Dr. Terris explains if a woman will gain weight after her thyroid has been removed.
Typically, you shouldn’t gain weight following the thyroidectomy, and the reason is we replace the function of the thyroid with a thyroid hormone and that prevents that problem. If you didn’t take thyroid hormone after your thyroidectomy, then yes, in fact, you could potentially put on weight, but typically, no.
About Dr. David Terris, M.D.:
Dr. David J. Terris is a Professor, Department Chair and Porubsky Distinguished Chair in the Otolaryngology Department at the Medical College of Georgia. He graduated with his B.A. from Cornell University and his medical doctorate from Duke University Medical School.