Dr. Terris shares if a woman will need to take thyroid supplements after a thyroidectomy.
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EmpowHer Asks: After a thyroidectomy will a woman need to take thyroid supplements? David Terris, MD Surgical Director, MCG Thyroid Center Augusta, GA The entire gland is removed typically will replace the function of the gland with a thyroid supplement, it’s a natural supplement. We’re simply substituting for the function of the gland. It’s a ones a day pill. It has a long half life. What that means is if you miss a dose or two it’s not the end of the world, you could probably miss it for a week and not tell much difference but typically you should take it ones a day.