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A 31-year-old female asked:

i have a multi nodular goiter with 3 benign nodules. 2 4cm nodules on left & 1 2.5cm on right. goiter pushed trachea to the right. md rec thyroidectomy. goiter isn't bothering me. what happens if i don't remove it?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Risks vs benefits: Masses this big will not shrink in time. You hope they will stay the same but they could also grow in the future. They are already causing trachea deviation. In cases like this i usually recommend surgery but you need to be comfortable with your decision. At the very least, follow these masses closely. Good luck.

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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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