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Question asked by Tulika

January 18, 2014

Why do I need an operation for thyroid?

I have thyroid and my doctor has recommended an operation. Why do I need it? Isn't thyroid treatable with medicines?



2 Answers

  • Vasudha  / January 18, 2014
    Answered by Vasudha

    The most common reason patients are referred for thyroid surgery is after an evaluation for a thyroid nodule. Surgery is also an option for the treatment of hyperthyroidism and for any goiter that may be causing symptoms.

  • Srikanth  / January 18, 2014
    Answered by Srikanth

    Thyroid operations are advised for patients who have a variety of thyroid conditions, including both cancerous and benign (non-cancerous) thyroid nodules, large thyroid glands (goiters), and overactive thyroid glands.



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