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Diagnosed with an enlarged Thymus, difficulty with swallowing, breathing and chest pain. Isn't surgery the best option ?

hello my name is AAAA am 35yrs old black female.. Thyroid disorders run in my family via mother.... I been diagnosed with hyperthyroid in2006... I don t understand why they will not remove my enlarged thyroid.... I also 1yr ago got diagnosed with an enlarged Thymus now... I m having difficulty with swallowing and breathing and chest pain... I only weigh 114pds... cause my weight goes up and down... I would like to know if these could be causing me to have weakness in my legs and hands.. And difficulty with swallowing and rapid heart beat and chest pain... I was on PROPRANOLOL .. NOW MY Endo switched me to Atenolol which I was told to take 2 times a day... and my symptoms not getting no better..... PLEASE HELP WITH ANSWERS...and what questions should I ask my Endo.... she also said my LEFT THYROID IS A LITTLE ENLARGED NOW... IM GETTING REALLY SCARED.. SHOULD I GET A SECOND OPINION....PLEASE HELP BEEN LIVING WITH THIS FOR 7YRS NO MEDICATIONS .. THANK YOU
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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I do understand that you have hyperthyroid from 2006. Many of your complaints seem to be related to your hyperthyroid state. considering your long duration of hyperthyroidism and swallowing difficulties, i would prefer to remove your thyroid gland. Once surgery is done and if everything goes on well,you will be mostly cured of the problem. Your enlarged thymus would require further investigation to decide on nature of enlargement. But final decision can be taken only after complete examination and evaluation.
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