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when do you recommend surgery on thyroid

A 70-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
No second FNA: There is a 15% chance of malignancy with a flus lesion so talk to your endocrinologist.

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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe.: You should consider ablation with radioactive iodine. Safe . Cheap. Non invasive.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Remove wliposuction: Yes, this is commonly and unfortunately referred tomas a buffalo or dowager's hump. It is commonly associated with steroid use. It may often persist a ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It isn't that simple: Have you been evaluated by a neurosurgeon or spine surgeon? Much more info would need to be known to make any type of recommendation.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
This is a problem: ...That should be seen asap and, yes, there is a good chance surgery is needed. It's a bit concerning that you haven't had an md see it already. I hop ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Frileck
58 years experience Plastic Surgery
It might, : The most important thing deb is to keep the scar protected from the sun. Mederma may help. Do not put vitamin e on the scar as this is an irritant. Sc ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: Of course, any surgery on any organ is the last resort of care after failing to conservative Rx-behavioral modification, lifestyle, and judicious use ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
Dr. Craig Lum answered
24 years experience General Surgery
Goiter: Before thinking about surgery, how are you feeling right now? Are you able to swallow without any difficulty? Do you feel awkward about your appeara ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Not necessarily: The main reasons to have surgery would be 1. Suspicion of thyroid cancer, 2. A big thyroid that is obstructing airway/esophagus, or 3. Hyperthyroidism ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Unclear question: Your question does not state what your thyroid problem is. Most can be treated without surgery. Perhaps you should see a thyroid specialist (an endo ... Read More

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