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Suture Used For Total Thyroidectomy
Had a succesful total thyroidectomy last week, and i let my brother clean the incision, he is a nurse, he used iodine, is it harmful?
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
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?
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
Thyroidectomy diet: "there are no uniform general dietary restrictions for patients who have had thyroid surgery, however your surgeon may ask you to temporarily institute a low iodine diet if you need to receive radio-iodine treatment for cancer after thyroidectomy." http://www.Utsouthwestern.Edu/utsw/cda/dept48055/files/317737.Html. ...Read more
A routine surgery...: Will aim to remove all thyroid tissue. This is done sometimes for goiter, thyroiditis, or cancer. There is typically a single, midline neck incision that is used for removal of the organ. Afterwards you may receive radioactive iodine to kill any cells that might have been missed. You will need thyroid replacement on a daily basis after the surgery for the rest of your life. ...Read more
Total thyroidectomy 10 years ago. numbers stable. last four months low numbers. levo increased from 50mcg to 88 to 150 to 175. why am I not absobing?
This is common: The reason that it is important to continue checking thyroid function regularly for the remainder of life after thyroidectomy is because the requirements for thyroid hormone replacement can change at any time without any identifiable cause. It is not unusual for a person to require high doses of thyroid replacement following total thyroidectomy. There is no reason for concern about absorption. ...Read more
I have gained over 10lbs since my total thyroidectomy 4 months ago and i eat a lot. Is this normal to gain the weight?
Not usually: First of all, it is important to return to your endocrinologist or internist to have your thyroid levels checked. It is possible that you are not taking enough thyroid medication. It would also depend on the reason for having the total thyroidectomy. If is was for an overactive thyroid, your metabolism might have been "revved up" before surgery and now, if normal, you could gain weight easily. ...Read more
Yes: General anesthesia can make some patients very sick with nausea or even vomitting. Thyroidectomy can also cause neck pain and general anesthesia can cause a sore throat due to intubation! subtotal thyroidectomy can lead to hypothyroidism with symptoms of lethargy, weakness, cold intolerance and weight gain. ...Read more
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