Anybody here had a thyroid ectomy?
August 31, 2009 7:17am CST
It was benign, but i feel totally crummy. It was 5 days ago and i still have a severe sore throat and a low fever with some throat congestion. Anybody else go thru this?
1 Sep 09
I had the procedure late July last year. I don't remember having fever, but I did experience something painful in the throat area but I believe that's because of the thyroid that was taken out. You'll be fine. Just rest up and don't move around. Follow what your doctors tell ya. Goodluck and get well.
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2 Sep 09
Thankyou, everyone, for your responses. I am feeling better. Especially since I know now that there were no cancer cells whatsoever. I'm sure I will continue to improve.I hate going through these procedures, but I guess knowing I am cancer free is worth it.
31 Aug 09
I had the operation several years ago without all the effects you have mentioned.Yes my throat was sore and i had an awkward feeling when i moved my face but my thyroid tumor was benign and that probably was the reason i didn't feel many after effects especially there was no fever.
31 Aug 09
Thyroidectomy is a surgical procedure in which all or part of the thyroid gland is removed. The thyroid gland is located in the forward part of the neck (anterior) just under the skin and in front of the Adam's apple. My friends mother has gone through it and now she is fine. The risks of surgery are minimal, but might include: * Blood loss * Infection In addition, an occasional patient might have transient hoarseness, but this is rarely permanent. If there is thyroid cancer, you might require additional therapy. During surgery you will be given a general anesthesia to relax your muscles, prevent pain, and make you fall asleep. An incision (cut) is made along a crease in the base of your neck. Your surgeon might remove part of the thyroid (lobectomy), most of the gland (subtotal), or all of the gland (total thyroidectomy).