Has anyone had their thyroid and one of their parathyroids taken out at the same time? This is happening to me and I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem. I would like to know what to expect. Guess I will be on medication the rest of my life. Once the thyroid is removed is it hard to find a balance in medication? What will I experience???? Right now it looks as tho the doctor will take out my thyroid and then while I am in surgery, he will explore and look for the bad parathyroid. Geeeeeeeeeeeeeesh. Please let me know what to expect. Thanks,
When I had my thyroid removed they removed a parathroid as well because it had a 'abnormal' shared blood supply with my thyroid.. and they could not remove my thryoid with out removing the one parathryoid..
For about a month I had to take calcuim supplements.. but then my other parathryoids kicked in and I now have normal parathryoid functions... i do take thyroid replacements.. and once that got balance.. i have been fine..
it is much more difficult to balance out the parathryoids...
Thanks for the response, my doctor did say something about being infused with calcium. I guess that my life as I have known it will soon be changing. My bones are in bad shape because of the hyperparathyroid. I am hoping and praying that they can locate the bad parathyroid. I am a bit nervous about having thyroid cancer. I have not been told I have cancer, I am waiting for my biopsy, but why would the doctor want to take my thyroid out even if I don't have it? Guess it is because I am such high risk. Probably because of my thymus cancer 22 years ago. I am 57 and I am working on trying to keep a positive attitude no matter what.Trying to remain cool LOL
I was 35 years old when they found out about my thymus cancer. It was found by accident. I had hurt my arm and was in a lot of pain. They could not figure out what was wrong with my arm and decided to take me to surgery and see if it was a misplaced nerve. [it was and they fixed it] They decided for some reason to give me a chest xray before surgery and that is how it was found. Looking back I can see that I did have symptoms. My heart would beat wildly at times [thought it was too much coffee] My heart was being squished because of the tumor. When I would cough it was bad. I could not get my breath. The tumor did some damage to my lungs. I still have a problem when I get a cold and need to cough. I also got a little dizzy at times. Remember I was 35 and at that age it is rare to have anything like thymus cancer. So most people need not worry.It is RARE.
However it did make me more predisposed to having thyroid cancer. Just need to keep a check on things. I go for my biopsy today and will let everyone know what happens. It will take a week, but regardless. They want to take out my whole thyroid.