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RECOMENDACIONES DE CUIDADOS AL ALTA

THYROIDECTOMY

  • From the moment of discharge you must remain at home rest for the first three days after surgery, and avoid physical exertion such as lifting weights.
  • You may not drive any kind of vehicle or use dangerous machinery until 72 hours after surgery.
  • You may not drive any kind of vehicle or use dangerous machinery until 72 hours after surgery. You can not drink alcoholic beverages until after the first three days. The diet will be soft and in moderate quantity for the first 24 hours.
  • You may stain the dressing or bandage with some blood on the first day and more lightly a few days later.
  • You may have some discomfort or slight pain that will subside with the indicated pain relievers.
  • Avoid constipation; if necessary you may use a mild laxative for a few days.
  • May have some mild discomfort or pain which will subside with painkillers as indicated.
  • You should contact your doctor or go to the ER in case of muscle cramps, shortness of breath, significant swelling or bleeding from the wound, as well as in case of very severe pain that does not subside with the recommended painkillers or fever above 38°.