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Can dystrophic calcification and osteoporosis be the result of the suppressive therapy?

Recently when I had a CT/MRI for investigation of thyroid eye disease. An incidental finding was dystrophic calcification in my right cerebellar hemisphere. I had a total thyroidectomy in 1999 for papillary thyroid cancer and have been on suppressive therapy. Post thyroidectomy I have had low calcium levels for the first month under 2.0 and since then about 2.2. I also have osteoporosis and unilateral thyroid eye disease. Can dystrophic calcification and osteoporosis be the result of the suppressive therapy.hyperthyroidism? Thank you.
Fri, 20 Nov 2020
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Hi,

Increased calcification is well known in papillary thyroid carcinoma, hyperthyroidism causes osteoporosis.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Suneel, Internal Medicine Specialist
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Can dystrophic calcification and osteoporosis be the result of the suppressive therapy?

Hi, Increased calcification is well known in papillary thyroid carcinoma, hyperthyroidism causes osteoporosis. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Suneel, Internal Medicine Specialist