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    Old 08-11-2006, 01:56 PM   #1
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    Question about Hashimotos

    At the request of my ENT surgeon, this morning I went to an ENT who specializes in vocal cord injuries. During the visit, the vocal cord ENT said my surgery results showed I had Hashimotos. My surgical ENT hadn't mentioned that, but the vocal cord ENT said my right lobe was just eaten up with Hashimotos and the left had some also. I went online when I got home and couldn't believe the symptoms of Hashimotos fits every one of the major symptoms I've been experiencing for at least five years!

    This may sound like a stupid question, but I'm going to ask anyway. Since I had a total TT, does that mean my Hashimotos is gone? Does Hashimotos ever attack any other organ besides the thyroid?

    The ENT laproscope results from today show my right vocal cord is definitely paralyzed, but the doc said he's going to wait six months to see if the cord releases on its own. If it doesn't, he said he'd have to go in and implant a microchip in the vocal cord to help my breathing and talking. He feels confident it will release on its own though, which confirms my surgical ENT's diagnosis, so I'm not going to worry about it at this point.

    Thanks in advance for your insights about Hashimotos and have a great weekend, all!

    Intrigue

     
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    Old 08-11-2006, 07:22 PM   #2
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    Once your gland has been removed, you don't have to worry about those nasties anymore. They attack only thyroid tissue. TPO abs are produced in the gland, so their source has been removed and will produce no more. I found a study that shows those circulating in the blood will be gone within 6 years of the surgery. T4 replacement therapy is known to reduce the titers as well.

     
    Old 08-11-2006, 11:55 PM   #3
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    Oh excellent, thank you so much, Midwest!!

     
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