There are a number of short-term side effects that people may experience after thyroid surgery. Most of these will be temporary, but some may persist. Common side effects beginning after surgery include:
Nausea and vomiting after thyroidectomy was the norm at one time, and people may be concerned if they talk with others who had this procedure in the past. Fortunately, the use of medications such as dexamethasone has greatly reduced the incidence of vomiting, and if nausea does develop, there are treatments that can alleviate your symptoms
After surgery, your voice may be hoarse or whispery, and it may feel tiring to talk. This is very common and expected during the first week or two after surgery. While around 1 percent of people may have damage to the nerves supplying the vocal cords, around 5 percent to 10 percent of people will have temporary symptoms due to irritation of the nerves during surgery or inflammation around the nerves afterward.
your doctor can prescribe calcium supplements to boost the calcium levels
this will usually be at the line of your collar and in one of your skin folds, making it less visible
Swallowing problems (dysphagia) are a common symptom after thyroid surgery, though they’re usually transient. Eating soft foods for the first few days can be helpful. Examples include foods with sauces or gravy, cooked vegetables, and casseroles.