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How long after thyroid surgery does it take to return to a feeling of normalcy.?

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Thyroid Recovery

2 factors. 1) recovery from surgery.
Typically basic recovery from neck surgery is on the order of 5-10 days at which point surgical pain and initial wound healing complete. 2) if total thyroidectomy there will be a period of time needed to find a new balance to your thyroid replacement. In some cases thyroid replacement may be delayed until confirmation is made that all tissue was removed.

In brief: Thyroid Recovery

2 factors. 1) recovery from surgery.
Typically basic recovery from neck surgery is on the order of 5-10 days at which point surgical pain and initial wound healing complete. 2) if total thyroidectomy there will be a period of time needed to find a new balance to your thyroid replacement. In some cases thyroid replacement may be delayed until confirmation is made that all tissue was removed.
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on type

This is a question best addressed by your surgeon and endocrinologist as they will have the best information on the specifics of both your surgery and anticipated recovery.

In brief: Depends on type

This is a question best addressed by your surgeon and endocrinologist as they will have the best information on the specifics of both your surgery and anticipated recovery.
Dr. Edward Rhee
Dr. Edward Rhee
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Dr. Michael Wolfe
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Varies

Typically, ones feels better after several days, but stamina and feeling run down can last 2-3 weeks.
This can vary widely, but you should expect to get slowly better everyday with the occasional bad day mixed in. Good luck. And be patient.

In brief: Varies

Typically, ones feels better after several days, but stamina and feeling run down can last 2-3 weeks.
This can vary widely, but you should expect to get slowly better everyday with the occasional bad day mixed in. Good luck. And be patient.
Dr. Michael Wolfe
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