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thyroid problem, Can you explain this to me please ?

hi. I was suppose to go for sinus surgery today but it was canceled yesterday due to high t4. i also have an overactive thyroid. The hospital told me there would be complications. Can you explain this to me please ?
Asked On : Thu, 20 Jan 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Yeah if you have a overactive thyroid, it could worsen during surgery. You might end up getting a thyroid storm, which is a massive increase in your thyroid hormones. Thyroid storm could be a life threatening emergency. So please take antithyroid medicines till you get resolved of it and then proceed with your Sinus surgery.
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Thanks joey. That's very helpful. Now i understand. What in the world is a thyroid storm? Im taking neomarcazole. how long should i give them for it to work? The hospital want to try me again in march. Do you think i'll be ready by then?
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General & Family Physician Dr. Joey's  Response
Thyroid storm means nothing but you have severe hyperthyroid symptoms like sweating anxiety palpitations and even rhythm disturbances in heart which can be dangerous.

Neomercazole might take a few weeks to get effective and in any case is only good as long as you take it. Waiting till march is a good idea. By that time let's hope your thyrid hormones are under normal level.

More permanent remedies are Radio iodine therapy which will take away all your thyroid tissue so that you might require to take thyroid supplements for the rest of your life.
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