Patient Comments: Thyroid Nodules - Goiter

Please describe your experience with a thyroid goiter.

Comment from: just me, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 19

I woke up one morning went to work as usual. I felt the right side of my neck and felt a lump. I became concerned and I went to urgent care after work and there the doctor noticed I had two more so I have a lump on the left and on the right and a small one in the center right of my throat. I had x-ray and then sent for CT, then ultrasound with fine needle biopsy. The ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor said it came back benign, thank goodness! But I will have surgery to remove the 6 cm mass on the right side of my thyroid. ENT said the one on the middle is causing the two on the sides, so I will see. I don"t like surgery but am hoping it turns out ok. I had weight gain and I am always tired, exhausted.

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Comment from: maggie04, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 26

I had the FNA (fine needle aspiration) done last week, it hurt terribly. He had to use 4 needles on each side. My throat is sore and I sound hoarse. Years ago, he could feel the goiter, but this year, he sort of panicked because he couldn't. He went and did the ultrasound, and found 2 nodules one on each side of the thyroid. The pain from my jaw to my ear is bothersome. I hope it"s nothing, but Wednesday seems a long way away.

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Comment from: grace, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 16

Six months ago, I noticed a swelling on my right side neck and saw a doctor who did blood tests and radiologist scans, the endocrinologist detected multiple nodules in my thyroid, for which I am waiting for needle biopsy. The swelling seems to have decreased. It feels like there's something permanently stuck in my throat.

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Comment from: Zet, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 13

My throat was sore. I went to a doctor and was told it's an inflammation. I took antibiotics but it did not cure me. I made a throat swab and discovered there was a growth. I did a neck scan and it was discovered I have a mild goiter and took TFT (thyroid function test) blood tests which proved I have abnormal TFT.

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