A 27-year-old female asked:
Should surgery be doneof enlarged gland due to hashimoto thyroiditis?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Philip Kern answered
42 years experience in Endocrinology
Big thyroid: From your description, it appears that the underlying problem is Hashimotos, and you have already had ultrasound and biopsy of nodules. Therefore, no suspicion of cancer. You should be on adequate thyroxine to keep TSH normal. In time, your thyroid will probably shrink some. The only reason for surgery is if the gland is so big that it interferes with breathing/swallowing.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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