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    Old 08-06-2009, 03:07 AM   #1
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    Swallowing problem after thyroid removed

    My mother had her thyroid removed about 6 weeks ago. Since then she has complained off and on about how there feels like there's something stuck in her throat when she swallows. She saw her surgeon and endocrinologist weeks ago for a checkup but didn't mention the swallowing problem. I suggested to her that she should call the surgeon and ask him about it since he does a lot of thyroid surgeries.

    Is this common after having the thyroid removed? I think she's worried that something went wrong. Her throat was very sore for about a week after surgery. The nurse told her that was from the metal tube they put in her throat. I've had tubes in my throat but the soreness always went away after about 3 days.

    I'm wondering if this could be acid reflux. She had acid reflux symptoms prior to the surgery and she has them more now.

    Any opinions?

     
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    Old 08-10-2009, 04:11 AM   #2
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    Re: Swallowing problem after thyroid removed

    You mean to tell me that no one here has experienced this problem before? Come on, someone must know something about it.

    An update: my mother did call the surgeon and he said it could be scar tissue. He wants to take a look and she has an appointment set for three weeks from now.

    It would be nice to hear other people's experiences though.

     
    Old 08-10-2009, 06:30 AM   #3
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    Re: Swallowing problem after thyroid removed

    I didn't have that issue, but if you go thru. old posts you will definitely find this. If she is choking when eating, there is a thickener you can get at the pharmacy to help her have liquids.

    Everyone heals differently, could be this will get better over time. Good thing her surgeon is looking into it.

     
    Old 08-10-2009, 07:40 AM   #4
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    Re: Swallowing problem after thyroid removed

    Mej1,

    Maybe this will help you. I have been on this board over 3 years and most complaints after a tt have been.....stiff neck, hoarseness of voice, problem with scar, hematoma at scar line, low calcium. Maybe someone will come forward who had this problem.

    I would definately stay on her Doctors if this does not resolve and make sure they do not blow her off. I do not think it is reflux. She could have a hematoma in her throat, abcess or scarring. She may just be swollen. Make them check her out thoroughly. They may have to go back in and take a look.......

    Terrible for her.

    Good luck....Oleander

     
    Old 08-10-2009, 08:33 AM   #5
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    Re: Swallowing problem after thyroid removed

    even though my surgery was about 10 days ago,i do have problems swallowing and it all centers around my scar area. it seems when anything gets to that point,it kinda just stops. once or twice i felt like i was choking but then it passed as soon as whatever was in my throat passed.i also have trouble when i yawn or take a deep breath ,it seems to catch in my throat right around my incision.if this goes on ,i will talk to my surgeon about it but for now i will let it go,since surgery was so recent.i was told the scar will take months to heal. i am willing to wait that long but not too long. if your mom is really upset about this,take her back to the dr. it will give her piece of mind.

     
    Old 09-23-2009, 05:35 PM   #6
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    Re: Swallowing problem after thyroid removed

    I had the surgery on Friday(so a couple of days ago) and swelling the day after, they had to go back in and drain it for a hemtoma like a cup of old blood sorry TMI and so instead of an over night stay it was more like two nights. now it's starting to swell a little all over again. I have an appt next week with my Endo and surgeon. I will address it then

     
    Old 09-30-2009, 04:19 AM   #7
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    Re: Swallowing problem after thyroid removed

    I had my thyroid removed in March. I'm on my 7th month of healing and my throat still feels a bit tight like something is stuck in it. But it feels a lot better as the months pass. My scar is nearly gone but my throat has never felt the same. Everything gets better with time, hopefully it will feel completely normal one day.

     
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