Action For A Lump In The Left Neck?
Hello. Tomorrow I am scheduled for go-ahead surgery that I want to ask can I do without surgery for goitre can be treated? because frankly I’m afraid of surgery. From the lab results, his thyroid hormone level was still normal, there was only a lump in the left neck. The intern doctor said it was okay not to operate but was told to consult with the surgeon and the surgeon said to have surgery. So what should I do?
Wa alaikumsalam, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Struma is a medical term given to the swelling of the thyroid gland or the thyroid located in the front of the neck. The occurrence of this condition can be caused by disruption of thyroxine hormone production, lack of iodine, inflammation or it can also be caused due to malignancy.
Regarding your question, indeed surgery is not the first and only choice for handling strambas. Treatment in the form of oral medication and radiation is usually done before deciding that a goitre must be operated on. There's even a goitre that can go away on its own. The problem is, we don't check your condition directly to determine whether you really need surgery or not.
So as we suggest now, try asking your surgeon directly whether the operation is an absolute action because of the anxiety you have about the surgical procedure itself. If this is still the case, try asking a second opinion from the surgeon or internist at another hospital. If this is still the decision, it means that it is true that you should be operated on and if so, our advice is that you should obey it because it is for your own good. So, hopefully answering your question.