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How long after thyroid surgery does it take to return to a feeling of normalcy.?

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Thyroid Recovery: 2 factors. 1) recovery from surgery. Typically basic recovery from neck surgery is on the order of 5-10 days at which point surgical pain and initial wound healing complete. 2) if total thyroidectomy there will be a period of time needed to find a new balance to your thyroid replacement. In some cases thyroid replacement may be delayed until confirmation is made that all tissue was removed.
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Depends on type: This is a question best addressed by your surgeon and endocrinologist as they will have the best information on the specifics of both your surgery and anticipated recovery.
Dr. Michael Wolfe
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Varies: Typically, ones feels better after several days, but stamina and feeling run down can last 2-3 weeks. This can vary widely, but you should expect to get slowly better everyday with the occasional bad day mixed in. Good luck. And be patient.

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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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Last updated Nov 16, 2016

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