Thyroid Hormone Replacement After Partial Thyroidectomy

Last Modified: August 14, 2012

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If only part of my thyroid is removed, will I still need to take thyroid hormone pills?


Kolin Hoff, MD, Endocrinologist at Penn Medicine responds,

IF only half of your thyroid is removed and you did not have cancer and the remaining thyroid is normal then only 20% of people need thyroid hormone replacement.

This question and answer was part of OncoLink's Brown Bag Web Chat Series. View the entire transcript of Focus on Thyroid Cancer.

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