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Could you tell me what happens to TSH when we remove the thyroid gland?

Could you tell me what happens to TSH when we remove the thyroid gland?

Becomes elevated: After removing the thyroid, thyroid levels become low. This causes the pituitary gland to put out TSH as it is trying to get your thyroid to make more thyroid hormone. Since you have no thyroid, the TSH will go higher and higher unless you take thyroid hormone to maintain a normal level. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (Definition)

A TSH test measures the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. TSH is produced by the pituitary gland and tells the thyroid gland to make and release the hormones thyroxine ...Read more


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Could you tell me what happens to TSH when thyroid gland is removed?

Goes up: Tsh increases when you are hypothyroid. If enough thyroid tissue is removed to make you hypothyroid, the TSH should increase. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is it time to surgically remove the thyroid gland due to multinodular thyroid disease?

Can you tell me exactly when is it time to surgically remove the thyroid gland due to multinodular thyroid disease?

Concern for Cancer: Generally only if there is concern for a potential thyroid cancer (i.e. A nodule is enlarging on ultrasound or a needle biopsy suggests cancer). Occasionally, the thyroid is also removed if it becomes very large and is pressing on other structures (e.g. The airway), though this is rarely necessary. ...Read more

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What happens to your body if you run out of Armour thyroid?

What happens to your body if you run out of Armour thyroid?

Hypothyroidism: Whether you forget or run out of your Armour thyroid or branded/generic levothyroxine, you'll eventually return to your previous hypothyroid state w/its attendant symptoms. Of course, if you're not convinced that you needed it in first place, it's best to discuss w/prescribing physician. In meantime, always plan to check TSH at least twice 6wks apart after changing or stopping medication. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what it mean when the doctor's find a 9mm nodule on your adrenal gland?

Incidentaloma: This was undoubtedly found on a ct or MRI that was done for some other reason. These incidentally discovered "incidentalomas" are usually benign lumps and of no significance. There are 2 questions your doctor will want to ask: 1. Is the nodule secreting any hormones, like adrenaline, cortisol, etc; and 2. Is the nodule growing, which would raise a suspicion for cancer. ...Read more

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What happens to TSH level when thyroid gland is removed?

What happens to TSH level when thyroid gland is removed?

It goes up: When the thyroid is removed, there is little or no thyroid hormone and the pituitary will increase TSH production until thyroid hormone replacement is taken. ...Read more

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Do you know if I might need surgery to remove the thyroid cyst since it gives me trouble swallowing and fast heart rate?

Do you know if I might need surgery to remove the thyroid cyst since it gives me trouble swallowing and fast heart rate?

See Endocrinologist: See an Endocrinologist before you see a surgeon. If you are hyperthyroid (explaining the fast heart rate), that needs to be treated, and not necessarily by surgery. How big is the cyst? If small, it may be of no concern, and the thyroid cyst may have nothing to do with your swallowing. ...Read more

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Radioactive iodine for thyroid cancer? How does this work? Where do they inject it? Will it make me radioactive? How can I live without a thyroid? I need this explained in simple words.

Radioactive iodine for thyroid cancer? How does this work? Where do they inject it? Will it make me radioactive? How can I live without a thyroid? I need this explained in simple words.

Oral medication: Your thyroid gland needs iodine to make thyroid hormone. Radioactive iodine is effectively a targeted chemotherapy that is absorbed by your thyroid gland including the thyroid cancer. The radioactive iodine kills the thyroid tissue and not any other cells in your body. Radioactive iodine is taken orally. You can replace what your gland made with oral thyorid hormone once your gland is killed. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hypothyroid, ra, MS and other problems, when the blood work said high lymph nodes, how do you know which doctor to go to when this comes up?

What to do if I have hypothyroid, ra, MS and other problems, when the blood work said high lymph nodes, how do you know which doctor to go to when this comes up?

Are you sure?: It would be unusual to have both ms and rheumatoid, but I have seen it. You may mean high lymphocyte numbers, but to see if this is an issue, contact your main doctor. If you do have ms, certain drugs for your arthritis would be contra-indicated, so you may need some future guidance and co-ordination. ...Read more

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What does the pineal gland do? Why might it need to be removed?

What does the pineal gland do? Why might it need to be removed?

Pineal function: The pineal gland makes melatonin. Although the exact function and significance is not fully know, it probably plays a role in circadian rhythm (sleep) and may be involved in reproductive function. It is common for the pineal to calcify, and then is shows up on xrays/scans. The calcification is not a problem. Tumors can form in the pineal, but they are rare (that would be a reason to remove). ...Read more

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What's it call when you have the thyroid that makes you lose weight?

What's it call when you have the thyroid that makes you lose weight?

Hyperthyroid: Hyperthyroid can be life threatening. It is not a disease one would choose or want to have. ...Read more

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My thyroid tests are normal. The my symptoms all point to hyperthyroidism. What can I do to convince my endocrinologist to order a thyroid scan?

My thyroid tests are normal. The my symptoms all point to hyperthyroidism.  What can I do to convince my endocrinologist to order a thyroid scan?

When to stop: It is not your job to diagnose yourself or to convince an expert to do a test that they feel is unnecessary. As much as i love the internet nine time out of ten when a patient has made their own diagnosis in the internet they are wrong. You deserve to know what the doctor who is treating you has diagnosed but they are the one with the medical license here. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor is unable to determine from a needle asp. if I have cancer in my thyroid nodule. they want to remove?

What do you suggest if my doctor is unable to determine from a needle asp. if I have cancer in my thyroid nodule. they want to remove?

Indeterminate: Hi. If your FNA cytopathology results are indeterminate (and assuming no gene testing was done, or you would have stated that), then you can either undergo a repeat FNA in a few months and see if a definitive sample is obtained, or go for a surgical biopsy. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you explain what happens to womb linging throughout cycle mine was 17.5mm on cd 15 this seems high when do they stop growing ?

Can you explain what happens to womb linging throughout cycle mine was 17.5mm on cd 15 this seems high when do they stop growing ?

Well: You should shed most of the lining with your period then the body starts to get ready for plantation of a fertilized egg to make a baby so it starts all over again making a lining and it gets thicker every day, best ready around ovulation. If ovulation does not occur then the body knows it is not pregnant and gets ready to stop that cycle and prepares for the shed and repeat of another cycle. ...Read more

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What happens to the body when you have skin cancer?

What happens to the body when you have skin cancer?

Depends on type: There are several different types of skin cancers. Squamous and basal skin cancers tend to stay locally on the skin and grow larger over time. Melanoma has the ability to travel to distant places in the body and form new tumors. ...Read more

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I have done the whole body thyroid check up scan twice. This time, my new endo, is making me do the low iodine diet. Why? It's not RAI treatment

See below: The low iodine diet improves the detection of thyroid cancer, including any cancer that has spread to another part of the body. Thyroid tissue picks up iodine to use it to form thyroxine. A low iodine diet makes the thyroid tissue "hungrier" and improves the uptake of radioactive iodine. ...Read more

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What exactly does Trileptal mean when they say "you need to stay out of the sunlight"?

What exactly does Trileptal mean when they say "you need to stay out of the sunlight"?

Avoid excess: Some medications, including trileptal (oxcarbazepine), increase the sensitivity of the skin to ultraviolet radiation. This increases the risk of sunburn and possibly other skin conditions such as rash. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more