Signs of calcium lost after thyroid surgery?

Low calcium. Typical symptoms might include a numb or tingly feeling around the mouth or in the hands and feet, or muscle cramps. In severe cases carpal spasm can develop - see the picture here: http://www.Nejm.Org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmicm074227.
Lip tingling. The first symptom that your calcium levels may be low is tingling of the lips or fingertips. You need to seek medical attention immediately if this develops. There is no harm in taking some calcium supplements until you get seen, e.g. Tums, (calcium carbonate) citracal, etc.

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After thyroid surgery, the amount of calcium get decreased. What are the food need to include for getting this balanced?

Dairy products. If the calcium in your blood decreased after thyroid surgery this usually means there is damage or removal of the parathyroid glands. Tests should be done to confirm this. If this happened you may need to take a special form of vitamin d, calcitriol, and enough dairy products such as milk and/or calcium supplements to keep the blood calcium normal. Read more...
Should resolve. After thyroid surgery you can shock your Parathyroid glands which may cause a short period of hypocalcemia. This can be treated with calcium carbinate (tums) or dairy products like milk. The transient hypocalcemia should resolve once the parathyroid glands recover, UNLESS they were mistakenly removed. You should also get your calcium levels checked by a doctor. Read more...