Overcoming Anxiety Before Thyroid Gland Surgery?
I want to ask my wife is suffering from thyroid gland disease, there is a lump in the neck… Previously, I had been checked by an internal medicine specialist and was recommended for surgery. on Tuesday yesterday scheduled to undergo surgery but re-examination before surgery heart rate and pulse is not stable, fast. the doctor in charge canceled the operation, I asked why did it cancel… because my wife is nervy, I don’t know what the meaning of this nerves is… The treatment for getting rid of this nerve is how should I take medication or what… If I take alternative medicine For example, such as acupuncture and how to take herbal medicines or are they required for surgery… What steps should I take… I’m confused how long the nerves can be handled….
Hello Mr Oktavianda.
The meaning of "nerves" is not clear, did your doctor mean "nervous"/nervous or something else? You should ask this directly to your wife's doctor to make it clearer.
Treatment of a lump in the thyroid depends on the symptoms caused. If this lump produces thyroid hormone so that there is an excess of thyroid hormone, then thyroid hormone must be lowered with medication. Symptoms of excess thyroid hormone include heart palpitations, excessive sweating, tremors, irregular menstruation, rapid weight loss, and so on. The lump is getting bigger and it is feared that it will make the airway obstruction have to be operated on. Another option that can be used is radiation therapy, which can be combined with other therapies.
The doctor's decision to perform surgery must have been considered by internal medicine, surgery and anesthesiologists and other doctors (if there are other accompanying diseases). If before the operation your wife's condition was unstable, it was feared that it could pose a risk during the operation, so if it can be postponed (not an emergency), it is better for the doctor to postpone it because the risks are greater than the benefits.
At this time, it is better to take the drug that is given according to the instructions and control it regularly. Your wife's doctor will monitor your wife and determine the next steps according to the results of the examination.
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