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Can you still have graves' disease years after a thyroidectomy?

Can you still have graves' disease years after a thyroidectomy?

?: If your thyroid has been removed, there can be no more hyperthyroidism but the bulging eyes will likely remain. ...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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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?

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 more

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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?

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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Had thyroidectomy 30 years ago, gained 40 lbs at that time, now obese; levels were never stabilized. Any suggestions?

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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Can scar tissue after thyroidectomy appear 5 years later?

Can scar tissue after thyroidectomy appear 5 years later?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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