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What can you expect after thyroid surgery?

What can you expect after thyroid surgery?

Thyroid surgery: Their are many potential complications from thyroid surgery, these issues are best discussed with the physician who is planning to perform the operation. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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What can I expect after kidney removal surgery?

What can I expect after kidney removal surgery?

See below: After removal of one kidney, the other kidney manages to continue working at roughly half the total rate, and over time if it was healthy to begin with may take over extra 15-20% function. ...Read more

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What should I expect during recovery after thyroid surgery?

What should I expect during recovery after thyroid surgery?

Usual course: Typically people have some stiffness and soreness in the neck for the first week or two. Sometimes swallowing can be difficult (especially liquids) and the voice can be hoarse for the first month (about 10% of people). Energy levels can fluctuate because of the surgery, as well as, thyroid hormone levels changing. Other specific issues can be addressed by your surgeon. ...Read more

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What can I expect from a parathyroid removal surgery?

What can I expect from a parathyroid removal surgery?

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

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Adrenal gland removal, what can I expect during and after the procedure?

Adrenal gland removal, what can I expect during and after the procedure?

See below: These are done laparoscopically or robotically now. Most patients are in over night (depending on indication). Scars are similar to gallbladder surgery in size. Most people take pain pills for about a week or less. U can be on light duty in 2 wks. ...Read more

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What to eat after gallbladder removal surgery?

What to eat after gallbladder removal surgery?

Healthy: Though many patients don't have much problem with their usual diet after gb surgery, many found themselves intolerant of certain foods (fried, rich food...), with varying symptoms (bloating, loose bm, flatulence...). Take the opportunity to adopt a more healthy dietary selection. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after surgery to for pituitary adenoma?

What is the recovery time after surgery to for pituitary adenoma?

It depends?: In most cases, no. Patients often report immediate relief from symptoms after transphenoidal hypophysectomy and little pain. Some leave the hospital the same day. This all depend on the surgery, possible complicatios. ...Read more

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What to expect for gallbladder removal?

What to expect for gallbladder removal?

Surgery these days: Is laparoscopic, so you should have little pain. You should take off from work for a few days, depending on how physical your work is, up to a week. You might get some intermittent food related pain for few weeks, up to two months. But after that you should be near 100% normal. More importantly, you will get no further gallstone attacks. ...Read more

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What to expect after a radical hysterectomy?

What to expect after a radical hysterectomy?

Great question: Uptodate has some information: http://www.Uptodate.Com/contents/radical-hysterectomy#patient_information you should have a conversation with your gynecologic oncologist. It depends if you mean right after surgery or long term. Many patients go on to have normal lives after radical hysterectomy without side effects, but it is a major surgery with a higher risk of complication. ...Read more

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What is recovery time after surgery to remove a dermoid cyst?

What is recovery time after surgery to remove a dermoid cyst?

Varies: If the removal is done by laparoscopy then recovery would usually be one or two "down days", but if laparotomy (a larger incision on the abdomen) is performed then expect to not feel great for about a week or two. ...Read more

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After scheduled surgery to remove gallbladder laparoscopically will i know i was intubated? What will recovery be like?

After scheduled surgery to remove gallbladder laparoscopically will i know i was intubated? What will recovery be like?

Laparoscopic : Surgery usually requires general endotracheal anesthsia. You will not have any memory of the intubation itself, because the anesthesiologist will give you IV medicine that prevents recalling the event. Barring any complications or unusual findings at surgery, you should be able to go home same or next day and resume normal activity in one week. Ask your surgeon for specific details. ...Read more

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What can I expect from plica removal surgery?

What can I expect from plica removal surgery?

Plica surgery: I have been scoping knees for 27 years and have probably done over 3000. I have yet to do one for a plica. I would not be overly optimistic that your knee is going to be better from only excision of a plica. ...Read more

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How to cure mucous after a gallbladder removal surgery?

Need site of mucous: The intestinal system normally secretes mucous. It can be thought of as a self lubricating process. It usually is not connected to gall bladder removal. ...Read more

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How soon after enucleation surgery can I return to normal activity?

How soon after enucleation surgery can I return to normal activity?

2-3 days later: If the wound is healing well generally there are no restrictions other then to prevent contamination. ...Read more

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How can I regenarate my thyroid gland to work&stop medication after i had surgery to remove it once&then had an iodine treatment to remove it fully ?

You can't: There is no way to regrow a thyroid once it has been removed and any remnants killed off with the radioactive iodine treatment. Sorry. Please do keep taking your thyroid hormones tablets. ...Read more

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How long after ovary removal surgery before your able to have sex?

How long after ovary removal surgery before your able to have sex?

Depends on surgery: This is a question you will need to ask your surgeon as it depends on the type of surgery and surgical techniques used in your unique situation. By 4-6 weeks it should be fine but if a minimally invasive technique was used your surgeon may clear you sooner. ...Read more

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May i know the home treatment after the varicocelectomy surgery. ?

Scrotal support: I assume you mean post-op instructions. That would include scrotal support, pain medication/NSAIDs as needed, and gradually resuming activities as tolerated. May usually shower the day after surgery. Expect some "swelling" of your testicle for up to several weeks...... ...Read more

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What should I expect with arthroscopic knee surgery from anesthesia to recovery?

What should I expect with arthroscopic knee surgery from anesthesia to recovery?

Expectations: A good general overview of a knee scope can be found here: http://orthoinfo.Aaos.Org/topic.Cfm?Topic=a00299. ...Read more

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Having ACL surgery tomorrow. How long is the recovery? When will I be able to play soccer? What to expect after surgery?

Having ACL surgery tomorrow. How long is the recovery? When will I be able to play soccer? What to expect after surgery?

Varies: It varies somewhat, based in part on the specifics of the graft and also surgeons preference. Most can resume rehn early with goal of returning to sports by 12 weeks. ...Read more

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