Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
134 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What are the repercussions of not taking medicines after thyroid removal?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Shehzad Topiwala

Endocrinologist

Practicing since :2001

Answered : 1663 Questions

default
Posted on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Question: What oud happen if I refuse medication after removal of my thyroid???
doctor
Answered by Dr. Shehzad Topiwala 58 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Not safe at all

Detailed Answer:
If your thyroid has been completely removed then you need thyroxine daily for life at an appropriate dose. If you do not do so eventually it will cause many medical problems and will likely progress to a life threatening situation called Myxedema Coma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Thyroid

doctor1 MD

I am an RN still getting q 6-month echocardiagrams post chemotherapy with Adriamycin and Herceptin (completed these in 1/2008). My echo has always...

doctor1 MD

I am a healthy 42 year old woman. I run every day. I recently experienced uncomfortable episodes that sent me to the ER. With no diagnosis. My...

doctor1 MD

My mom is having swelling all over the body especially on her face, legs and ankles..we got her Kidney function test, Liver function test , Lipid...

doctor1 MD

My daughter when she was very young had a cyst growing on the nob of her hear it became a golf ball and had it removed before she started school....

doctor1 MD

my child is 21 months old and suffeing from constipation from long term. pedistrician told to use some laxatives from 10days as situation got worse...

doctor1 MD

My father undergone Electrical cardioversion treatment due to having severe Atrial Fibrilation (AF). Needless to say the treatment did not work...

doctor1 MD

I'm a 69 year old female and I'm still getting hot flashes. Doctors say it's something like my internal thermostat is not working. Doesn't sound...