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Parathyroid tumor - if you had one removed, will you have to take meds like if you removed your thyroid?
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: No
Unlike the thyroid, people generally are born with 4 parathyroid glands.
When one of them is removed, the other glands are still there to do the work.

In brief: No
Unlike the thyroid, people generally are born with 4 parathyroid glands.
When one of them is removed, the other glands are still there to do the work.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgery - Oncology
In brief: Almost never
In almost all cases, after removal of the abnormal parathyroid gland, the remaining glands will resume normal function and no additional medications will be necessary.

In brief: Almost never
In almost all cases, after removal of the abnormal parathyroid gland, the remaining glands will resume normal function and no additional medications will be necessary.
Dr. Eric Whitman
Dr. Eric Whitman
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