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After Having Thyroid Surgery Can I Talk
Your Surgeon or...: Any problems in the first weeks after your surgery need to be reported to your surgeon, their office, or covering physician. If you are 4-6 weeks out, consider your primary provider or a gastroenterologist, depending on your other medical history. ...Read more
Surgical removal of the thyroid can be performed safely in experienced hands. Risks include general anesthesia, bleeding, infection, injury to nerve that moves vocal cord causing hoarseness and swallowing difficulties, injury to parathyroid glands causing low calcium and need for medications, need for thyroid medications, scar and ...Read more
WELL TOLERATED: Gallbladder surgery is almost always done laparoscopically, and is usually as an outpatient. General anesthesia is required. There will be 3-4 small puncture wounds. Some sites may offer a single, slightly larger, site approach. Regardless, you should be back to full activity in 5-10 days. Some post-op soreness. Once you are fully awake there's no dietary restrictions. Good luck. ...Read more
How can I go about starting weightlifting again after having surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome?
Do I have to stabilize my hyperthyroid before i ask for surgery? My thyroid cannot be treated with pills.
Yes, but: Its responsibility of endocrinologist, not you, to get you stable for surgery. ...Read more
Can letrozole interfere with surgery or cause complications? I have surgery in a week but am on letro for gyno. Should I wind off it before surgery?
No!: It is a fairly harmless drug, it can be continued or stopped as needed. ...Read more
Usual course: Typically people have some stiffness and soreness in the neck for the first week or two. Sometimes swallowing can be difficult (especially liquids) and the voice can be hoarse for the first month (about 10% of people). Energy levels can fluctuate because of the surgery, as well as, thyroid hormone levels changing. Other specific issues can be addressed by your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can I expect after having a thyroidectomy and radioiodine treatment for ptu (propylthiouracil)?
Can you be more spec: Can you be more specific? Is your concern that you've needed additional surgeries after hysterectomy to correct problems with the hysterectomy or that you need additional surgeries but due to prior hysterectomy you're worried about scar tissue/adhesions or something like that? ...Read more
I still have swallowing difficulties after getting a thyroidectomy 17years ago! i often get close to chocking with pills...What can I do to help?
LERD +/- Dysphagia: Exposure of vocal cords to acid & pepsin may result in inflammation of the cords (as with acid regurgitation) = lerd. Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, & higher risk of throat cancer. Strictures (narrowings of esophagus from scarring) & dysmotility may also cause your symptoms. Get checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1-7 days: If it was done through the wrist, (radial artery approach), you should be able to drive in 1 day. If done through the groin (femoral artery approach) you should wait about a week. If you have to stop suddenly in an emergency and really hit the brakes hard, you could pop the plug in the femoral artery and have a serious emergency. ...Read more
What do you advise if i had open heart surgery 5 mos. Ago to repair a myocardial bridgeelse having this problem after surgery?
Question unclear: I am not sure what you are asking. Can you give more details? ...Read more
I have a pituitary tumor and am having surgery soon to remove it. I've been having vision problems, can I expect my peripheral vision to get better?
Yes, and: It will at least not get worse and you should see some improvement with successful surgery. ...Read more
I have multiple fibroids and asked to have surgery without delay , should I go ahead with it? How long can I wait without surgery
Fibroids & Surgery: If you are symptomatic with the fibroids such as urinary frequency, pain, excessive or irregular bleeding, anemia or uterine size greater than a 3 month pregnancy then surgery is a consideration along with other treatment options. Discuss this with your MD and agree on a mutual acceptable plan of management. ...Read more
Check out your level: Please be sure to have your thyroid hormone levels checked again. Maybe they are off and affecting your sleep. Otherwise, i can't explain any other reason for the surgery to affect your sleep this far out afterwards. Even when your levels are "normal", if you continue to not feel right, find an endocrinologist who will work with you until you feel right. Sometimes a medication switch is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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