Q about thyroid Solid nodule?

I was diagnosed that i have solid nodule where my thyroid gland and the doctor said i need a surgery to remove it and it will leave a little scar on my neck … im not really convinced about the procedure is there any other way to remove this !!! maybe by pills ..! any idea

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  • no_frills

    Not sure what they mean by a "solid" nodule.

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/thyroid-nodules/DS00491

    Sometimes normal thyroid tissue begins to grow, causing one or more nodules to develop within the gland. The great majority of these solid or fluid-filled lumps are noncancerous (benign), and most thyroid nodules don’t cause any symptoms. In fact, you often won’t know you have a thyroid nodule until your doctor discovers it during a routine medical exam.

    You may want to see an endocrinologist who specializes on thyroid conditions.

    Here different treatmonts are listed depending on the symptoms.

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/thyroid-nodules/DS00491/DSECTION=8

    1. Wait and Watch
    2. Thyroid Hormone Suppression
    3. Radioactive Iodine
    4. Alcohol ablation
    5. Surgery

    According to this site (Mayo Clinic) a benign tumor occasionally requires surgery. Go to it for more details.

  • i had a similar scare earlier this year, first off get a second opinion! secondly yes it might be the only way to remove it. i honestly cant remember if my doctor said there were other options other than surgery.
    i lucked out and had a different problem with my thyroid. but make sure you get a second opinion before going under the knife

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