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Question by  AllisonW (20)

How does anesthesia affect your thyroid?

I want to know if anesthesia will affect my thyroid.


Answer by  janedoe (701)

Your thyroid is involved way the way your body produces and uses various hormones. Anesthesia is not a hormone, therefore, it will not affect your thyroid. However, if you have a thyroid condition and are going to be having a procedure that involves anesthesia, you should discuss any concerns you have with your doctor.

Reply by Pattyp225 (0):
The anestheologist will not put the tube down my throat because it was slightly enlarged but now it is fine but he wants me to have a sonogram of it to make sure theres no blockage is this normal?  add a comment

Answer by  patti (29325)

If you are under going general anesthesia for a surgical procedure. the anesthesia should not affect your thyroid function. If you have thyroid issues, or are taking thyroid medication, be sure to report this to your surgeon an the anesthesiologist. There are several factors to consider, so make sure your medical team has all the information.

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