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Hypothyroidism

My mother undergone knee surgery for fracture...she is known hypothyroidic..but we were not took thyroid test before surgery..is it important to take thyroid test before surgery?
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Dr. Chethan R S Bangalore | General Physician
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Hello there...., As the surgery has been already conducted, there is no need of thyroid test as of now.... Hypothyroidism can’t be cured. But in almost every patient, hypothyroidism can be completely controlled.... It is treated by the synthetic thyroid hormone replacement.... Main line of management is the Levothyroxine....It is an synthetic thyroid hormone T4.... Dosage determination will take some time... Till then you should be in a regular follow up...
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Dr. Manju Lihala Bangalore | General Physician
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Hope she is taking medicine for hypothyroidism. No problem you can get the test done now and adjust the dose of medicine after showing to your doctor
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