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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Nearly 100%: With radioguidance and intraoperative PTH monitoring the cure rates for parathyroidectomy are close to 100%, provided the surgery is for primary hyperthyroidism. In cases of secondary or tertiary hyperparathyroidism, 4 gland excision with reimplant in forearm is performed in case there is recurrent hyperparathyroidism. Pieces of remaining parathyroid tissue can then be removed from forearm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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