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Calcium Levels After Thyroidectomy
I have low PTH and low vitamin D even when on vitamin D supps (thyroidectomy in 2 weeks) but normal calcium levels. What causes the low Pth?
After complete thyroidectomy my hands started feeling numb when i am asleep and in the mornings. Calcium level is normal in blood. Do i need to worry.
I am 10 days post total thyroidectomy. Back to work doing manual labor, will i need more calcium than the 2, twice a day I am already taking?
This may be temporar: The parathyroid glands (there's usually 4 of them) are near, or embedded in, the thyroid. After a thyroidectomy, some of the parathyroids may be removed or affected by local swelling. As long as there is a functional parathyroid gland left, it should recover, make parathyroid hormone and properly regulate your calcium, but in the short run, you may need to take some supplemental calcium. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If after 5 weeks of a total thyroidectomy your pth is low a 3 and i been taking 9 calcium 3 vit D3 does this mean there gone or not going to work?
Wait more: 5 weeks is still early so watchful waiting is the way to go. If the parathyroid is truly a problem, you should take Calcitriol (active vitamin d) to decrease the amount of calcium you need to take in a day. Pth is needed for the complete conversion of vit d3 to active vitamin d and hence calcium absorption. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had total thyroidectomy 5 weeks ago and i take 9 calcium 3 vit D3 aday . What does it mean if tour pth is low or a 3. Does it mean three gone or wor?
Hypoparathyroidism: This is one of the complications of surgery. The parathyroid glands help to control calcium levels. Low PTH causes calcium to lower in the blood. This can be dangerous if too low. It can take a long time to recover. In my experience, it seems that a patients body will adjust to the lower calcium and you will not always have to take as much supplementation, but you may need high doses until. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a total thyroidectomy 2 weeks ago and after the surgery, my calcium dropped to 7.4. I was in the hospital for 3 extra days. My calcium is now 7.1 and parathyroids have gone. Your thoughts?
Hypocalcemia: Hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy is common. You might be on oral calcium supplements for a time, but the vast majority of parathyroids will start to work eventually. Long term hypocalcemia is rare after thyroidectomy. It usually just takes time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
4weeks ago had total thyroidectomy taking 9 calcium and 3 vit D3 aday endocrinologist says parathyroids not producing nothing. Have hashi and hypo?
Thyroidectomy: If they did a complete thyroidectomy, your thyroid levels should be low; you should become hypothyroid and need to be on levothyroxine. However, sometimes surgeons do not do a complete thyroidectomy, depending on why the surgery was done. If they did a non-complete resection, but then the thyroid gland is not normal (eg. Hashimoto's), then you may get hypo even though there is tissue left behind ...Read more
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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