I'm from the UK. I had a thyroid ultrasound scan recently and I have been told that the goiter is slightly pressing on my windpipe. I'm really scared at night as I often wake up chocking not being able to breathe.
I'm hoping to have surgery soon but I have to sit tight in the mean time as the NHS is very slow over here! But I am honestly very scared and worried.
I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem before and have had to undergo surgery? How did you get on?
This is a fairly common problem.
Large goiters can press on the trachea and cause these symptoms. Surgery or possibly I-131 treatment are the options. Fortunately, they do not grow quickly so the wait is not likely a significant problem. Would prop up with 2-3 pillows to see if that helps the symptoms.
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