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Left Side of thyroid surgically removed ??

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  • Posted By: dawns6
  • April 21, 2007
  • 11:16 AM

:confused: Could someone please help ? I just had my left half of my thyroid removed,wow was that painful,due to a enlarged goiter. But with half of it gone now wouldnt I need to take medication ? Or something ? my surgeon said since I still have 1/2 of it left I shouldnt need anything but hes going to still test me in 3 weeks or so.
Thank you for any input.

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  • :confused: Could someone please help ? I just had my left half of my thyroid removed,wow was that painful,due to a enlarged goiter. But with half of it gone now wouldnt I need to take medication ? Or something ? my surgeon said since I still have 1/2 of it left I shouldnt need anything but hes going to still test me in 3 weeks or so. Thank you for any input.I have read a few times on other sites during my research on thyroids, that some people don't need to take any meds after having half the thyroid removed. So it's not *that* uncommon.
    FireDiva 15 Replies Flag this Response
  • I had the left side of my thyroid surgically removed also and was not required to take any meds.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thank you for your response. I've been getting heart palpitations and wasnt sure if it was my nerves or thyroid.
    dawns6 29 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thank you for your response. I've been getting heart palpitations and wasnt sure if it was my nerves or thyroid.I had my left side of my thyroid removed 10 years ago because of a goiter. I had hypothyroid. I take a pill each day. I was told I must take the pill the rst of my life. It took awhile for the thyroid to get back regulated once I started taking the pill. I still experience palpitations from time to time, but not real bad. Laos, there are certain vegtables that affects the thyroid that you might want to avoid.
    Marjorie 1 Replies Flag this Response
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