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When will goiter surgery be necessary?
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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.

In brief: 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.
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