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Signs of calcium lost after thyroid surgery?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 34 years experience
Low calcium: Typical symptoms might include a numb or tingly feeling around the mouth or in the hands and feet, or muscle cramps. In severe cases carpal spasm can develop - see the picture here: http://www.Nejm.Org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmicm074227.
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Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Lip tingling: The first symptom that your calcium levels may be low is tingling of the lips or fingertips. You need to seek medical attention immediately if this develops. There is no harm in taking some calcium supplements until you get seen, e.g. Tums, (calcium carbonate) citracal, etc.
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Last updated Sep 14, 2019

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