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Burn From Bovie During Thyroidectomy
I am 2 weeks post total thyroidectomy. My scar is now burning and feels tender. I's that normal? No signs of infection
Likely nerves: This is likely due to the recovery of sensory cutaneous nerves from the cervical plexus that may have been compressed or injured during he incision. For the most part these will recover with very little sequelae. Hypersenstitivuty is common in any early wound. Please discuss with your surgeon as other causes could be responsible such as suture sensitivity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My R RLN was cauterized 2 sonometers during Thyroidectomy. My voice is gone. What is the likelihood of a RLN healing from cauterization?
Unknown: If you mean that your recurrent laryngeal nerve was injured via heat cauterization there is a chance for recovery but it can take 6 months. Furthermore with time and voice therapy or vocal cord injection or thyroplasty you can still have a good voice as long as both nerves weren't injured ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
During my Thyroidectomy, my R recurrent laryngeal nerve was cauterized, but not transected. Is it more likely to heal or be permanently injured?
How soon after a 7 day course of provera can a total thyroidectomy be performed? Can the surgery be done soon before or during the provra treatment?
Anytime: Hi. There is no relationship between when you take Provera and have a thyroidectomy. Since the generally accepted indication for total thyroidectomy is thyroid cancer or a strong suspicion of it, keep track of your priorities. The anesthesiologist and the surgeon will go over what meds you're taking, but they will NOT be concerned about medroxyprogesterone. Good luck! ...Read more
1cm cancer found after total thyroidectomy last May. New PET shows no cancer BUT-TSH was .02 w/ 100mcg Levothyroxine during test. Results accurate?
Common: In this day & age where people are getting imaging studies more frequently, "incidental" thyroid nodules are found more easily, leading to more biopsy and more surgery. Approx 50, 000 new thyroid cancer cases are expected in 2011 resulting in approx 2000 deaths. The decision to proceed with surgery depends on discussion between you and your treating physicians (surgeon, pcp & endocrinologist). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A long time!: Great question! after thyroidectomy levels may take 2-6 weeks to fall enough to notice. Since you listed Propranolol as a medication i'm guessing you had your thyroid removed because it was overactive. In that case your levels might be high for a while. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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