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A 57-year-old member asked:
Is it normal surgeon to suggest total thyroidectomy when fna result is "suspicious for maliginancy"-category 5 and not "malignant"-bathesda fna guide?
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A 27-year-old female asked:
2 days post thyroidectomy: OK to remove gauze? Surgeon said it was okay to after 24hrs, but I'm concerned removing it may increase chance of infection
A 21-year-old female asked:
10 hours post op, total thyroidectomy. Surgeon said was harder to remove than first thought due to hidden swelling. Normal to have lots of pain/stiff?
A 41-year-old female asked:
I had total thyroidectomy but surgeon left a very small piece in. Do I still need synthroid (thyroxine). And if so would I go hyper?
A 54-year-old female asked:
Been reading about hoarseness after total thyroidectomy so basically even with the best surgeon you can have mild hoarseness or voice issues after?
A 60-year-old female asked:
How can one know how many surgeries a doctor has performed? Read that when getting a thyroidectomy, it is very important to know how many thyroidectomies the surgeon has performed. The more surgeries, the less the risk of complication.
A 62-year-old female asked:
My sister has temporary paralysis of her vocal chords following a thyroidectomy. Should we be concerned the surgeon could have prevented this?
A 50-year-old female asked:
After my thyroidectomy, my surgeon couldn't tell me for sure if he left the parathyroid glands, how can I know it? I am afraid of not taking ca daily.
A 38-year-old female asked:
My left vocal chord nerve is not moving after thyroidectomy.But surgeon told that nerve is little bruised.My voice is low i can't speak louder.?
Dr. David Jakubowicz answered
21 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Vocal cord paralysis: Vocal cord paralysis can occur after thyroidectomy and usually resolves wih time. In some patients it may be permanent and ones voice can improve eith ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Will a surgeon remove thyroid nodules 3.0cm heterogeneous solid ifwith diffussly enlarged thyroid if fna comes back ok. I have hashimoto thyroiditis?
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