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Years After Thyroidectomy
Thyroid cancer patient, my thy numbers 2 years after total thyroidectomy: tsh= 0.32, tg ab= 23, tg=0.2, pth= 68, vitamin d= 12. Number meanings?
See a Specialist: Tg ab and tg are a marker for remaining thyroid tissue (and presumably thyroid cancer), TSH is the hormone that stimulates thyroid tissue to grow and produce thyroid hormone, PTH is the hormone that controls your calcium metabolism. You should discuss your lab interpretations with a specialist, especially given your history of thyroid cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tsh serum at 1.79 after 3 years of thyroidectomy due to papillary carcinoma .Should it be close to zero and what does 1.79 signifies ?
Is it normal to have more anxiety after having thyroidectomy? Ever since i've had it removed 3 years ago I have bad anxiety like when i was younger
Scar tissue?: Scar tissue typically forms and reforms for the first 12-18 months after any surgery. If scar tissue continues to grow after that in may be something else - keloid, lymph nodes, etc. Or in the case of thyroidectomy you may have thyroid tissue that has begun growing again in that area. If this is suspicious or if your original surgery was for cancer i would recommend a biopsy. Make an appointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is radioactive iodine a fairly safe treatment after total thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer? I'm 42 years old.
Do it: This is routine after surgery for certain types and stages of thyroid cancer, is standard of care, has contributed to the fairly high cure rate even when these are quite aggressive, and if this was recommended to you by scientific physicians, you should do this without fear that there is anything they are not telling you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have suffered with chronic dizziness for three years now since my first sinus infection after thyroidectomy. Doc isn't worried. What can it be?
Rapid heart dizziness faint last 30 days. Cancer/thyroidectomy 9 years ago. Tsh 0.017 T4 free 1.22 after stopping meds 6 days ago. Overmedicated?
Low TSH: Tsh is very low. Need to check the lab normals. But i think you are hyperthyroid now. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
Hi I am 27 years old and 8 months pregnant. I currently suffer from hypothyroidism, hypoparathyroidism(after thyroidectomy) and right now my potassium?
Need more info: Please, provide more info regarding your condition so we can properly address your question. ...Read more
Total thyroidectomy 10 years ago. numbers stable. last four months low numbers. levo increased from 50mcg to 88 to 150 to 175. why am I not absobing?
This is common: The reason that it is important to continue checking thyroid function regularly for the remainder of life after thyroidectomy is because the requirements for thyroid hormone replacement can change at any time without any identifiable cause. It is not unusual for a person to require high doses of thyroid replacement following total thyroidectomy. There is no reason for concern about absorption. ...Read more
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