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Goiter on neck. Treatment?

Hi i have a question I have a goiter on the right side of my neck you can see it clearly I can't wear my hair up because I feel people are starring at me and I am very concernd I am a single mom and I dont want something to happen to me I wanna live a long life for my kiddos I have done a lot of research and was wondering if surgery was the only treatment for this I am very nervous having my throat cut open just wondering if there was another type of treatment all my hormone levels are normal. I have heard of some people going through radioactive treatment which can shrink The size.
Asked On : Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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HI
YOU ARE A PATIENT OF GOITER
GOITER CAN BE HYPER OR HYPO
HYPERTHYROID CAN EASILY BE TREATED BE MEDICINES AND RADIOACTIVE ABLATION
HYPOTHYROID CAN EASILY BE MANAGED BY MEDICINES
ALL HYPO AND HYPER LIVE A NORMAL LIFE EXPECTANCY IF THEY TAKE MEDICINES.
DONT WORRY
TAKE CARE
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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