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What are the side effects of thyroid surgery?

The most common side effect of thyroid surgery is hypothyroidism where the thyroid does not produce enough thyroid hormone. After thyroid surgery most people will need to take thyroid medication daily to increase the levels of thyroid hormone to a normal range.

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