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Could surgery cause thyroid problems? Could surgery cause thyroid problems?

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Unread 01-17-2008, 02:06 PM
Could surgery cause thyroid problems?

I had a LAVH on 11/5 of this past year. They only took my uterus and I was able to keep my ovaries. Well, I have had many strange things going on lately with my body, so I am scheduled for blood work to check my thyroid tomorrow morning. Basically, here's what's going on: I'm cold ALL THE TIME (I cannot stress this enough--I'm hardly ever warm). My skin is SO dry. I know that this could be caused from the winter air, but it's never been this bad. I've tried all kinds of lotions (including oil of olay and baby oil lotion) and the only thing that works is when I coat my face with vaseline. My face is literally peeling in some spots. My scalp and hair is really dry too. My sex drive is very low. The main thing I've noticed is my weight. I've been on a diet for 3 weeks and I've been exercising almost everyday. I've actually GAINED a pound. How depressing. This is what finally made me call the doctor. I would hate to have thyroid problems, but it would be nice to have a reason for all of these things to be happening. Does anyone know if having a hysterectomy could cause someone to have thyroid problems? Remember, I kept my ovaries, so I wouldn't think that I should be having any hormone issues. Anyone with similar experiences???
Thanks so much for your help!
~Jenn
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Unread 01-17-2008, 02:58 PM
Could surgery cause thyroid problems?

i wouldnt assume since you kept your ovaries that you dont have hormone issues...ovaries can fail or not work 100% after surgery. it might be a good idea to get your hormones checked with your thyroid. i've been taking thyroid meds for a long time..i've had to have two adjustments since my hysterectomy. i dont know if its a coincidance or not. if it is your thyroid, and you need medication..you will feel a whole lot better soon.
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Unread 01-17-2008, 07:33 PM
Could surgery cause thyroid problems?

I went through the same thing postop weeks 3-7. I did have my thyroid tested about 7 weeks postop because I was feeling the same the way as you -- always freezing and couldn't get warm, couldn't keep weight on, exhausted, dry skin. I have a past history of thyroid surgery, so I thought for sure the hysterectomy had done something to my levels. My thyroid was completely normal. At about 8 weeks, it completely reversed as far as temperature. I started having night sweats and hot flashes and continue to have mild hot flashes. Weird! In my case, I think it might be ovary related as dressedupinblue pointed out. That I haven't had tested yet! Good luck to you. I hope you find answer that will help you soon.
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Unread 01-17-2008, 10:05 PM
Could surgery cause thyroid problems?

I have ovaries that are working, and came down with HYPER thyroidism about 4 months post-op.

Some sisters here said that the thyroid and adrenals MAY be affected. I had the thyroid T4/T3 test, the cortisol level (adrenal). When I see the thyroid specialist in Feb, I will see if she can also order an FSH. I wanna see how my girl hormones are doing!

Go get it checked out - it certainly is not unheard of.
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Unread 01-17-2008, 10:18 PM
Could surgery cause thyroid problems?

I'm having the same problems, only I'm 6 months out. Please, keep us posted.
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Unread 01-17-2008, 10:31 PM
Could surgery cause thyroid problems?

I actually went thru the opposite, I ate normally, my appetite increased, I am always hot now, where I use to be cold all the time, I am lossing weight, I have no energy, my md checked my thyroid it is normal, so he referred me to a internal medicine doctor, he thinks it's due to stress, but I have zero stress right now. Although our problems are some what different keep me posted.



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Originally Posted by jenn0707
I had a LAVH on 11/5 of this past year. They only took my uterus and I was able to keep my ovaries. Well, I have had many strange things going on lately with my body, so I am scheduled for blood work to check my thyroid tomorrow morning. Basically, here's what's going on: I'm cold ALL THE TIME (I cannot stress this enough--I'm hardly ever warm). My skin is SO dry. I know that this could be caused from the winter air, but it's never been this bad. I've tried all kinds of lotions (including oil of olay and baby oil lotion) and the only thing that works is when I coat my face with vaseline. My face is literally peeling in some spots. My scalp and hair is really dry too. My sex drive is very low. The main thing I've noticed is my weight. I've been on a diet for 3 weeks and I've been exercising almost everyday. I've actually GAINED a pound. How depressing. This is what finally made me call the doctor. I would hate to have thyroid problems, but it would be nice to have a reason for all of these things to be happening. Does anyone know if having a hysterectomy could cause someone to have thyroid problems? Remember, I kept my ovaries, so I wouldn't think that I should be having any hormone issues. Anyone with similar experiences???
Thanks so much for your help!
~Jenn
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Unread 01-18-2008, 02:55 PM
Could surgery cause thyroid problems?

Ladies
This is my first posting but I feel that it is important that I share this with anyone who may be affected. I have an under-active thyroid (hypothyroidism) and my hysterectomy has affected my condition so much. The exhaustion I feel is by far my biggest problem and at 7 weeks post-op I feel worse than 2 weeks post-op.Please get yout thyroid checked if you are in any doubt .
NinaAnn
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Unread 01-22-2008, 03:40 AM
Could surgery cause thyroid problems?

Half of my thyroid was removed 3 years ago due to nodules, I had on the left side when it was removed. They were growing out of thyroid and into the surrounding tissue. They dr determined after the surgery none were cancerous.

All my life I have been very thin and active all the time, I could not sit still. 2 1/2 years after the surgery I finally made it to 105 and was thrilled.

In November 2007 my family dr felt nodules on the right side of my thyroid. So I went back to my specialist, sure enough there were more nodules and testing showed my levels were in the normal range but lower than before.

I have never been on any meds for this because there was no need to be.

I started putting on a little weight on Dec before my TVH and was up to 118 by the time of the surgery. I am now at 128 2 1/2 post op.

That is a massive weight gain for me. I know I am not big but to gain 10 pounds in 2 weeks!!

I have an appointment with my thyroid dr on 2/7/08 to check my levels again and the growth of the nodules.

I am scared to death he will say I have to have another surgery.
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Unread 01-22-2008, 06:16 AM
Could surgery cause thyroid problems?

gee, maybe there's something wrong with me. I posted a new topic regarding my recent weight gain. I maintained during my 6 weeks post op and when I started working out more intensely, I started to gain. Gee, what's going on? My body temp is fine and no flashes to speak of.

When you mention calling your doc, are you calling your gyn?

thanks
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Unread 01-22-2008, 01:36 PM
Could surgery cause thyroid problems?

Hi
I am in a similar situation. Very tired, either very cold or dripping from my hotflashes. Would love to have an answer, even though I don't really want another med. I have a TAH, ovaries gone....had lots of internal infection. So I was antibiotics for a month...couldn't eat due to the nausea and diarhea, and thrush in my throat...but had to complete the course due to the infection. Even with that didn't lose weight. Back to eating, lots of exercise...trying to jump start my energy.
You are all in my thoughts.
kpapc
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