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Who should I talk to if I am having problems after gallbladder removal?

Who should I talk to if I am having problems after gallbladder removal?

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

Dr. Mark Loury
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Thyroid Surgery (Definition)

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


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How can I fix hypothyroidism after having my thyroid removed via surgery?

How can I fix hypothyroidism after having my thyroid removed via surgery?

Hormone replacement: After the thyroid is removed, you will need to take a thyroid pill to replace what the gland had been producing. As long as you take the right amount everyday, you can survive without your thyroid gland. ...Read more

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What can I expect after having my gallbladder operation?

Good recovery: Generally low risk low pain early discharge from hospital early return to work there can be complications, so be sure you review risks, benefits, and alternatives. ...Read more

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What to do if I have problems conceiving after having lletz procedure?

What to do if I have problems conceiving after having lletz procedure?

Seek help: Most of the time Lletz or Leep procedures will not affect your fertility. On occasion, they can damage the glands that produce cervical mucus and make conception harder. Intrauterine insemination may help this problem. ...Read more

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What can I expect when having gallbladder surgery?

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

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How can I go about starting weightlifting again after having surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome?

How can I go about starting weightlifting again after having surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome?

Physical therapy: I think the best route to go would be to work first with physical therapy on a routine to get you back into weight lifting. ...Read more

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What should I expect during recovery after thyroid surgery?

What should I expect during recovery after thyroid surgery?

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 more

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What can you expect after thyroid surgery?

What can you expect after thyroid surgery?

Thyroid surgery: Their are many potential complications from thyroid surgery, these issues are best discussed with the physician who is planning to perform the operation. ...Read more

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What can I expect after having a thyroidectomy and radioiodine treatment for ptu (propylthiouracil)?

What can I expect after having a thyroidectomy and radioiodine treatment for ptu (propylthiouracil)?

Hypothyroidism: Lifelong need for thyroid hormone replacement. Watch calcium and parathyroid function as well. Endocrinologist needs to monitor for recurrence of cancer (i presume that's why you had these procedures) ...Read more

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What to do if I have several surgeries after having a hysterectomy?

What to do if I have several surgeries after having a hysterectomy?

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

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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?

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 more

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How long do I have to wait before i can drive after having a heart stent fitted?

How long do I have to wait before i can drive after having a heart stent fitted?

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

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After getting surgery for hyperthyroidism, can I start trying to have kids?

After getting surgery for hyperthyroidism, can I start trying to have kids?

Fertility: Your fertility can be impacted by autoimmune disorders. Some causes of hyperthyroid are autoimmune in nature. It is okay to ask your doc about your thyroid disorder, your autoimmune status in regards to your thyroid. Okay to check in with a fertility specialist. ...Read more

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I have multiple fibroids and asked to have surgery without delay , should I go ahead with it? How long can I wait without surgery

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

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I can't sleep for 2 months after goiter surgery. What should I do to have normal sleep?

I can't sleep for 2 months after goiter surgery. What should I do to have normal sleep?

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 more

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When can I have sex with my wife after gallbladder removal surgery?

When can I have sex with my wife after gallbladder removal surgery?

Immediately: There should be no harm in sexual activity even immediately after a laparoscopic operation. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
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Thyroidectomy (Definition)

is the surgical removal ...Read more