I am planning on having a partial thyroidectomy because I have a slow growing nodule on my thyroid which we have been watching for over 2 years. While it is still elecive surgery, my surgeon recommends having the surgery since the nodule is changing slowing and I did have radiation to my thyroid over 10 years ago.

My surgeon suggests not going on synthroid and letting the remaining half of my thyroid do the job.

I am wondering if anyone has had a partial thyroidectomy and not gone on hormone replacement after surgery? What happened? Did you adjust well or did you become hypothyroid?

I will be having surgery in june and am starting a new job with a lot of responsibilities in sept. I am concerned about becoming hypothyroid, feeling exhausted and having related problems when I start my new position and am considering putting off the surgery until next year.


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replied January 15th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Partial thyroidectomy doesnot cause hypothyroidism. My mother in law has been through it.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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