After Your Operation

What are symptoms of low calcium?


A few of our patients will get symptoms of low calcium after parathyroid surgery. If you do, you need to take more pills. Less than 1 in 20 of our patients gets these symptoms.

The symptoms of low calcium are:

  • Tingling around your mouth, lips, nose and cheeks.
  • Tingling in your fingertips.
  • Cramps in your hands/wrists.
  • Feeling like your body is vibrating.

This only lasts a few days and is treated by taking more calcium.

We have lots more on this topic in the Post-Op Instructions section of this app.