Ask an expert
Question

11 Jul 2008

THYROID LOBECTOMY
Hi

I had a thyroid lobectomy 3 months ago, due to a huge nodule that developed in the left lobe. There are also a number of cysts in the remaining part of the thyroid. The surgeon left my on 0.05 mg Eltroxin (which I have been on for the past 2 years), but I am battling to lose weight. I am following a strict (but healthy) diet, but NOTHING is happening. In fact, I seem to be putting on weight. (I am 38). Shouldn't I be on a higher dose of Eltroxin?

Thx
Answer 425 views
Expert
CyberDoc
cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Lara

Thank you for visiting health24.com.

You should consult your doctor in order to have a blood test done, called a T4 count. This way he/she will be able to assess if you need a higher dose of Eltroxin.

Kind regards




Dr Anrich Burger
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.