operation for complete thyroid removal plus lobes a week ago.

Is it normal to have a permanent headache afterwards? Its like a tight band around the back of my head. I never normally have headaches at all.

  • Hi Bigears

    Welcome to the Online Community here at Macmillan. I hope you find it a helpful place to access support and ask questions. My name is Vanessa and I am one of the information nurses.


    Here at the Macmillan Support Line, we can give general advice and support. We are independent from the NHS and don’t have access to medical records so can’t give personalised information.  

    In relation to your question, we always recommend with any new, ongoing or worsening symptom that you should get in touch with your Doctor, your hospital team or NHS 111 so that they can assess further and take any further actions which may be required.

    This is particularly important in your situation as you had your operation so recently.

    I hope you find this information helpful. You can also always call one of our nurses directly if you want to talk over your concerns or require any further support.



    Take care


    Vanessa G, Cancer Information Nurse Specialist 

    You can also speak with the Macmillan Support Line team of experts. Phone free on 0808 808 0000 (7 days a week, 8am-8pm) or send us an email. 

    Ref: VG/GMcR