A total thyroidectomy
is an operation that involves the surgical removal of all of the thyroid gland.
The most common complication after total or near-total thyroidectomy is hypocalcemia
which is secondary to hypoparathyroidism
.Although In many cases, this complication is asymptomatic,but when symptoms develop, however, they can range from mild paresthesias to painful tetany and sometimes even life-threatening complications like laryngeal spasm or arrythmias.
Sometimes symptomatic hypocalcemia can also result in prolonged hospitalization after thyroidectomy.
Keep continuing taking calcium supplements
and have regular monitoring of serum calcium levels.