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POST SURGERY

 

After the operation, patients may experience neck stiffness or a sore throat. This is due to having a tube in the trachea (windpipe) during surgery.

As the thyroid is near the larynx (voice box), they may also experience some hoarseness after operation but this will quickly improve.  If the recurrent laryngeal nerves have been bruised, the hoarseness will last longer, but will almost always recover spontaneously.

The scar heals quite quickly.  Although it is often fairly red and can be quite thick initially, over a period of several months it settles down and becomes paler and thinner.

After the operation, you may experience neck stiffness or a sore throat. This is due to having a tube in the trachea (windpipe) during surgery.

As the thyroid is near the larynx (voice box), they may also experience some hoarseness after operation but this will quickly improve.  If the recurrent laryngeal nerves have been bruised, the hoarseness will last longer, but will almost always recover spontaneously.

The scar heals quite quickly.  Although it is often fairly red and can be quite thick initially, over a period of several months it settles down and becomes paler and thinner.

Some patients who have surgery for Thyroid Cancer may need further treatment. This will be decided when the results of the specimens taken at operation have been fully analysed. 

In some cases this will involve treatment with radioactive iodine, under the care of one of our expert Consultant Oncologists, who will discuss the treatment fully before it starts. 

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