What are the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism due to thyroid surgery?

Updated: Jan 25, 2018
  • Author: Pramod K Sharma, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Untreated hypothyroidism causes symptoms such as cold intolerance, fatigue, constipation, muscle cramping, and weight gain. Hypothyroidism secondary to thyroid surgery should never be left untreated long enough to elicit signs and symptoms of myxedema (eg, hair loss, large tongue, cardiomegaly). Expect, diagnose, and promptly treat postoperative hypothyroidism.


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