A 53-year-old member asked:
Any body know about thyroid gland removal side effects..?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino answered
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
Hypothyroidism: If the whole thyroid gland is removed, then the person need to take thyroid hormone to replace the thyroid function. Thyroid hormone is effective and very safe. Rarely, the operation can damage the nerve that controls the vocal cord. The parathyroid glands scan be damaged and cause a low blood calcium. This can be corrected with oral calcium. These are complications rather than side effects.
Answered on Oct 11, 2018
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