A member asked:

Thyroidectomy. it is my 6th day in the hospital. kept me for low levels of calcium. drs won't discharge me. why they won't let me go home ? and is it life threatening to sign out against medical advice?

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Dr. Norma Jo Waxman answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Hypothyroidism can be life threatening. This is a potential complication and is monitored after thyroidectomy in case the parathyroid was either injured or removed during surgery.

Answered Dec 26, 2020

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