A few of our patients will get symptoms of low calcium. 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.
Far too many of our patients worry about low calcium. It is usually a good thing, not a bad thing. It only happens in about 5% of our patients, and when it does it lasts about 2 days on average and is simply treated by taking some extra calcium pills. People read horror stories on Facebook and online–but those patients weren’t operated on here.
There is a lot more information on low calcium in the Post-Op Instructions section of this app, so click here if you want to know more.