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Any body know about thyroid gland removal side effects..?

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Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Hypothyroidism

If the whole thyroid gland is removed, then the person need to take thyroid hormone to replace the thyroid function.
Thyroid hormone is effective and very safe. Rarely, the operation can damage the nerve that controls the vocal cord. The parathyroid glands scan be damaged and cause a low blood calcium. This can be corrected with oral calcium. These are complications rather than side effects.

In brief: Hypothyroidism

If the whole thyroid gland is removed, then the person need to take thyroid hormone to replace the thyroid function.
Thyroid hormone is effective and very safe. Rarely, the operation can damage the nerve that controls the vocal cord. The parathyroid glands scan be damaged and cause a low blood calcium. This can be corrected with oral calcium. These are complications rather than side effects.
Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
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Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery

In brief: Risks

The risks of thyroid surgery include damage to the nerves that make your vocal cords move.
This can make your voice hoarse, give you difficulty swallowing and can even make it difficult to breathe. Other glands in your neck that control the calcium level in your blood, called parathyroid glands, can be damaged. This can lower your calcium levels and cause cramping and tingling sensations.

In brief: Risks

The risks of thyroid surgery include damage to the nerves that make your vocal cords move.
This can make your voice hoarse, give you difficulty swallowing and can even make it difficult to breathe. Other glands in your neck that control the calcium level in your blood, called parathyroid glands, can be damaged. This can lower your calcium levels and cause cramping and tingling sensations.
Dr. Steve Martinez
Dr. Steve Martinez
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