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How long does it take to get over parathyroid surgery?

How long does it take to get over parathyroid surgery?

Most people take 1 to 2 weeks off to recover. You should not drive for at least a week. You are likely to note improvements in the symptoms you may have had from high calcium levels.

How is everyone is doing after parathyroidectomy?

I just had parathyroid surgery on 4/28/09 and I am thrilled with the results. The incision was not uncomfortable at all and I felt better before I even left the hospital.

When did I Have my parathyroid gland removed?

I had one parathyroid removed on Sept. 3, 2010. I had all of the pre-op lab tests, ekg, chest x-ray and Sestamibi Scan done before the surgery took place. My doctor knew exactly which parathyroid glad was the problem. The surgery was performed at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City by Dr. James Lee, Chief of Endocrinology Surgery.

Are there any surgeons who have done no parathyroid operations?

Unfortunately, about 1/4 of all surgery residents (surgeons in training) graduate and become board certified having done zero parathyroid operations. As you have read in other areas of this web site, the most variable anatomy in the entire human body is the anatomy of the parathyroid glands.

Is it normal to have seizures after parathyroid surgery?

I had parathyroid surgery 3 weeks ago. For the first night, I had 3 seizures and very little sleep. I had one seizure a few weeks before that. I am living with migraines everyday. The doctor does not believe the headaches or seizures are related to the parathyroid. An EEG showed nothing wrong-normal brain activity.

Do you have a scar after a parathyroidectomy?

This surgery leaves no visible scar since there is no incision on the outside of the neck. After a parathyroidectomy, you are likely to go home with some calcium supplements until the remaining normal parathyroid glands “wake up” and resume functioning.

How to feel 5 months after parathyroid surgery?

Guest over a year ago I had 3 1/2 of the parathyroids removed 6 months and at first everything was great went back to work the next day, lost 17 lbs, headaches bone pain and fatigue went away. 5 months after surgery I have started the same symptoms I had before and that you describe – Bone pain, fatigue, teeth ache and just don’t feel right.

Why are the parathyroid glands underactive after surgery?

Parathyroid glands regulate calcium levels in the blood. The calcium is necessary due to removal of the overactive gland and the remaining “sleepy” parathyroid glands. The remaining glands are usually underactive for a few days after surgery.

When to start massaging a parathyroid surgery scar?

Furthermore, massaging a parathyroid surgery scar can help alleviate tightness, and a patient can start to massage a scar as soon as two weeks after surgery. It may take up to a year for the scar to fully mature following parathyroid surgery. The scar is permanent, but eventually, it becomes soft, flat, and white.