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Discharge Instructions for Thyroidectomy

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A thyroidectomy is the removal of your thyroid gland. Removing the thyroid gland removes your body's source of thyroid hormone. So after the surgery, you will need to take thyroid hormone pills every day. This helps keep the level of thyroid hormone in your body steady. This sheet tells you more about how to care for yourself after surgery.

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