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Can someone please exsplan this to me in normal people terms??

By Anonymous April 12, 2011 - 10:18pm
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I am a 29 yr old mother of 3. I have had hypo thyroidism for about 8 yrs now. I am still on the same dose of medication, .5 mcg of synthroid. I recently had my labs done and a thyroid ultrasound. My blood work came back normal. My ultrasound however not so much. Right Lobe:5.1x 1.7x2.4 cm. there is a deep lobe, interpolar. Hypo to anechoic round nodule without vascularity measuring maximally 9mm is prestent. There is no calcification. There is a tiny upper lobe cystic nodule measuring 2mm in maximum dimension.

Left Lobe: 4.9x1.7x2.1 cm. There is a small hypoechoic, potentially solid 4 mm nodule within the interpolar gland. No internal vascularity. there may be a punctate calcification.
Isthmus: 0.4 cm. Normal
thyroid echotexture is otherwise normal
Impression: 1. mild thyromegaly. 2. Small nonspecific nodules. Recommand a repeat in 6 months.
I dont understand any of this. My grand mother on my father's side had thyroid cancer but I am being told nothing needs to be done and that I am just fine. I just need to lose wieght. I am doing the gastric bypass to help me lose the weight but I am afraid that my thyroid my be a bigger issue. I want to know what all this means and why they wont do more tests or send me to ENT. Please help.

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Dear Anonymous,

The first question I want to ask is which "thyroid" test are they doing and what exactly were the results along with the reference ranges given?

That is a great place to start.

Looking forward to your reply!

April 30, 2011 - 9:16am

Hi Anonymous,
Thank you for your question and for finding EmpowHER. I have sent a message to a medical professional in hopes he will be able to explain better what is going on and what your primary concern should be.
We will let you know as soon as we find out more.

April 13, 2011 - 7:22am
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