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Will I Gain Weight After Thyroidectomy
Possibly: An underactive thyroid gland may indeed lead to difficulty losing body fat (weight). With proper thyroid replacement and achieving optimal levels of your thyroid hormones, you may notice increased weight loss. However, it is critical to optimize nutrition and exercise if you want to achieve and maintain your weight loss goals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroidectomy: After thyroidectomy you will likely require thyroid replacement. It may take a few weeks to determine the most correct dose for you. Then you should have enough energy to start keeping your weight down. Taking too much thyroid hormone may speed up weight loss but it is not a smart thing to do. ...Read more
Depends: If you have i 131 ablation or surgical removal of your thyroid, you will be dependent on exogenous (from outside the body) thyroid hormone. Generally speaking, if you are adequately replaced, there is no reason that you should gain any amount of significant weight. This is more a function of the skill and therapeutic vigor of your doc rather than just the fact that your thyroid was removed. ...Read more
Will i gain weight after a hysterectomy? I know there will be hormone issues after my hysterectomy. Does this mean i will gain weight? How can I prevent weight gain during recovery?
That : That is a good question. Women have different responses to the hormonal changes after hysterectomy. As always, any exercise program you can start once your doctor clears you will help. Some women can consistently walk a mile every day, some prefer to go to a gym. Find a nutritional program that is right for you. While in the hospital, you could ask for a nutritional consult to get advice. Ask your doctor whether you will need hormone replacement after surgery as this can affect weight gain and loss. Many women do not have weight gain after surgery but it is good that you are planning ahead for your health. ...Read more
Depends: Depending on how much weight you have lost, how fast you lost it, and your skin in general, you may have too much skin for the body to 'return to normal'. It is possible that surgery to remove the extra skin is your only choice. However, without an exam, i can not answer your question accurately. See your doctor to help you decide what to do. ...Read more
Probably not: Gallbladder disease frequently causes nausea or pain after eating. Removing the gallbladder relieves these symptoms and can promote an increased appetite and a return to higher calorie, greasy foods that bothered you before the procedure. Most people maintain their weight, but others gain. Weight loss is generally not a result of cholecystectomy. ...Read more
No change: You should not gain or lose weight with thyroid surgery. You should be placed on thyroid replacement right after surgery. If the dose is correct, there should be no change in your thyroid level and thus no effect in weight loss/gain. A blood test 2-3 months after starting thyroid replacement will tell you if the dose chosen was the correct dose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weight gain: After this surgery it will take time (3 to 9 months) before you are recovered. Most patients lose 20 to 30 pounds with this operation. To increase your daily calories, add drinks with calories, ensure, milkshakes, juices. Add protein powder to your drinks. Eat more frequently, every 2 or 3 hours. Get plenty of rest. Nap at least once daily. Walk. Good luck. ...Read more
Weight gain: Weight gain is always a product of calories in versus calories out. Meaning, if you have increased your exercise, and burn more calories, and decreased your food intake, or take in less calories, you loose weight. Thus, if you start eating more, or start exercising less, you will gain weight back. This happens in pro athletes after an injury, they gain weight rapidly-they burn less calories. ...Read more
Tsh 12hypothyroid with weight loss. After taking levothyroxine 75 mcg I gained weight in normal bmi.All gaining weight with hypo but I lost why?
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I had gastric sleeve in 2010 and am starting to gain weight after losing 90 pounds. Will my stomach shrink back if i eat less?
Prob not: Stomach is a dynamic organ and expands as we eat and than empties slowly over time. Surgery on stomach to restrict capacity works well for most people but stomach capacity can get bigger over time. So now you have to rely on ur habits and visual cues and food diary to figure out how many calories ur are taking in. Also need to work on burning more calories than u take in. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can be avoided: Weight gain after quitting smoking usually results from two things, both of which can be avoided. One is the result of not breaking the hand to mouth habit of smoking, but replacing the cigarette with food. The second is the result of the body's metabolism slowing down as much as 10% upon removal of the nicotine stimulation. So reducing your calorie intake could help avoid gaining weight. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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?
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My breasts have tripled in size since total thyroidectomy 3yrs ago and 20lb weight gain. How can I drastically reduce breast size w/o surgery?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High TSH of 28 after complete thyroidectomy four months ago, but I don't feel any hypothyroid symptoms beyond a little weight gain. What is going on?
What is the risk of weight gain post one lobe thyroidectomy followed by Synthroid (thyroxine) in an obese subclinical hyperthyroid (not hypo) person?
Thyroid: Very low since you still have half the thyroid and are on medication. Have your thyroid levels checked ...Read more
Total thyroidectomy 8 yrs ago . Nowadays I am gaining weight. Recent labs low TSH 0.362 T3 =90 , T4=6.9 Synthroid decreased 125 mcg to 112 mcg. ?
Aging: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, The weight gain may be due to general slowing of metabolism with aging. Your thyroid function test results seem okay. You may need to reduce your intake of food and exercise more. ...Read more
Total Thyroidectomy: The most important consideration here is that you are on a hormone replacement for your thyroid and that it is being monitored to assure that you are in a good range. This can take several weeks to optimize in many circumstances. Your endocrinologist or internist will guide you here. Once you are normalized, then you are just like anyone else trying to lose weight... Diet, exercise, etc. ...Read more
After a thyroidectomy, my weight is going up even though my blood results are normal. I eat very healthily and go to the gym 4 days a week?
Hard problem: Metabolism slows down with increasing age and you will gain weight even if you eat only as much as you did before. It is easier said than done, but you need to reduce your caloric intake. It may help to have a support group of your peers to facilitate sticking to a regimen. ...Read more
Ihad thyroidectomy last year becauseof hurtheladenoma.After surgy my weight was64 i in eltroxen200 my weight is drop to 60now is it due to large dose ?
Thyroidectomy: Difficult to fully understand your question. But, i think you are wondering why your weight dropped after surgery for hurthle cell adenoma. You suspect it might be the dose of the thyroid hormone and it is quite possibly the case. Make sure your endocrinologist is following your TSH level and making adjustments to rx(levothyroxine is typically used in usa). ...Read more
Hypothyroidism: Patients who had total thyroidectomy might develop hypothyroidism. Symptoms are usually associated with slower metabolism which include slow heart rate, fatigue, weakness, constipation, anemia/low blood counts. Patients are kept on a daily thyroid medication to prevent this. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Had thyroidectomy 30 years ago, gained 40 lbs at that time, now obese; levels were never stabilized. Any suggestions?
Endocrinologist: With the proper dose of thyroid replacement your levels and symptoms should be allright. An endocrinologist or thyroidologist is best qualified to treat you and follow you. ...Read more
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