Why Am I Sick All the Time?

Thursday, 03 Apr 2014 04:10 PM

By Nick Tate

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Question: Dr. Hibberd, I had part of my thyroid removed over three years ago because my doctor thought it was cancerous. But since I had my surgery I have not been well since. I come down with one thing and as soon as I get over that it is something else. I seem to be sick all the time. Have you ever heard of anyone having this kind of problem after having thyroid surgery?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
 
Sometimes your parathyroid glands are inadvertently removed during thyroid surgery, and this can cause parathyroid deficiency symptoms that include fatigue and lethargy. I presume your thyroid function is normal or that you are on correct thyroid hormone replacement.
 
Thyroid malignancy treatment will often involve complete thyroidectomy, but since you received only a partial thyroidectomy, you need to discuss your surveillance for recurrence of malignancy with your treating physician.

Thyroid cancer can occur as a part of a multiple endocrine dysfunction, so be sure your doctor has checked you for other disorders to be sure you have no underlying immune disorder, anemia, or evidence that the cancer has spread and is compromising your ability to fight off infections.

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