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Nodule/goiter on thyroid causing a tight feeling in throat normal hormone levels should I ask about surgery for removal?

Nodule/goiter on thyroid causing a tight feeling in throat normal hormone levels should I ask about surgery for removal?

An option: If a thyroid mass is already causing compressive symptoms at this age, then surgery is an option. ...Read more

Dr. Steve Martinez
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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more


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Can a goiter shrink without surgery?

Can a goiter shrink without surgery?

Goiter: Yes -- it can and often does. Goiter is usually an inflammatory reaction caused by an autoimmune disorder. This can wax and wane as antibody levels do. Sometimes thyroid hormone replacement can shrink it to a degree but not always. ...Read more

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How to recover fast after goiter surgery?

How to recover fast after goiter surgery?

Depends: First - do you need the surgery? Second - is the surgeon trained to do a minimally invasive approach? Recovery from that is usually just a few hours vs overnight in the hospital for more conventional procedures. Make sure this is an experienced thyroid surgeon who knows his/her way around the neck. ...Read more

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How to shrink multinodular goiter without surgery?

How to shrink multinodular goiter without surgery?

Goiter/FNA: The cause of your goiter determines the possible therapies and yes it can be treated medically. Overall size, compression, response to medical therapy, fna biopsy, cancer are important so work with your team of docs. A surgery consult can give you lots of information about the risk/benefit of therapy with surgery. You have choices, good luck. ...Read more

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Is surgery the only way to remove multinodular goiters in hashimotoes thyroidis?

Yes: A multinodular goiter secondary to hashimoto's thyroiditis will likely decrease or stop functioning over time, but the bulkiness of the goiter does not usually become smaller. If the goiter is compressive and causes difficulty with swallowing or breathing, it should be surgically removed. Medical therapy is available to suppress the goiter and also to treat the hashimoto's. ...Read more

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Can a goiter go away on its own? I just had gastric sleeve wondering if i will require another surgery for this goiter or will it regulate?

Can a goiter go away on its own? I just had gastric sleeve wondering if i will require another surgery for this goiter or will it regulate?

Unlikely: If it is truly a goiter and not just the appearance of a goiter, then gastric sleeve will not get it to go away. A goiter does not need surgical removal unless it has large growths in it or if it is causing compressive symptoms. ...Read more

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Dear doc. I have coloid goiter disease, then i want my disease surgery, but doubt. What percentage to sucess if my disease is in surgery? Thanks

No surgery.: To have success in surgery you have to have an objective. You don't get surgery just because you have disease. For goiter, surgery is usually indicated if there is a suspicion of cancer or the goiter has gotten so large that your airway is at risk for compression. Always ask your doctor why your having surgery and "because i said so" is not a good answer. ...Read more

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Can goiter come bak after surgery?

Can goiter come bak after surgery?

Recurrent goiter: Hello, if you have a partial thyroidectomy, then a goiter could occur in the remaining portion of your thyroid. ...Read more

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When will goiter surgery be necessary?

When will goiter surgery be necessary?

Size: If the thyroid enlarges enough that it starts to cause swallowing difficulties, speaking difficulties, or breathing difficulties. Usually do not want to wait until the symptoms listed above are severe, or if it is so large that the surgery becomes more difficult. ...Read more

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Do i need surgery for colloid goiter?

Depends: Surgical indication for thyroid is based on size of the goiter, symptoms of obstruction, and the fna diagnosis. There are times when surgery is a benefit, best to take family/friend with you to surgery consult. In many cases medical therapy and observation is all that is needed. ...Read more

Goiter (Definition)

A goiter is ...Read more