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medication after total thyroidectomy
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medication after total thyroidectomy

After total thyroidectomy, if I am on my correct synthroid dosage, acccording to blood work, can my thyroid levels change over the years? if so, what factors can change them? I am same weight and take no otc meds after 1 1/2 yrs post surgery. Do I need regular bloodwork checks?
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Once stable, most patients have annual testing as age, weight, medications, source of levothyroxine (ie brand vs generic) may alter your requirements.
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What specific tests do you order for routine annual testing of total thyroidectomy patients?  And since I have also had a total hysterectomy and oophrectomy in the last 3 years would that impact my thyroid levels and dosing?  If so, in what way?
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