Patient Comments: Parathyroidectomy - Complications


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Comment from: Mysian, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 03

I had parathyroidectomy 3 weeks ago, but it was the wrong gland. Calcium and PTH levels are still high. I have multinodular goiter as well. It is still swollen and hard at the area near the surgery scar. Otherwise my scar has healed.

Comment from: Anne C. , 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 27

I had one parathyroid gland removed (parathyroidectomy) in 2010 after months of abnormal blood work and overwhelming fatigue. No problems, and fatigue was resolved. I have osteopenia which I am having following the surgery, and am working at exercising, and taking vitamin D supplements. Sorry to hear of these others complications but my surgery made life better.

Comment from: Rubelina, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 30

I have subclinical thyroid problems, it seems for most of my adult life. The removal of 3.5 of my parathyroid glands (parathyroidectomy) in a 2.5 hour operation about 7 weeks ago seems to have traumatized my thyroid. It is the end of August in NYC and my temperatures are often 96 degrees. My doctor just prescribed Synthroid which thins my bones. Sorry I did this. For weeks now, I feel worse than ever.

Comment from: Brenka, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 20

After parathyroidectomy I became dizzy and suffered severe vertigo nonstop for more than 9 months. After that it slowly started to get better but it took about 2 years. It nearly ruined my life. Also I had low calcium even though I took many calcium tablets per day, I had very low PTH levels too. Muscle spasms, nerve tingles and headaches and migraines persist even 4 years later.

Comment from: john, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 03

I had parathyroidectomy done on December 6, 2017 and I still have no voice.

Comment from: OfCourse, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 30

Seven weeks post parathyroidectomy I still have to take calcium about every 3 hours to keep from having muscle spasms or numbness in my feet, legs, hands, and face. Leg pain wakes me up in the middle of the night, and I have to get up to take calcium. My throat is still swollen, and I feel as if someone is pushing in on my larynx. I expected to feel great by now, with more energy. I don't. So far the only improvement I feel is much less GERD and fewer cramps in the muscles in my back.


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