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A 18-year-old female asked:

How long can you recover from thyroid surgery?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Very short time: Recovery time after uncomplicated thyroid surgery will be very brief, will be home same day or next day , will be able to go back to office type of work in a wk.
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 31 years experience
Should be <6 weeks: Varies for many, but wound strength maxes out at 4 weeks, and levels off through 6. Other causes of pain, immobility, hormone insufficiency, and possible hypocalcemia are variable. Most people take 2-3 weeks to return to usual activities.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

How long can nausea last after thyroid surgery?

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Dr. William Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Not from surgery : Nausea is not from the thyroid surgery itself, but may be related to the anesthesia or post-op medications like narcotics or antibiotics. This should only occur for 7-10 days after surgery at the most.
A 52-year-old male asked:

How long after thyroid surgery (partial) does it take before you feel yourself again?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
A month: It will take 4 to 6 weeks to start feeling no pain or swelling. In can take months for your surgical scar to get back to a point where it s not so noticeable.

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