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Is there any operation/Surgery can be taken for curing thyroid problem? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:My Name is XXXXXXX
User:I have few queries related to Thyroid problem
User:My Mom has thyroid problem and she is taking Tablets everyday
User:Is There any Operation/Surgery can be taken for curing this or It should be cured through tabletes ?
User:Please advice me
Doctor:May I know her age?
Doctor:Can you describe her symptoms?
User:She is 43 years old
User:She doesn't have any symptoms are as such! but when we check in my native, she is kind of overweight and taking tablets daily
Doctor:Is there any kind of lump or swelling over the neck?
Doctor:Ok. Let me brief you now.
Doctor:I presume your mother has hypothyroidism and is on thyroid supplement.
Doctor:The treatment here is usually medication. Surgical treatment is restricted to only those patients who have a swelling in the neck.
Doctor:Besides that surgical removal of the thyroid will only add to worsening of hypothyroidism and life long supplements is a must.
Doctor:In simple terms, based on the details provided,
Doctor:I feel there is no role of surgery in her treatment.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:So regular tablets will solve this ?
User:Yeah! I understood! only in case of swelling/dimple, surgical method will be followed
Doctor:Yes, regular supplements will keep her symptoms in control so that she can be as normal as anyone else.
User:Thanks Doctor
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