Post # 1
i’m kind of freaking out! I just was told by the doctor that i have a cyst on my thyroid and need to see an endroconolgist. has anyone else been through this? i just got married 1.5 months ago and this is happening now! so scary!!!
Post # 3
I did not have a cyst on my thyroid, but been through many thyroid troubles. Mine quit functioning at one point and I had hoshimotos thyroiditis.(spelling may be wrong) Then I decided to have mine removed and when they did the biopsy I actualy had thyroid cancer. I am now on thyroid meds and will be for the rest of my life.
I hope all goes well at the endroconoligist. I feel your worry, but I hope and pray all goes well:)
Post # 4
Oh no! Like pp, I too have Hashimoto’s and am on synthroid for life. Only difference is, no one will remove mine. 🙁 I’ve had an enlarged thyroid for years but never any nodules or cysts. I would definitely go to the endocrinologist – they are the only ones that can properly diagnose and treat a thyroid issue. Hopefully, it’s something that can be easily resolved! Don’t be scared! I am keeping you in my thoughts. Good luck!
Post # 5
yep. I have one. Mine’s absolutely no big deal. 🙂
So, hopefully yours is too!
Post # 6
A few years ago i had a nodule on my thyroid removed (plus one of the lobes of the thyroid – my biopsies were coming back inconclusive and it was a better safe than sorry situation) and have a small nodule (benign) on the other lobe. No need for thyroid meds on my part though since the left lobe of my thyroid seems to have picked up the slack. Endocrinologists aren’t scary – i think out of all my doctors he is my favorite :). I think it’s perfectly normal to be nervous about the appointment, but hopefully you can get in soon and it turns out to be nothing. My thoughts are with you!
Post # 7
I’ve been to the endo. for all kinds of thyrioid problems. I’m sure you will be fine, lots of people get cysts and it’s no big deal and they cause them no trouble or anything.
Oh, and I am in the Synthroid for life (probably if they ever figure out what is going on with me haha) club too.
Post # 8
ive had thryoid issues too, i had graves disease and i had most of my thyroid removed with no issues. i do have regular blood tests and meds but its all very managable
goodluck and sending positive vibes – trust me, there are worst things out there so listen to your doctor, get options and get yourself looked after
Post # 9
I see lots of people w/this every day and can say that a good Endocrinologist is a wonderful health partner to have on your side! Don’t be scared!
Have you had a radioidine uptake and scan or ultrasound yet? Those are great ways that are non invasive (painless too) to take a look around the thyroid. Thyroids, while small, can be pesky critters! Those tests combined w/some simple blood tests can yield alot of information.
Post # 10
Eloping: Are you now considered to have an underactive thyroid? When I was younger and first diagnosed they thought I had an overactive and now they have switched to underactive for the moment. It’s driving me insane!
Post # 11
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Yes, I actually JUST went thru this. It was benign, but still was definitely scary in the beginning. I had an ultrasound and needle biopsy and everything was fine! Now I just go back in 6 months for a check up. Apparently cysts are very common in young women.
Post # 12
@Honeybunny – technically i have zero thyroid – last blood test my doctor asked me how i even had the energy to get out of bed.
and yes, i was hypo – i lost alot of weight, was constantly hot and racing heartbeat. my doc sent me to a wonderful specialist that had me sorted out real quick, as my doc said hes not the best in the country but i would say hes the second best – and you can barely notice the scar on my neck from the surgery
Post # 13
Eloping – Do you have any problems with gaining extra weight back after you had your thyroid removed?
When I was first diagnosed my thyroid was swollen to the size of a softball and I had lost weight etc and they told me I was overactive, then a month later they told me I was underactive. Now they aren’t sure if I need it removed or not. My body is just crazy.
Post # 14
at first i lost ALOT of weight and yes, i gained it back and then some so i really have to follow a calorie counting diet with exercise as im completely will-powerless when it comes to food
my options for treatment was radiation or surgery – i chose surgery as i was concerned about long term affects with the radiation.. yes they say its safe but im a bit backwards when it comes to medical treatment.
i was very luck, my thyroid didnt swell much but eventually when i went to the doctor he diagnoised it in minutes – seems when he was a training doctor he spent alot of time dealing specifically with my condition and he even phoned the specalist to get an appointment within a week instead of the standard month.
my specialist/surgen was wonderful and im more than happy with the outcome, you can barely notice the scar but there were other women at the hospital having the same treatment with different docs were asking me why i looked so different to them – i can only guess it was private specialist versus public hospital doc
i wonder if this happens to guys? i usually hear of women having thyroid issues
Post # 15
Benign cysts on the thyroid are quite common, and do not require treatment if they are not affecting thyroid function. By age 50, most women have them. If your family doctor has done blood tests and did not find abnormal thyroid lab results, the likelihood is that this is absolutely nothing to worry about.