Re: Partial Thyroidectomy on 7/12 very sore and turning yellow
It is perfectly normal for the skin around a surgical incision to turn yellow several days out as the bruising changes color. No worries there. The remaining lobe of the thyroid should take over the function of producing hormones, but this can take a little while and your Dr. will no doubt want to check your thyroid levels periodically to make sure it is doing that. If not, supplemental thryoid can be given.