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what are the treatment for adenomatous goiter

By November 25, 2010 - 7:41pm
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my mother is in the intensive care unit now.. is it okay if they will treat the adenomatous goiter while she is suffering now from stroke..

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The best article I found about hypo or hyper abnormalities in Thyroid function, is : http://www.thyroidmanager.org/chapter/multinodular-goiter/
Each case is different and always take second opinion.

March 14, 2015 - 10:58am
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Hi Roxanne,

Thanks so much for finding EmpowHER and I'm sorry to see that your mom is going through a lot (as, I am sure, are you) right now.

We can't advise you on whether it's a good idea for your mother to be treated for her goiter as she recovers from her stroke as that is something her doctors will decide (along with her) based on the severity of her stroke, her health history and how she is currently doing right now. They may elect to hold off until she is stronger or start immediately but her medical stance as of now will determine this.

We do have a list of treatments available for you to look at: Nontoxic goiters usually grow very slowly. They may not cause any symptoms. In this case they do not need treatment.

Treatment may be needed if the goiter grows rapidly, affects your neck or obstructs your breathing .

If a nontoxic goiter progresses to the nodular stage, and the nodule is found to be cancerous, you will need treatment. Talk with your doctor about the best plan for you. Treatment options include the following:
Hormone Suppression Therapy

Thyroid hormone medication is used to suppress secretion of thyrotropin (TSH). TSH is the thyroid-stimulating hormone that causes growth. This therapy is most effective for early stage goiters that have grown due to impaired hormone production. It is less effective for goiters that have progressed to the nodular stage.
Radioactive Iodine

Radioactive iodine treatment is used to reduce the size of large goiter. It is used in the elderly when surgical treatment is not an option.

A surgery to remove a portion or all of the thyroid gland. It is the treatment of choice if the goiter is so large to cause difficulty in breathing or swallowing.

Roxanne, you can read a lot more (as well as some great articles) by clicking here:

Have you spoken to your mom about this - is she able to communicate well? Have you been able to talk to her doctors?


November 26, 2010 - 1:16pm
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