Hello and welcome to HCM
I would like like to know if total thyroidectomy
was accomapanied by removal of the parathyroids also.
Normally, in tatal thyroidectomies the parathyroid tissue is left behind to maintain the calcium levels in the body.
This calcium level is maintained by parathormone secreted by parathyroids present on the poterior aspect of the thyroids.
The supplements which you are receiving will maintain the calcium levels for a while, however, for long term maintanence synthetic parathormone has to be administerd in case parathyroids are removed or damaged irreversibly.
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