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.