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What To Expect After Thyroid Removal Surgery
3 weeks out of partial thyroid removal. Pre-surg TSH 1.27 miu/l: ft4 .9 ng/dl: after surgery TSH 3.150 miu/l: ft4 .96. Do i need medication?
Not yet based on lab: Usually after partial or total thyroid removal it can take a while before medication may be needed. Every patient is different as to when they need medication. You are still making thyroid hormone from what's left, it appears your TSH has risen in just 3 weeks and may mean you might need medication soon. Normally we look for TSH to be above 4.5 before starting medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How is a thyroid removal different from parathyroidectomy? How are the surgeries similar? And how are they different ?
Different glands: The thyroid and parathyroids are closely related in position. There are 4 parathyroids, one in the region of the upper and lower pole of the right and left thyroid lobes. When doing a thyroid resection the parathyroids are identified and separated. If only one thyroid lobe is removed and parathyroid blood supply lost, the remaining 2 parathyroids are sufficient to function. ...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?
Very rare: Injury to laryngeal nerves are very rare due to current meticulous techniques and done by highly trained professionals. ...Read more
Hashimotos thyroid: Would recommend discussing your options best for you with a thyroid specialist or endocronologist. ...Read more
Cancer?: Hi. Usually the thyroid is taken out for thyroid cancer. That has its own treatment protocol following thyroidectomy. Without going into that (since the circumstance is not stated, and I'm not here to guess or assume), after thyroidectomy, you need to treat the hypothyroidism. That's cheap & easy. The goal of treatment is slightly different whether it was thyroid cancer or not. To your health! ...Read more
How long does it take to perform a subtotal thyroidectomy and removal of a tumor on the right side of the thyroid?
Thyroid replacement: Take the proper dose of brand name thyroid replacement (t4). Your hair will eventually grow back out normally, but it may take 6-8 months depending upon the length of your hair. Also, any chemicals (coloring agents, straighteners, etc) can also cause brittle hair no matter what your thyroid status is. ...Read more
What is your opinion: should rai absolutely be given after thyroid removal with a <1cm malignant nodule with hurthle/onocytic cell changes.?
Blood: not something I am familiar with. How did they diagnose that? ...Read more
I've been offered a clinical trial on my migraines. It came through the email I have participated in feedback from doing the botox injections. I'm post thyroid removal & my migraines have been crazy?
Im two weeks post full thyroid removal. I am a migraine sufferer. I have now started synthroid (thyroxine) since then my headaches are worse and I am achy.
Needs synthroid (thyroxine): Due to full thyroid removal your body is not producing any thyroid which your body needs. Hence it is supplemented with medications like Synthroid (thyroxine). The dose you need will be determined by the follow up blood tests. you will need to have your headaches treated at the same time. Please follow up with the physician who was treating your headaches and get the proper treatment for this also. ...Read more
Trying to regulate dosage of Armour thyroid after thyroid removal. TSH level at 20. Can the over-production of TSH be causing my headache?
No: TSH itself does not usually cause headaches. ...Read more
With a total thyroid removal , Is there another type of complete blood test can be done besides T3&T4 to make sure Levrothroxine is working.
Total thyroid removal 1/2015 . Slight raspy voice like when you wake up in AM. Also clearing throat with claret mucaus. How long raspy voice last?
Who knows: Time will tell. This is not a rare sequelae after that surgery. Keep you post operative appointments ...Read more
Hi, have found a lump on the back of my head to the right, I've had a very sore neck for the last few weeks, 1yr ago had complete thyroid removal is it all connected? The lump is the size of a coin
Head Lump: The thyroid gland is low in the front of the neck, almost into your chest. It is not likely related given a couple of factors: 1. your thyroid surgery was over a year ago, 2. any problems from the thyroid would likely present in the front of the neck or upper chest. A lump in the back of the neck or head is most commonly a lymph node, but you should probably have it examined to make sure. ...Read more
I've been offered a clinical trial on my migraines. It came through the email I have participated in feedback from doing the boots injections. However I'm post thyroid removal and my migraines have been going crazy. Honestly my care doctors have blown
Get more information: about the clinical trial. It may be worth your participating in the trial if your migraines are getting worse in spite of your medical care. Make sure that the trial is legitimate and FDA controlled. Participation in a clinical trial can offer state-of-art treatments that are not otherwise available. Make sure you let the trial center know about your thyroid surgery which is likely to exclude U. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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