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hypothyroidism and hiatal hernia ??s

Started by CantB2noty, Jul 16, 2009 3:44 AM
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Posted July 16, 2009 - 3:44 AM

So I was wondering if getting the hiatal hernia repaired while getting banded cause additional discomfort after surgery? I have a small impacted one, whatever that means...

Secondly, I also was diagnosed with under active thyroid but my surgeon doesnt want me on meds to see if weight loss will kick it back in gear. My number was 16.48, so its really not functioning at all. I was wondering how this affected weight loss even with the band?



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Posted July 16, 2009 - 4:09 AM

My doctor discovered that I had hypothyroidism when I did my pre-op labwork and my TSH level was a 15 which is extremely low. They told me that it is very dangerous to go under anesthesia with hypothyroidism because you may not wake up after surgery and they wouldn't do my surgery unless I was on meds. They've had me on 75 mcg Synthroid for about a month and a half and I feel so much more energetic. It's made an unbelievable difference in my energy level. I hope that you are able to feel better soon. I don't know why they didn't do the same for you. I don't have any info for you about the hernia.

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Edited by justiceaim1, July 16, 2009 - 4:11 AM.
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