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ask: Should i do thyroidectomy for small goiter?

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I have a small nodule on the right thyroid gland, and It doesn't caused any symptoms. I've been doing some clinically test: TSH, T3, T4 in the normal condition (euthyroid), USG ( Thyroid Nodule 1.8 cm in diameter ), FNAB ( Struma Colloides with cystic degeneration/benign ). My Doctor said, that's just a simple goiter and he suggest me to have a surgery (and it means thyroidectomy). It's so hard to make a decision because Thyroidectomy is freaking me out. Should i do thyroidectomy? Do i have another option? If any, what kind of treatment is suggested?
Please Help,
Best regard, Evelyn.E

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DaisyN Guide

Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Sometimes if the goiter is too big and it's pressing on your swallowing tube or breathing tube.  Your doctor might order a thyroidectomy.  You need to discuss with your doctor any concerns you might have about treatment options or get a second opinion from another specialist (Endocrinologist)

Best,

Daisy 

January 30, 2013 - 4:37am
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