Any body know about thyroid gland removal side effects.?

Hypothyroidism. If the whole thyroid gland is removed, then the person need to take thyroid hormone to replace the thyroid function. Thyroid hormone is effective and very safe. Rarely, the operation can damage the nerve that controls the vocal cord. The parathyroid glands scan be damaged and cause a low blood calcium. This can be corrected with oral calcium. These are complications rather than side effects.
Risks. The risks of thyroid surgery include damage to the nerves that make your vocal cords move. This can make your voice hoarse, give you difficulty swallowing and can even make it difficult to breathe. Other glands in your neck that control the calcium level in your blood, called parathyroid glands, can be damaged. This can lower your calcium levels and cause cramping and tingling sensations.

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Can you tell me about thyroid gland removal and its side effects?

Voice and calcium. In experienced hands, thyroidectomy is safe and has few long term side effects. Obviously, if the entire gland is removed you will need to be on thyroid replacement. Main problems are:1) injury to the vocal cord nerve - occurs in 1% - varies according to surgeon's experience, 2) removal of parathyroid glands and low calcium - rare in experienced hands. Make sure your surgeon is a thyroid expert. Read more...
Complicated.... More than can be explained in 400 characters. Talk to a good surgeon. Most who have partial thyroidectomy don't need thyroid replacement. All who have total thyroidectomy need long term hormone replacement. Risk of parathyroid issues with total; this requires long term calcium replacement. Managed carefully, most folks don't have too much difficulty regulating their postop hormone issues. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: thyroid gland removal?

Thyroidectomy. A portion or the entirety of the thyroid gland is removed. This can be due to an excessively large thyroid producing symptoms or due to a benign or malignant tumor of the thyroid gland. Read more...
Surgical procedure. Surgical removal thyroid gland most commonly performed for cancer. Read more...

Can a low iodine diet cause extreme tiredness in a person who had undergone thyroid gland removal?

THYROID. Check thyroid and TSH blood levels and be sure you're getting enough medication, does your dr know youre tired? Dr & patient are a team. Patient's job is to keep dr informed and follow the best recommended path. Keep up your side of the team! Read more...