Partial Thyroidectomy on 7/12 very sore and turning yellow
Although my thyroid was functioning completely normal I had the right lobe removed because of a 3.3cm mostly solid nodule with hurthle cells my frozen path came back good now im just waiting for the final path. My recovery seems to be normal im very tired, lightheaded at times its sore but nothing tylenol or advil cant help but today the area around the steri strips is turning yellow im assuming its just bruising but i wasnt sure if it would be bruising so many days after surgery Is it normal for it to be turning yellow. I felt pretty good yesterday but today not so good I wasnt expecting the first 48 hours to be as rough as they were and I love my surgeon but he was a lil crazy telling me i could go back to work after only 4 days. If someone can just let me know if the yellowing of the skin around the steri strips is ok i would greatly appreciate it. Also does the remaining side of the thyroid automatically pick up the slack or does it take some time to adjust to the extra work load
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.