Causing some discomfort, yes. Swallowing, coughing, feels like throat is closing up sometimes. I have an appt with the surgeon next week. From what the Endo said, it has to come out because of the goiter (I would like the goiter out, they said it won't get smaller on it's own) and the number of nodules. Also, the biopsies were indeterminable. So, that need to be done again also. I asked about only taking some of it out instead of the whole thing, but he said it will most likely 'burn out' on it's own, then we'd be back at square one again having to go thru surgery again. Being that they said it had to come out anyway AND that they needed another biopsy, I thought they could take it out then biopsy it after it's out.
I have a ton of questions for the surgeon, so maybe some of it will be cleared up once I talk to him. If you have Hashimoto's, is a TT necessary? Couldn't you just be on thyroid meds instead of removing it? I think some of the reason for removing it is to see about malignancy. He said repeating the
needle biopsy would most likely give the same results...indeterminable. I don't know. I'm pretty confused by all this and guess I need to read up about it more.
Thanks for you response--
Last edited by mmmcoffee; 08-19-2008 at 04:32 PM.