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How can I fix hypothyroidism after having my thyroid removed via surgery?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Hormone replacement

After the thyroid is removed, you will need to take a thyroid pill to replace what the gland had been producing.
As long as you take the right amount everyday, you can survive without your thyroid gland.

In brief: Hormone replacement

After the thyroid is removed, you will need to take a thyroid pill to replace what the gland had been producing.
As long as you take the right amount everyday, you can survive without your thyroid gland.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hypothyroidism

Thyroid hormone replacement is the only way.
This will be a pill you take every day the rest of your life.

In brief: Hypothyroidism

Thyroid hormone replacement is the only way.
This will be a pill you take every day the rest of your life.
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics

In brief: Thyroid hormone

If only removing 1/2 of the thyroid, most patients don't need replacement.
If whole gland removed, then simply follow a blood test called tsh. If high, then the doctor would prescribe a thyroid hormone. Fairly easy to take a single pill daily.

In brief: Thyroid hormone

If only removing 1/2 of the thyroid, most patients don't need replacement.
If whole gland removed, then simply follow a blood test called tsh. If high, then the doctor would prescribe a thyroid hormone. Fairly easy to take a single pill daily.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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