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Thyroidectomy

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Last Updated: 01 May 2022
thyroid remnant estimation by diagnostic dose (131)i scintigraphy or (99m)tco4(-) scintigraphy after thyroidectomy: a comparison with therapeutic dose (131)i imaging. "thyroid remnant estimation by diagnostic dose (131)i scintigraphy or (99m)tco4(-) scintigraphy after thyroidectomy: a comparison with therapeutic dose (131)i imaging.", by Liu G, Li N, Li X, Chen S, Du B, Li Y. fig1: Extent of thyroid remnant detected after 131I ablation imaging (therapeutic RAI whole body scan). (a) Mild remnant of a 37-year-old male after total thyroidectomy. Whole body scan and regional image 3 days after 3.7...

After your surgical treatment, follow your health care provider's instructions exactly. The goal is to get your thyroid troubles controlled. Don't let your cut area splash for a few days after your surgery. Schedule a follow-up go to with the cosmetic surgeon or your primary care provider. You'll require to take thyroid hormonal agent tablets. These pills change the hormonal agent that your thyroid used to make. Take your thyroid pills on an empty stomach. Your parathyroid glands may not work normally. If so, you might need to take calcium and vitamin D supplements in the first weeks after surgical procedure. Do not go back to work till your provider states it's okay. Always take thyroid hormone pills on an empty stomach. If taken with food, vitamin D is better taken in. Calcium will conflict with thyroid hormonal agent absorption. See your doctor for regular blood tests. These are to check that your hormonal agent medication is at the right dosage for you.

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