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How much pain will I have after parathyroid surgery?

Most patients tolerate the pain after parathyroid surgery fairly well. For some only an acetaminophen or Ibuprofen will suffice. All patients will be given a prescription for a narcotic pain medication (Vicodin, Percocet, Oxycodone etc) to use for breakthrough pain. Most will feel better in a few short days. If the pain has worsened, or is associated with redness or swelling around the scar, please contact your surgeon promptly.
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