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05 Feb 2004

Hyper-thyroidism
I have recently been dignosed with hyper-thyroidism. I have had a sonar and all the relevant blood checks and there are no nodes, nor is anything wrong with my pituitary or with my anti-bodies. It is just the thyroid itself which is busy committing suicide! My doctor has now referred me to a surgeon as the only other option. I have read that there is medication to supress the thyroid. Any advice?
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CyberDoc
CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Tania, it all depends on how old you are. If you’re still young and you want to have children, the best would be to opt for the surgery. If you’re past your child-bearing years, drugs would be an option. The surgeon will discuss this with you, so don’t worry. Good luck.
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