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Will I have to stay in the hospital overnight for parathyroid removal surgery?

Will I have to stay in the hospital overnight for parathyroid removal surgery?

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

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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?

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?

Hypocalcemia: Hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy is common. You might be on oral calcium supplements for a time, but the vast majority of parathyroids will start to work eventually. Long term hypocalcemia is rare after thyroidectomy. It usually just takes time. ...Read more

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What are the danger signs to look for after parathyroid removal surgery?

What are the danger signs to look for after parathyroid removal surgery?

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

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What are the side effects from a parathyroid removal surgery?

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

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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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How should I be feeling after parathyroid removal surgery. My heart rate is very fast??

How should I be feeling after parathyroid removal surgery. My heart rate is very fast??

Parathyroid surgery: It usually takes a week or two to feel really better after surgery.If you are still having symptoms after two weeks please go back and discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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When do you need to go to the hospital for parathyroid problems?

When do you need to go to the hospital for parathyroid problems?

Very rarely, except: Hi. Parathyroid problems break down to either primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) or hypoparathyroidism (HoPT) (secondary hyperpara is NOT a parathyroid problem, but is a physiologic response). PHPT only needs a hospital when you're in the operating room to have the parathy adenoma(s)/hyperplasia removed. HoPT may need ER for calcium treatment. See your endocrinologist! ...Read more

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What kind of scar does parathyroid surgery leave you with?

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

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General oral endotrachial anesthesia used for parathyroid surgery, what is this?

General oral endotrachial anesthesia used for parathyroid surgery, what is this?

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

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Fibrin glue in thyroid and parathyroid surgery: is under-flap suction still necessary?

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

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