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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 2 more doctor answers
How is it that almost 2 years after a total thyroidectomy that my doctor says he needs to lower my levothyroxine dose?
Your thyroid: needs are not stable throi the years. That is why we check you 2 x a day ...Read more
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 ?
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
Thyroidectomy 3 years ago, when they check my levels are they checking just my thyroid or vitiamin d also?
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
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
A 40 year old man had thyroidectomy 2 years ago and now he has decrease in sexual excitement. Does it has somerhing to do with his operation?
Maybe: With the removal of or part of the thyroid gland, can lead to a form of hypothyroidism. A person can present with fatigue, depression and many other symptoms. These symptoms may indirectly cause a decreased sex drive. Please consult your doctor to properly diagnose the issue and proceed towards proper therapy..Simple lab tests will determine if the thyroid issues are contributing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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