Enlarged Thyroid?

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Re : Enlarged Thyroid?

Post by mellybute » Mon Feb 22, 2010 01:44 am

I hope every thing goes well. I am sorry you have to have surgery but glad it was caught!!

Re : Enlarged Thyroid?

Post by heather j » Wed Feb 17, 2010 04:05 am

Hope your surgery goes smoothly, Holly. I'm sorry you have to undergo surgery at all, though. :(

Re : Enlarged Thyroid?

Post by caryn » Wed Feb 17, 2010 02:04 am

Yikes! Well, I'm glad they caught it.

Re : Enlarged Thyroid?

Post by hols537 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:33 am

Thanks!

Re : Enlarged Thyroid?

Post by alviarin » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:28 am

I'm so sorry to hear that. Good luck with your surgery.

Re : Enlarged Thyroid?

Post by hols537 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 06:48 am

Well, lucky me, the procedure wasn't bad, but as it turns out the nodule is malignant :(

Guess it's not related to the PE and since I probably won't have a thyroid for much longer, won't be able to blame PE for it.

Thanks, Alanna!

Re : Enlarged Thyroid?

Post by alviarin » Mon Feb 15, 2010 04:03 am

Sorry I've never had one myself but I've known a couple people that had fine-needle biopsies done. I don't know if this helps but from what they said it sounded fairly quick and painless.

One of the two had her nodules shrink after starting thyroid meds.

Different docs have different definitions of what is normal, thyroid-wise so treatment can vary from doctor to doctor. I always get copies of my lab results so I know the actual numbers. The AACE (American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists) recommends that doctors consider treatment if the TSH is 3.0 mIU/L or above.

Let us know what you find out.

Re : Enlarged Thyroid?

Post by hols537 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:49 am

My bloodwork was normal but there were some "nodules" and now I have to get a biopsy. Anyone had one of those?

Re : Enlarged Thyroid?

Post by hols537 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 06:31 am

Thanks everyone. I have to get an ultrasound soon. I guess I'll know what's up in a few days, but it sounds like something's broken. On the plus side, I now know that a lot of things I've been attributing to "getting old" could actually be caused by a thyroid malfunction...it will be interesting. Thank again!

Re : Enlarged Thyroid?

Post by alviarin » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:32 am

Hypothyroidism runs in my family, and my goiter or enlarged thyroid gland shrank back after I started thyroid meds.

A goiter usually it means your thyroid gland is working overtime (making too much hormone, or struggling to make enough). I'm glad your doctor is running labs.

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