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Thyroid testing post partial thyroidectomy

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Hello All, I had a partial (just over half) thyroidectomy on June 1st 2018. I had stage 1 papillary carcinoma on my right lobe. I currently have a colloid (benign) nodule on my left remaining lobe. My ENT surgeon is not interested in thyroid function testing until I show symptoms of hypothyroidism, which I am not happy about. I am currently 8 weeks 3 days post op and awaiting a GP appointment to request blood tests. I will ask for TSH, FT4, TT4, FT3, vitD, folate, ferritin and B12. Is this correct and is there anything else I should request please? Thank you very much for reading this post. I appreciate any advice that can be offered.

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Don't start any supplements until GP has retested

Be interesting to see what has changed

Vitamin D is likely better around 80-100nmol

Folate likely better at higher levels.

B12 is ok but not brilliant

Ferritin, eating liver or liver pate once a week should help keep levels half way in range

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