You are having surgery to remove part or all of your thyroid. The thyroid is a gland in the front of the neck. It sits just below the voice box. The gland’s main job is to make thyroid hormone.

Your doctor suspects that you have a thyroid problem. Thyroid problems can be fairly easy to diagnose. Your doctor is likely to take a medical history, do a physical exam, and order blood tests. You may also have further testing.

The thyroid is an endocrine gland located in the neck, just below the voicebox. Endocrine glands make hormones. These are chemicals that carry messages through the bloodstream to other parts of the body.

The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck (just above the breastbone and below the Adam's apple). The small, two-inch gland consists of two lobes, one on each side of the windpipe, connected by a small bridge of thyroid tissue called the isthmus.

Your doctor has diagnosed a thyroid problem and will work with you to create a treatment plan. Even if you don’t have symptoms, getting proper care is important. Following are the most common types of thyroid disorders and their treatments.

The thyroid is a gland in the neck. It makes thyroid hormone. A hormone is a chemical messenger for the body. If there is a problem with the thyroid, the level of thyroid hormone may change. This can lead to symptoms.

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