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A recent ultrasound revealed the following measurement: Right lobe: 5.6x2.1x1.3cm. Solid lower 8x7x4mm and  Solid nodule lower 6x5x4mm.  Left lobe: 5.9x2.3x2.0cm with solid mid glan 3.4x2x1.8cm and anothe solid mid 6x4x4mm. A solid mid 1x.7x.7cm.  They are growing. Drs been watching them for the past 2 years. FNA was done in 10/2013 but nothing malignant.  Surgery is recommended. What is your opinion?  How long is the recuperation period?

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Rose,
You have multiple thyroid nodules. By looking at their size Thyroidectomy is indicated. But you can wait another 3 months. You can have thyroidectomy after their size crosses 10mm. After surgery, recovery period is within 1-3 months. Normally within 2 weeks you will get adjusted to thyroxine replacement.

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