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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience in Family Medicine
It is reasonable: Even pathology isn't perfect. And thyroid hormone is easily replaced and easily tracked. Thyroid cancer, on the other hand, can be very hard to treat ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Follow MD directions: Removing the dressing won't increase the risk of infection. Go ahead remove the gauze as directed by your surgeon.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Normal?: No it is not "normal" but it does happen. I presume you are still in the hospital - if so you must ask your surgeon for medication to control your pai ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: You most likely will need thyroid hormone replacement but you should have your thyroid level check and follow regularly at the beginning to make sure ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Seigel
12 years experience in Endocrinology
Not really: hoarseness associated with a total thyroidectomy is usually related to either injury to or inflammation around the recurrent laryngeal nerve. It can b ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience in Podiatry
The : The short answer to your question is: you can't. In fact, i don't think any surgeon actually knows exactly how many surgeries they did. You lose tra ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Common complication: The recurrent laryngeal nerve loops down into the neck and then up to the vocal cords. It is very vulnerable to the effects of surgery in the neck. ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
check calcium level: All you need to do is check your labs. If calcium and parathyroid level is ok, then, no worries about parathyroid issues. If not, work with your docto ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
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:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
If the FNA: Is definitively "negative" not just inconclusive, many endocrinologists would just observe and follow-up at a later date w/repeat lab, exam and ultras ... Read More

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