Goiter, Do You Need Surgery?
hello, I am a 31 year old woman, I have a lump on my neck, I have had an examination with a surgeon, and I have had an ultrasound and a T4 and TSH examination, then the results the doctor said that this is a non-toxic goiter, and by the surgeon I was advised to surgery to remove the lump, I want to ask if the surgery is the right choice for me, actually I am afraid that the risk will be even worse for me, because until now my condition is still normal as usual, there are no abnormalities other than the lump, what should I do? do? do i need surgery? please answer, thank you
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Enlargement of the thyroid gland (goiter) may or may not cause symptoms. And for those who cause symptoms such as difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing and hoarseness, they must be treated immediately.
Mumps is also divided into toxic (poisonous) and non-toxic (non-toxic). Which is non-toxic, it means that the goiter you are experiencing is not accompanied by signs of increased thyroid gland function such as weight loss, easy sweating, palpitations, and so on.
In your case, as we mentioned earlier, it is true that you should go through several stages of treatment first such as using hormone-lowering drugs, hormone replacement therapy and iodine therapy before your doctor finally decides that the lump in your neck can't get better other than through the procedure. surgery, especially since you say you don't feel any symptoms.
So our advice, discuss again with your doctor about your concerns about surgery and whether you can't use the other treatments that we have mentioned above. You also have the right to seek a second opinion from a surgeon or other internal medicine specialist regarding your condition. Add your insight by clicking the following link to our article about Goiter. I hope you and your family are always healthy.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa