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Side effects of thyroidectomy - any possible bad things?

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Dr. Scott Lippe
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Thyroidectomy

This would not be done unless absolutely necessary.
Any surgery can have complications such as infection swelling etc. Later complications can come from scarring and the need for thyroid medication for the rest of your life - you could not be without it ever! review with the surgeon or at least get a second opinion if you are not sure!

In brief: Thyroidectomy

This would not be done unless absolutely necessary.
Any surgery can have complications such as infection swelling etc. Later complications can come from scarring and the need for thyroid medication for the rest of your life - you could not be without it ever! review with the surgeon or at least get a second opinion if you are not sure!
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Dr. Andy Chung
There are some inherent risks to thyroid surgery. They may include injury to the superior or recurrent laryngeal nerves which may lead to hoarseness or difficulty breathing. Hypocalcemia due to injury of the parathyroid glands. Hypothyroidism if all functioning thyroid tissue is removed. You should visit with a surgeon with clinical expertise in thyroid surgery for a thorough consultation prior to undergoing surgery.
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