Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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My Thyroid is Enlarged

Tuesday, 10 January 2012 09:19 AM

Question: My doctor told me that I have an enlarge thyroid. What can be done for it? I am a 67-year-old female and my doctor gave me three choices: Have surgery to remove my thyroid, have another scan and biopsy, or wait a year and see what happens. What is your recommendation?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
Enlarged thyroid is usually painless, however, a large thyroid swelling can cause a cough and make it difficult for you to swallow or breathe. Treatment depends on the size. If it is small and functioning normally, “wait and see” might be the best approach.

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