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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Follow MD directions: Removing the dressing won't increase the risk of infection. Go ahead remove the gauze as directed by your surgeon.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine 28 years experience
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
Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: When there is a nodule that is suspicious for malignancy (fna), i always counsel the patients preop for a total thyroidectomy. However, we usually ge... Read More
Dr. David Rosen
Dr. David Rosenanswered
Medical Oncology 30 years experience
Maybe: It depends on several factors, what is the size of the nodule? Is the other lobe free of nodules? Are the molecular markers positive? If the markers ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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
A 34-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
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Seigel
Endocrinology 13 years experience
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
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry 42 years experience
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 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
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
A 43-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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
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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