"Refusal of having a thyroidectomy"

About: St George's Hospital (Tooting) / General surgery

(as the patient),

I have a inflamed thyroid ( goitre) which is very enlarged with multiple cysts ( 13+). This past year I have been told various different things and seen multiple specialists, was then told I could have my Thyroid removed and was referred to surgeon team who has since refused removing the thyroid. During this process I am in constant pain, I have no energy to do anything as I am constantly tired, I also sweat a lot and always hot which is becoming a problem as I have started to vomit because of this. I now have been told I have acid reflux which is damaging the back of my throat but yet I have had nothing done about these issues and have been told I shouldn't be feeling like this, it's all in my head and basically go away. I am now on anti depressants because I feel at Rock bottom. I have no life and carry this lump in my neck which is visible. Please I need help

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Response from St George's Hospital (Tooting)

We are very sorry to read of your experience and symptoms. We cannot comment on your health as this is not a clinical site.

You may make contact with our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) and give them more information on your experience at St. George's Hospital. They feedback comments on services that patients have experienced. PALS would be able to feed back to the area your dissatisfaction in the service that you received and ask that you are contacted.

PALS is available on 020 8725 2453 or by email on pals@stgeorges.nhs.uk

If there is a telephone answering machine please leave a message and they will get back to you.

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