thyroid operation needed

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 A large nodule was found during a scan for a stroke and after a fine neede biopsy and scan I was told I needed to see an ENT surgeon. This I did and he said it had to come out in a few weeks time. What should I expect? All I have at the moment is  an irritating cough and slight loss of voice sometimes

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    Hello is it just the one side you need removing?
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      Yes , the right, but there is another one on the other side, which he is not worried about!

      I shold have asked some questions, but was so shocked!

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      I had my right side out first but mine was cancerous so had to have the other side out after the operation itself wasn't so bad was just hard to get comfy and had alot of bruising and a sore throat for a while
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      None as of now was told last week there is no trace of the cancer now but I had to have two lots of radioactive iodine to kill the remaining tissue but one thing to remember only 10% of nodules are cancerous so the chances are yours could just be benign
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    I had mine 2 weeks later the operation itself isn't so bad and neither is the recovery
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      May I ask where? I am going to St George's in Tooting and hope to get my holiday in July!
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      I had everything done at Lincoln county hospital in Lincolnshire and I was going on holiday as well and still went ahead with it
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