Top 20 Doctor insights on: What are the side effects from a parathyroid removal surgery
Usually none.: Usually, removing a single parathyroid gland/tumor is straightforward and complications are rare. It is common, however to have a deficiency of vitamin d while hyperparathyroid, and this will need to be corrected after the surgery. Infrequent complications could include hoarseness, permanent low calcium and parathyroid levels, or hypothyroidism, in the rare case where the thyroid is taken out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happen during decompression surgery in your neck? Are there any side effects to a lidoderm patch?
Neck Decompression: You probably have herniated discs that are causing impingement of your nerves what they are planning to do is remove the disc that is causing the impingement. Lidoderm patches side effects are minimal unless you are allergic to the Lidocaine or to the adhesive beware you can not used them for more than 12 hours. Clean the area rest for 1 hour and then you can reapply another patch ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can side effects like swelling of glands, swallowing problems and numbness of throat and neck last for years. After having surgeries like dissectio.
See below: Any surgery in the neck can disrupt the delicate connection of nerves to that area. This in turn can cause problems with swallowing, speaking or phonation (what voice sounds like) as well as numbness. The interruption of drainage channels can also cause swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You need to clarify: Are you asking what to expect in terms of the recovery period or pain associated with surgery? Or are you asking how you will feel differently after surgery. Unless there is reason to suspect that you have men you should only have one gland removed and then the iopth level will confirm that you are cured. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tingling on fingers: Most parathyroid surgeries are performed to removed a parathyroid adenoma, a benign tumor affecting one of the four parathyroid glands. The serum calcium is usually elevated preoperatively and returns to normal quickly after surgery. Sometimes it falls below the normal level causing temporary tingling in the hands and around lips. Oral calcium usually controls these symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: This is changing. Some surgeons do have most of their patients spend the night in the hospital; others allow most people to go home a few hours after their surgery. Some things that may affect this include whether tests have shown the exact location of the parathyroid tumor, a patient's overall health, and how far they live from the hospital. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Fast heart rate: A heart rate over 100 is tachycardia. It can be seen in cases of pain or fever. Tachycardia is usually NOT a side effect of parathyroid surgery. You may have so, etching else going on. If it persists, you should se your surgeon. Otherwise, expect to start feeling better after your surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None if 1 is taken.: If an abnormal parathyroid gland is removed there should be no side effects, if one normal gland is removed during thyroid surgery there also should be no side effects. If all 4 normal glands are removed a very low blood calcium will occur causing tingling and cramps and rarely seizures. This can be treated. ...Read more
Osteoporosis: If an adenoma on the gland develops (usually only in one of the four), there is excess absorption and mobilization of calcium, which can result in enough loss of bone to risk fragility. If there is inadequate hormone, the opposite happens and low blood calcium can result in muscle contraction issues. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have swelling across body and have gain 4kg weight in last 4 days post parathyroid surgery under general ansthesia is this common side effect?
High: Assuming one parathyroid adenoma in the setting of primary hyperparathyroidism (one gland disease), the surgical cure rate can be as high as 95%. One gland disease is usually found in younger patients so younger patients will typically have a higher surgical success than older patients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Depends on how it is being done, minimal incision or full neck incision. Depends on if it is for only one parathyroid gland, or if all four glands are being evaluated at surgery. Low risk of nerve damage to the vocal cord, low risk of infection, low risk of bleeding and swelling after surgery. Low risk of not being able to locate the offending gland at surgery requiring another surgery later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A small one.: Typically, an incision for parathyroid (or most thyroid) surgery is about 3" long and follows a slightly curved skin crease just above the collarbones. In most cases, it will heal to about pencil line thickness and be noticeable only to someone looking closely at your neck, although it may be quite noticeable in the first few months. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
General oral...: General endo tracheal anesthesia is the most common general anesthesia given and most common for parathyroid surgery. Some docs prefer LMA which is described as a lighter alternative but uses all of the same drugs and gases. The difference is the tube. The former is placed between the vocal cords and a cuff is inflated. The latter rests on top of your voice box. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type and level of pain can I expect after my parathyroid surgery and how long does recovery take?
25 year old very sick female. Parathyroid tested to see if it was hyper- level is hypo. Never had surgery, what else could cause hypo parathyroid?
Blood calcium?: Hi. I understand your PTH is low. But what's your blood calcium? If your blood calcium is high and your PTH is low, we call that "suppressed"...HUGE difference between hypoparathyroidism and suppressed PTH! If your blood calcium is HIGH, that explains why you're sick. If so, get yourself to a good endocrinologist ASAP! If your calcium is LOW & your PTH is low, that's hypoparathyroidism. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very quickly: Any of these symptoms that are truly from the hyperparathyroidism typically go away within hours to days. You may wake up frim surgery with some symptoms completely gone. However, there can be many other reasons for these symptoms, and it is impossible to predict beforehand with any certainty which ones will go away after surgical removal of the problem gland (s). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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