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Very confused
Nov 27, 2012
... Well, you have me confused, which is why I scrolled by the first time. ... (12 replies)
... removing the thyroid seems an archaic method of determining with absolute certainty whether there is cancer contained within the gland. ... (31 replies)
Please help
Apr 29, 2002
... Hi marsv. Have you had a chance to read through that post I mentioned about what to expect from thyroid surgery? ... (3 replies)

... Then in 1999, I went on a search for second opinons and someone that could tell me why I should put up with the unsightly goiter. I was starting to put weight on and still working out and keeping a fast paced life. I was tired. ... (11 replies)
RAI Questions
Jun 14, 2006
... of those who have RAI done. The reason for this is that the RAI increases TSI antibody production. TSI antibodies are the cause of Graves disease. The thyroid gland is just merely doing exactly what the TSI is telling it to do...overproduce thyroid hormone. ... (24 replies)
... So If I'm taking 5mg 1x daily of Tapazole @7pm my body is running on empty after say 10 am till the next pill?? LOL..how do u split a tinny pill.. (21 replies)
... Happy to help. Thyroid forum members helped me so much that I'm here to pay that forward. ... (21 replies)
... The surgery was due to the worrisome nodule. It turned out that I had numerous other nodules that never showed up on Ultrasound, even though much of my thyroid gland was atrophied from long years of ab attack. ... (4 replies)
Endo appt
Nov 20, 2003
... Surgery is NOT the only option, and leaves a scar. It one advantage in that you get your gland removed and get it over with in a short period of time. ... (8 replies)
... As you will note from my signature, I, too, have Graves' disease and, since my Dx in June 2007, have engaged in ongoing research and participated on several thyroid forums. ... (7 replies)
... You can have too much iodine, but even without a thyroid the main processor of iodine you do need some. ... (18 replies)
... the adrenals start pumping out extra hormones. Some of these hormones make the body more sensitive to the little thyroid hormone that is available. But over time, the adrenal gland can get worn down from constantly being in high gear. ... (12 replies)
Still waiting
Aug 3, 2002
... The uptake scan is used to determine whether your active tissue in your gland is behaving properly. ... (1 replies)
... Hi. I am 28 and and was diagnosed with hurthle cell carcinoma Wednesday. Is there anyone here that has had a positive outcome with this type of thyroid cancer. I know it is more aggressive and doesn't respond well to RAI. I also know that being so young increases my chances but my nodule was 7. ... (27 replies)
... My thyroid story begins when I was in university three years ago. I lived in a small country in Europe and decided to go to America for my studies. ... (0 replies)
... The original doc who did the thyroid surgery... who knows why he did all he did. I was only a teenager then and they stuck me in the pediatrics ward and so told me virtually nothing. ... (7 replies)
... thyroid drugs is the treatment of choice. It is beyond me why some doctors push patients to remove the vital thyroid gland and subject the patient to permanent hypothyroidism when the thyroid is the victim and can be healed with a short round of meds. ... (2 replies)
... small,3 on one lobe , 4 on the other, not of interest at this time to the doctors. I am sick with my thyroid and sick of it.I wonder would it not be better to have it removed or does that create even more problems? ... (22 replies)
... I have to disagree with those that say that thyroid antibodies disappear after RAI or thyroidectomy. ... (18 replies)
... But after a while, nodules started growing on my thyroid gland. I have nodules on the left side only and since theyve been growing each year my endo decided that the time to remove the thyroid has come. ... (0 replies)


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