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Maumelle, AR
A 26-year-old female asked:

I had thyroid cancer and had my thyroid removed. am i more likely to have an issue with my parathyroid now? is there any relation?

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Dr. Seth Cook
Pathology 26 years experience
Unlikely.: Fewer than 5% of patients have parathyroid problems following thyroid surgery. Most of the time the problem is temporary but rare patients have permanent parathyroid damage. This is more likely to occur following total thyroidectomy as compared to thyroid lobectomy.

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Last updated Dec 29, 2014

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