My sister 25yr, hypothyroidism and thyroid scanning reveals diffuse goiter. Can somebody explain me everything?

age 25yr
Continuous weight gain
hypothyroidism, T4= .04 and TSH= >100
thyroid scan shows diffuse goiter with no nodules.

I want to know, is it really a serious matter. And regarding treatment? Does it lead to surgery? Is it curable?

4 comments

  • Angela due 11/02/2010

    my thyroid went under active by 75% around your daughters age and i take a synthetic hormone called thyroxine i have to take them for the rest of my life i don’t have a goutier neck but you can get it with thttp://www.btf-thyroid.org/his condition i am a member of the British Thyroid Foundation
    IF YOU JOIN IT THEY SEND YOU NEWS LETTERS AND ITS A GREAT WAY OF LEARNING ABOUT YOUR PROBLEMS !
    DONT WORRY ABOUT IT AS THEY CAN CORRECT IT BUT YOU ARE ON MEDICATION FOR LIFE ! its an auto immune disease the body attacks itself but they can put it right
    ALSO YOU GET FREE PRESCRIPTIONS FOR ALL YOUR MEDICATION WITH A THYROID CONDITION good luck

  • Mum Mum

    No it is good. A pill a day will be all she needs.

  • Fieraru

    I hope your sister is fine now. And I also think that you should know what diffuse mean. Hope this could be helpful. Best regards.

  • Betty F

    Yes it is curable. She will have to keep going back for tests every 6 weeks, until she is on the right dose.

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