I was diagnosed with a Multinodular goitre in 2000 after noticing a swelling in my neck.
Until 2012 my goitre remained a stable size and although noticeable didn't impact on my health or cosmetically. My thyroid function was normal. I had two full term pregnancies during this period.
Since 2012 my goitre has grown significantly. The increase in size coincided with pregnancies. In the last two years I have had two miscarriages and one full term pregnancy, my little boy is almost a year old. Initially this increase in size was put down to the pregnancies , however, has it is now a year after the birth of my son my endocrinologist doesn't think my goitre is going to return to its pre 2012 size.
My thyroid function is within the normal range (FT4 19 TSH 0.4). However the FT4 reading is higher for me, prior to 2012 my FT4 was stable at 12 /13.
My goitre is becoming unsightly and I am v self conscious about it and it is beginning to cause discomfort in my neck. My endocrinologist has suggested a consider surgery.
I am posting this in the hope that someone can give me some advice or more info on MNGs or has had a similar experience. Surgery feels v evasive and I am wondering if there are any other alternatives.