Overcoming The Thyroid Gland Getting Swollen During Pregnancy?
I am iva. I asked the 5th then I was diagnosed with goiter nodosa. Already on a biopsy and ordered surgery. After that I was looking for a second opinion from a surgeon specialist he said after the drug dl. After that I continued because I was pregnant after giving birth to my thyroid getting swollen. Already 5th, I haven’t been treated yet. What should I do. If I am a consul, it is better if I specialize in a specialist in surgery or a specialist in surgery. R nThank you
Good afternoon Iva, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. A goitre is a condition in which there is swelling of the thyroid gland, or easy goiter, which occurs on the front of the neck. This condition can occur triggered by a lack of iodine, inflammation, impaired thyroid hormone production, whether it is excess or deficient, and malignancy. Other factors that are thought to influence the appearance of goiter are the side effects of mental medications, smoking, radiation exposure, and immune system disorders. Age, female gender, heredity, and pregnancy conditions are also considered to play a role in the incidence of thyroid hormones.
Regarding your case, there are actually several steps to treat goitre, and it all depends on the size of the lump, the number of lumps, the symptoms you feel and the underlying cause itself. If it is still early and not too disturbing, the doctor will usually give medicines first, but if it is big and annoying, surgery is usually an option.
Therefore, our advice is that you should first control with an internal medicine doctor, to be assessed by supporting examinations such as thyroid function tests, ultrasound and other blood checks to determine the severity status of your condition. If you really need surgery, let your internal medicine doctor refer you to a surgeon. But basically, the determination must be through an internal medicine doctor first to assess the function of the thyroid gland. Get well soon.
That's all, hope it helps.