removal of the parathyroids, or damage to the nerve to the vocal cords, but this is uncommon when performed by a surgeon who does this procedure regularly. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if my thyroid gland has being removed?

Could you tell me what happens if my thyroid gland has being removed?

Need levothyroxine: You need to replace thyroid hormone with levothyroxine. The dose varies, but it is relatively easy to adjust and it should not affect your other life functions. ...Read more

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Could you tell me the pros and cons of having your thyroid gland removed?

It depends: The cons are your thyroid level will drop and you will need life-long replacement with brand name t4. You also have the risks of surgery. The pros depend upon the medical indications that you need the surgery. This should be discussed in detail with your endocrinologist and your potential surgeon before making a decision. ...Read more

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What happens to TSH when the thyroid gland is removed?

What happens to TSH when the thyroid gland is removed?

It Goes Up: Those who have thyroidectomies need to take thyroid hormone replacement, levothyroxine. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) comes from the pituitary and increases when thyroid hormones are below normal. Elevation in TSH often indicates hypothyroidism. Adequate levothyroxine replacement keeps the TSH level normal. ...Read more

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Can having my thyroid gland removed affect my voice at all?

Can having my thyroid gland removed affect my voice at all?

Slight chance: One of the risks of thyroid surgery is injuring the nerve to the vocal cord. This can result in hoarseness. However, for an experienced thyroid surgeon, injuring that nerve is a rare occurrence. ...Read more

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I'm on Euthyrox for life cz if i stop i get nodules in my thyroid gland.That's all i know.Would you please explain more about my condition? Thank you

Probably not related: If you require thyroid hormone for life, then stopping it may result in an increase in the overall size of your gland (a goiter) which should shrink when you restart the hormone, but nodules are generally not caused by stopping thyroid hormone. You should check with an endocrinologist about this. ...Read more

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Can thyroid gland get affected by straining voice?

Can thyroid gland get affected by straining voice?

No: There isn't a correlation between voice straining and thyroid function. ...Read more

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