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Dr. Clarence Grim
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Ablation (Definition)

Cardiac ablation involves destruction of tissue aimed at elimination of sources of origin or propagation of arrhythmias. It may also be used to destroy part of the heart in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Typically it is done with a catheter inserted through a ...Read more


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When will I stop gaining weight after thyroid ablation for graves' disease. Thyroid labs at good levels on synthroid (thyroxine)?

When will I stop gaining weight after thyroid ablation for graves' disease. Thyroid labs at good levels on synthroid (thyroxine)?

Possible!: Grave's is an autoimmune disease when thyroid antibodies bind to thyroid stimulating receptors. Overporduction of thyroid, which also increase your metabolic rate, burning more calories than normal. If your thyroid levesl are now kept normal, you may probably gain weight if your appetite is the same as when you had untreated grave's disease. ...Read more

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I have hypo-thyroidism, I take 150mg of synthroid, (thyroxine) I have gained 30 pounds in almost 2 months. How can I safely lose the weight as fast as possible?

I have hypo-thyroidism, I take 150mg of synthroid, (thyroxine) I have gained 30 pounds in almost 2 months. How can I safely lose the weight as fast as possible?

Weight Gain: Certainly Thyroid may be causing some of your issues too. Safely, exercise and dieting with decreased carbs and fats will make you lose, if you burn more calories than you take in, you will lose weight. If you are unable to lose, discuss with your Dr. As approved weight loss meds ar available, but they need to monitored regularly by the Dr., and used with an exercise program and diet as well. ...Read more

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Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?

Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?

Yes, but: It would be potentially dangerous and possibly illegal depending upon the source of the amphetamines. Why put something in your body that is harmful and can potentially kill you? Also get off the armour thyroid, which is ground up pig tissue and have your doctor put you on brand name T4 replacement, which is better and safer. ...Read more

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Hi my TSH 3rd generation result is 100. I have always been overweight and have recently gained a little bit of weight. Have irregular periods and recently there has been issue of constipation. It seems I would fall into the category of hypo-thyroidism. Am

Hi my TSH 3rd generation result is 100. I have always been overweight and have recently gained a little bit of weight. Have irregular periods and recently there has been issue of constipation. It seems I would fall into the category of hypo-thyroidism. Am

I'm not sure what: ..units are being used to measure your TSH level, but 100??? In the USA, the standard value that labs use to measure TSH is microunits/ml and normal values range from 0.4 to 4.0 microunits/ml. If you're TSH is 100 mcu/ml, then definitely something's wrong with your thyroid or the hormones regulating it. This test result requires follow up and either clarification or treatment. ...Read more

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Which side affects should I have after a thyroid ablation?

Which side affects should I have after a thyroid ablation?

Maybe transient sx: Presumably you recently had radioactive iodine (rai) treatment of graves disease. The rai will begin to destroy your gland. This may release some hormone and give you transient hyper sx. Use b-blocker, maybe methimazole. Sometime mild neck tenderness. This is usually mild, and most people are hypothyroid within 3 months. ...Read more

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Is it true that if I don't take my thyroid meds after rai ablation that I will die?

Is it true that if I don't take my thyroid meds after rai ablation that I will die?

Yes, but slowly: First you'll get tired, constipated, dry skin, loss of hair; gradually retain fluid/ increase weight; and live like that chronically for awhile until a. Acutely ill will cause 'myxedema coma' and death, or chronically/slowly get to same point. ...Read more

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Thyroid ablation july 22nd. Vacation aug 1st. Is my 14 month old niece in danger being around me? No further detail

Thyroid ablation july 22nd. Vacation aug 1st. Is my 14 month old niece in danger being around me? No further detail

Probably not.: I131 used for ablation of the thyroid gland has half life of 8 days. It is usually recomended that treated patients stay away from growing children for 7-8 days. The iodine that is in other tissues of the body has been flushed out by kidneys, salivation and sweating. Remaining radiactivity is in the thyroid gland. Distance and time are important. The less time & moe than 4ft away reduce exposure ...Read more

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With rai ablation, does it stop your thyroid from producing slowly, or quickly? I don't understand how this stuff works.

With rai ablation, does it stop your thyroid from producing slowly, or quickly? I don't understand how this stuff works.

See below: I assume by rai you mean radioactive iodine. When this radiophrmaceutical is used, it completely destroys thyroid tissue, thus ending hyperthyroidism. The pt then becomes hypothyroid & must take thyroid supplements for life. ...Read more

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Are severe leg cramps 4 months after thyroid ablation a symptom?

Are severe leg cramps 4 months after thyroid ablation a symptom?

Blood chemistry: Have your doctor check your calcium, magniesium and zinc, meanwhile start taking mag. Oxide over the counter 500 mgm/day, it will not cause you any harm. ...Read more

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Can I choose not to have RAI ablation for pap thyroid cancer? What are the risks of it returning vs permanent damage from RAI? RAI seems more risky.

Can I choose not to have RAI ablation for pap thyroid cancer? What are the risks of it returning vs permanent damage from RAI? RAI seems more risky.

Depends: The risk of recurrence of papillary thyroid cancer is related to the size of the initial tumor, whether it was multifocal, bilateral, involved lymph nodes. If you had a solitary tumor, under 1.2 cm in size, the risk of recurrence would be minimal, and many endocrinologists would not recommend RAI. Taking RAI decreases the risk of recurrence by about 50%. ...Read more

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I had radio iodine ablation in 2008 for hyperthyroidism. Should I still be able to easily palate my thyroid? Isn't it dead and atrophied?

It's not "dead": There is still thyroid tissue present, and it may or may not be able to be palpated. The thyroid doesn't just vanish because of radioiodine. ...Read more

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After radio iodine ablation for graves' disease, is a very high thyroid per oxidase ab and thyroglobulin ab result a cause for concern? Been one year

After radio iodine ablation for graves' disease, is a very high thyroid per oxidase ab and thyroglobulin ab result a cause for concern? Been one year

No concern: The antibodies were there before the radioactive iodine treatment. No need to follow them after. All you need is to follow the thyroid levels, not antibodies levels. ...Read more

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My thyroid uptake was high. I feel terrible. Should I consider ablation of the thyroid? My TSH is low normal and my T3 (liothyronine) andt4 are high normal. Help!

Yes/drugs/surgery.: You apparently have a serious issue with your thyroid. Although your lab values are not evident, the fact that you feel bad is enough to see your doctor for urgent treatment. One option is ablation of a nodule, not your whole thyroid, by radioiodine. Another is surgery. If you have high hormone levels, drugs like ptu (propylthiouracil) & DEXA and potass-iodode are needed. Again see your doctor asap for work-up. ...Read more

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I had a microwave ablation on a Friday by that Thursday the whole right side of my neck was swollen is this normal?

I had a microwave ablation on a Friday by that Thursday the whole right side of my neck was swollen is this normal?

What was ablated?: Have you talked to the doctor who performed the ablation. If you haven't you definitely should! Please provide more details about the procedure and its indications. Was it an ablation performed by cardiology or interventional radiology doctors? Cardiologist can ablate heart tissue to cure cardiac Arrhythmia. Interventional radiologists ablate tumors in the liver, kidneys, lung and bone. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have a radio frequency ablation procedure for my neck at 20yrs old? Two medial blocks were a success.

Is it bad to have a radio frequency ablation procedure for my neck at 20yrs old? Two medial blocks were a success.

RF: If your two medial blocks offered significant but transient relief then a rf would be the appropriate next procedure.
Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Cervical median branch block relieved my neck pain for 2 days then pain again. Did mbb again. Same result. Now it's time for ablation?

Cervical median branch block relieved my neck pain for 2 days then pain again. Did mbb again. Same result. Now it's time for ablation?

What is the cause: Medial branch blocks (mmb) of nerves anesthetize few hours, proving nerves carry pain signals to brain; ablation also temp (few mo). But what are actual peripheral pain transducers? Mbb does not reveal. Are pain transducers myofascia, muscles, tendons, ligaments, or nerves pinched at spine? True cure requires id of pain generator (s). See osteopath ; rule in/rule out candidate transducers. ...Read more

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Chronic neck pain after car accident- I'm only in my 20's. Should I go ahead and the radio frequency ablation? Concerned bc of my age. Thanks!

Chronic neck pain after car accident- I'm only in my 20's. Should I go ahead and the radio frequency ablation? Concerned bc of my age. Thanks!

More information: In order to provide an answer for you, more information is needed. Best to discuss these factors with your primary care Dr., neurologist or pain management specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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