A doctor noticed my goitre about 12 years ago now when I took my daughter for a check up and after that it seemed to grow on a daily basis! I had the goitre and the left side of my thyroid removed and don't really remember that much about it. Considering I had two children under 16 months and my sister had just passed away it's hardly suprising I suppose. It was benign though and Ive not needed medication since. I've had blood tests every year which I've always been told are "clear" which, reading a lot of posts on here are leaving me questioning how clear they were! Regardless, I've been feeling run down for a while, aches and pains, constant cough, really really sore throat and I noticed a lump on my neck. The doctor said it was my thyroid that was swollen but blood tests came back "clear" although I've since checked and I seem to have every symptom of an under active thyroid, I'd put it down to being 40 something. Ive now been to ENT and the consultant has confirmed that I have another goiter, hopefully also benign, I'm just waiting for the results of the biopsy but I know that it will probably have to be removed as it's now effecting my swallowing. So finally, I've got to the questions, probably really stupid ones, but here goes, Do they go over the same scar to remove the other half or will I have a tramline on my neck? Are there any additional risks involved having this op repeated and probably the most important, does it make you feel any better/worse without a thyroid than it did with half a one that possibly wasn't functioning to capacity?