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Will I gain weight after thyroidectomy?

Will I gain weight after thyroidectomy?

Thyroid and weight: Appropriate treatment soon after thyroidectomy (surgical removal of the thyroid) should include thyroid hormone replacement. This should provide adequate amount of thyroid hormone so that there should be no impact on weight. ...Read more

Dr. William Culviner
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Thyroidectomy (Definition)

This is the removal of all or part of the thyroid gland. It is generally performed for rumors of the gland, occasionally for enlarged and hyper functioning glands that do ...Read more


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Anorexia relapse…how do I cope with weight gain after a thyroidectomy? Starvation and excessive exercise isn't what I want anymore. Recovery main goal

Anorexia relapse…how do I cope with weight gain after a thyroidectomy? Starvation and excessive exercise isn't what I want anymore. Recovery main goal

So glad to: hear that you are free of the desire for starving yourself or doing excessive exercise. See your doc for monitoring and then a mental health professional who specializes in eating disorders. Your doc will help you to regulate your thyroid meds for you to feel better, including your mood. Peace and good health. Balance in all things. ...Read more

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I have gained over 10lbs since my total thyroidectomy 4 months ago and i eat a lot. Is this normal to gain the weight?

I have gained over 10lbs since my total thyroidectomy 4 months ago and i eat a lot. Is this normal to gain the weight?

Not usually: First of all, it is important to return to your endocrinologist or internist to have your thyroid levels checked. It is possible that you are not taking enough thyroid medication. It would also depend on the reason for having the total thyroidectomy. If is was for an overactive thyroid, your metabolism might have been "revved up" before surgery and now, if normal, you could gain weight easily. ...Read more

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I had a partial thyroidectomy in 03, i had my 2nd child in 05, my levels have been off an i've gained a lot of weight. How can I correct this problem?

I had a partial thyroidectomy in 03, i had my 2nd child in 05, my levels have been off an i've gained a lot of weight. How can I correct this problem?

Hypothyroidism: See you primary care doctor for blood test to confirm your under active thyroid condition. Prescription of thyroid replacement hormone pill will correct the problem! ...Read more

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Why am i gaining weight after my total thyroidectomy?

Why am i gaining weight after my total thyroidectomy?

Metabolism: After the thyroid is removed, the body still needs thyroxin to help in metabolic processes. Perhaps the amount of synthetic or natural thyroxin replacement needs to be adjusted. ...Read more

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I have had a full thyroidectomy, my blood is normal 2 06. I can't understand why since the operation 10 months ago i'm gaining weight?

I have had a full thyroidectomy, my blood is normal 2 06. I can't understand why since the operation 10 months ago i'm gaining weight?

Difficult to know: As a surgeon, I have heard this complaint on occasion. There are many causes of weight gain, and thyroid levels are only one. Have you discussed this with your doctor or endocrinologist? ...Read more

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What to do if I have had a total thyroidectomy and have such a bad taste in my mouth, weight gain, anybody else?

What to do if I have had a total thyroidectomy and have such a bad taste in my mouth, weight gain, anybody else?

Burning mouth Syndro: Moderate to severe burning in the mouth is the main symptom of BMS and can persist for months or years. Other symptoms of BMS include: tingling or numbness on the tip of the tongue or in the mouth. bitter or metallic changes in taste. or dry or sore mouth. Could be due to thyroid hormone level. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Have 3.4 nodule in thyroid. If thyroidectomy, i'm afraid of weight gain. I am reading stories people gain weight and hormone hard to regulate help ?

Not to worry: If you have a thyroidectomy, they will give you thyroid replacement, and when adjusted properly, your thyroid level will be normal, and it will have no impact on weight. It is not hard to regulate. Has the thyroid nodule been biopsied? You may want to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Been very skinny all my life, diagnosed with graves disease and had total thyroidectomy last week, i really hope i can gain weight, do i have a chance?

Been very skinny all my life, diagnosed with graves disease and had total thyroidectomy last week, i really hope i can gain weight, do i have a chance?

Better chance: The presence of an overactive thyroid often leads to weight loss. Thus having a normal thyroid function through replacement gives you a better chance to gain weight. Don't worry, you will likely wish you have the same problem 30 years from now. (PS: If you are genetically lean-look at your parents' body type, then huge weight gain may not be on the horizon). ...Read more