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Can Parathyroids grow back?

Can Parathyroids grow back?

The Parathyroid Tumor Will Grow Anywhere! That is what can happen if a surgeon breaks a parathyroid tumor before it is removed from the patient’s neck. These patients can get tumors growing in any area of the neck that was opened during the first operation.

What are the long term consequences of hyperparathyroidism?

Complications of hyperparathyroidism are mainly related to the long-term effect of too little calcium in your bones and too much calcium in your bloodstream. Common complications include: Osteoporosis. The loss of calcium often results in weak, brittle bones that fracture easily (osteoporosis).

When did I Have my parathyroid glands removed?

I had Parathyroid surgery two years ago. Prior to the surgery I suffered from the all the usual suspects including bone pain, chronic fatigue, headaches, achy body, weight loss etc. They removed 3 of my parathyroid glands and the surgery and recovery went well.

Can a parathyroidectomy cause you to gain weight?

Prior to the surgery I suffered from the all the usual suspects including bone pain, chronic fatigue, headaches, achy body, weight loss etc. They removed 3 of my parathyroid glands and the surgery and recovery went well. However, one week after surgery I started gaining weight.

Do you have to have a transoral parathyroidectomy?

Problems affecting the parathyroid glands can cause an imbalance of calcium and require removal of one or more of the glands. Traditional parathyroidectomy involves a small incision in the front of the neck; however, newer transoral (through the mouth) procedures leave no visible scar and may be an option.

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 did the parathyroid surgery go for me?

I had a parathyroid surgery this year, thanks to the surgeon it went very well. I have been very weak and have had my fair share of mood swings, since the surgery. The incision was done professionally on the crease of the neck, and is healing slowly.

Prior to the surgery I suffered from the all the usual suspects including bone pain, chronic fatigue, headaches, achy body, weight loss etc. They removed 3 of my parathyroid glands and the surgery and recovery went well. However, one week after surgery I started gaining weight.

How old was Kathy when she had parathyroid surgery?

My wife Kathy is 52 years old and has had two previous surgeries to remove parathyroids. Both were performed by general surgeons who do ‘some’ parathyroid operations but also do regular general surgery (breast surgery, hernias and the like). The second procedure was done at the Mayo Clinic, but it too was unsuccessful.

When did Dr Norman start developing parathyroid surgery?

About 23 years ago when Dr Norman was first developing mini-parathyroid surgery he was of the opinion that a very good quality sestamibi scan (like this) showing a single parathyroid tumor would allow for a one-side (unilateral) parathyroid operation.