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Recovery Time After Thyroidectomy
Normally a few days: For routine thyroid surgery, such as for graves disease or a benign nodule, surgery can be done on an outpatient basis and recovery is fairly fast. Hormone replacement begins immediately. For cancer surgery, the procedure may be more extensive and recovery may be longer. If there are complications, such as low blood calcium, or a hoarse voice, then other outpatient treatments will be needed. ...Read more
1 week or so: Most of my patients are back to work in ~1 week, using narcotic pain meds for only 3-4 days on average. Full activity can be resumed in 2 weeks. Roughly 15% of people will require thyroid supplementation after partial thyroidectomy. Although there is plenty of debate, i recommend thyroid lobectomy over subtotal thyroidectomy for reasons i don't have room to discuss. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anorexia relapse…how do I cope with weight gain after a thyroidectomy? Starvation and excessive exercise isn't what I want anymore. Recovery main goal
So glad to: hear that you are free of the desire for starving yourself or doing excessive exercise. See your doc for monitoring and then a mental health professional who specializes in eating disorders. Your doc will help you to regulate your thyroid meds for you to feel better, including your mood. Peace and good health. Balance in all things. ...Read more
Had thyroidectomy 30 years ago, gained 40 lbs at that time, now obese; levels were never stabilized. Any suggestions?
Endocrinologist: With the proper dose of thyroid replacement your levels and symptoms should be allright. An endocrinologist or thyroidologist is best qualified to treat you and follow you. ...Read more
I'm having a thyroidectomy on the 30th and a hysterectomy approximately 3 weeks later, is this enough time in between surgeries?
In 2010 I had a total thyroidectomy & it was cancerous since then I have had 3 bouts of nuclear rad, last test was clear what is time frame for return?
I had a partial thyroidectomy 5 months ago and started having an orange tongue after. I also have indigestion all the time. What could be happening?
Past 4 weeks feel like not getting enough air in at times, heart palp, low energy, tired alot, dermatographia, full thyroidectomy on 5/31 cause?
Firm, non-tender, crescent-shaped lump above total thyroidectomy scar three weeks post-op. Would massage be of benefit, or should I give it time?
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