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Treatment for goiter - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :  
how can i help u?
User :   I was diagnosed with a Substernal Goiter, Im supposed to have surgery soon within the next couple of days I want to know if surgery is the only option and if I need to remove both my glands since only the left one is enlarged, is there a treatment to avoid my right gland to swell as well?
Doctor :  
whats ur age/sex?
User :   33 male
Doctor :   where do u stay?

Doctor :  
Doctor :   goiter means just enlargement of the thyroid gland
Doctor :  
there are many reasons for the enlargement of the gland
Doctor :   did the doctor tell any reason for swelling?
User :   Lack of iodine
Doctor :  
there are many treatment modalities
Doctor :  
surgery is the last option
Doctor :  
can u tell me ur symptoms?
Doctor :  
cos treatment depends upon the symptoms
Doctor :  
and their severity

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