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How long should a person have to wait to get relief from thyroid pain?

By Anonymous January 11, 2012 - 7:32pm
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I was tested for my thyroid. Ultra sound was showing one nodule on left side.Was sent to another doctor 2 mths later .Throat was feeling real bad .Cramps in throat,(painful)bad coughing, headaches,perionds have stopped and migrain heads aches and hot flashes so bad during day and night. Was given sec. ultrasound where she stated that thyroid abnormally patchy in apperance and that there were 4 cyst a nd inflamation. Was sent home nothing done or given and was told to come back in 4 mths. How much more should one endure before getting help? Is there anything that can be done to help me ? I do have other issues as well hair falling out body pains ,uti, swollenlymphnode in groin that shoots sharp pains, and blood in stools(off and on) no one doing anything for any of this.

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I would like to tell you flat out, if at all possible, get another doctor!!!  Did the doctor do a fine needle biopsy on the nodules?  If not ask why?  I do not want to put thoughts in your head (I imagine they are there already) but if these nodules are malignant the sooner the treatment is done the better your chances are of a full recovery.  In saying that, the good news is that a very very small percentage of nodules or cysts on the thyroid gland are cancerous but they do have to be treated especially if you are having pain and other problems.

January 12, 2012 - 10:14am
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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Treatment options depend on the type of thyroid nodule that you have. Treating benign nodules can be by either watchful waiting, thyroid hormone suppression therapy or Surgery. Treating nodules that cause hyperthyroidism Radioactive iodine, Anti-thyroid medications, Surgery.  It's important to talk to your doctor and have him explain what he thinks about your thyroid and the rest of your symptoms.  If not you should definitely get a second opinion from another doctor. 

Here's a link that might be helpful




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