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What Happens When You Remove The Throid Glad To Tsh
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
Goes up: Tsh increases when you are hypothyroid. If enough thyroid tissue is removed to make you hypothyroid, the TSH should increase. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Pineal gland decalcification I experienced it over meditating how to get it back to normal,i'm practically going crazy please help..
Need more info: Need to know more about your endocrine history. The best person to see is your endocrinologist to get an accurate answer. ...Read more
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?
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
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
When palpitation occur to my heart i feel tired so what will you advise me and what is the natural method of getting cure? Thank you
Depends: On the cause. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
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