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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 more
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 more
Can side effects like swelling of glands, swallowing problems and numbness of throat and neck last for years. After having surgeries like dissectio.
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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?
What are the long term effects of hyper parathyroid problems. Had surgery so blood now normall. But had condition for a long time.
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
Separate problem: The glue is used to help seal the surgical sites. The suction drain is to collect any post surgical fluids and prevent accumulation. The drains usually are removed in a few days. Okay to ask your surgeon. ...Read more
I just had parathyroid surgery to remove one gland with adenoma. Dr. couldn't find it. I was in surgery 2 hours. Live near Aurora, IL. New dr.?
Yes: It would be better to consult a surgeon at the nearest medical school. ...Read more
Nephrologists commonly diagnose parathyroid hormone (PTH) elevation. This is commonly due to chronic kidney disease and can be managed with special forms of vitamin d.
Pth adenomas, or tumors are different and can be managed with sensipar (a daily oral medication) or may require surgery by an ENT or head and neck surgeon. ...Read more
I have parathyroid&osteopenia, my dr said "there's no surgery now we currently just watch it" (Ca:10mg/dl) how can I avoid myself from osteoporosis?
The details you mention seem to be missing something.
Calcium at 10 mg is OK.
At age 38, there is no apparent reason to think you have osteoporosis.
Surgery is not an issue - please have your doctor tell you all the information and explain if abnormal values (unlikely) suggest something is wrong. ...Read more
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?
It's a waiting game: I agree that permanent profound hypoparathyroidism is rare. It would be nice to know if you have any detectable parathyroid hormone. If you do, then your prognosis is better. Often your body will reset its low point. You would still be on calcium supplementation and possibly calcitriol, but at lower doses. You will tolerate lower levels with less side effects. Hang in there. ...Read more
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