After Thyroidectomy Surgery, Should I Take Hormone Replacement Medicine?
Hello. Last week I had a thyroidectomy with a diagnosis of SNNT and the results of his PA explained that I had hashimoto’s thyroiditis. After the operation, the oncologist said that he did not need to return control to him again and he requested that once a year I had an ultrasound and I was not allowed to eat sea food, salted fish, and all food that was burned. I want to ask, do I need to take hormone replacement drugs? because based on what I read if the thyroid gland is removed both of them must consume hormone replacement. And the glands that were removed last week are right and left. But in the paper the operation order only says “thyroidectomy” is unclear whether it is total or subtotal thyroidectomy. What should I do?
Hello, thank you for the question to HealthReplies.com.
Thyroidectomy is a surgical removal of the thyroid gland, can be partial or total.
To find out the type of surgery and whether it is necessary to take hormone replacement medications, it is best to consult a specialist oncologist who performed the operation or to a specialist in endocrine and metabolic disease.
If the total thyroidectomy surgery, in some cases it is necessary to do treatment with drugs that contain thyroid hormone. However, the decision must be based on the examination of a specialist oncologist or internal medicine.
Prevention can be done:
1. Reducing consumption of salty foods
2. Consuming soft-textured foods
3. Maintain the health and cleanliness of the area of the former operation
So hopefully useful :)