Medication For Goiter?
My doctor wants to ask, my mother has just had a small goiter, aged over 40 can ask the doctor if the thyroid gland can be removed by trima surgery. Ask for an answer
Hello, thank you for your question.
Goiter is the name for an enlarged thyroid gland. The enlargement can be diffuse and nodular, based on the texture of the lump. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ that attaches to just below the Adam's apple. The gland has the function of producing thyroid hormones which play an important role in the body's metabolism.
Goiter treatment depends on the cause. Can be in the form of administering drugs or through surgical procedures. This operation aims to remove the thyroid gland which is called a thyroidectomy. The thyroid gland is removed if the enlargement interferes with breathing or has difficulty swallowing.
To choose the right type of treatment, of course, requires a direct examination by a doctor. As for the types of investigations that may be needed, namely blood tests, neck ultrasound, fine needle biopsy, or other examinations as indicated. Through this series of examinations the doctor will then determine which type of treatment is right for your mother.
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