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Leipsic, OH
A 43-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.

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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 doctor to see if the damage is temporary or permanent and how to wean calcium appropriately.

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Last updated May 20, 2014

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