Post # 1
I went to a new family doctor for a establishing visit and she noticed that my thyroid looked enlarged. I had blood test done and my thyroid is functioning perfectly. I have had no symptoms of thyroid disfunction. So I had a ultrasound done and I have two very small nodules. I had a small needle aspiration biopsy to make sure they were benign. Thank god they were. I have to have an ultrasound every year to make sure the nodules do not grow. I was just wondering if any other bees have dealt with this? I am already health conscious but now I am even more worried about everything I do or put into my body afraid it will make the nodules grow.
Post # 2
hollysmith92: I do and they are almost always normal.. Don’t worry! Are they solid or cystic? If solid they will likely grow due to vascular supply. Just keep going for follow ups and don’t stress!
Post # 3
I have a goiter, I’m not sure if it is the same thing. I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism around 6 years ago. My goiter has gotten considerably smaller since then. It used to be visible just looking at my neck, now it isn’t.
Post # 4
hollysmith92: Please dont worry. Thyroid nodules are incredibly common first of all, loads of people (especially women) have them, including myself and at least 5 other women that I can think of, including both my mother and my Mother-In-Law. Almost all the time, they are benign. You just go for the ultrasound every year and don’t worry 🙂
Even If they by some vague chance became cancerous, thyroid cancer has one of the highest surviving rates ever – They ‘just’ remove your thyroid and you take thryoxine for the rest of your life.
I’m a huge hypochondriac myself and have hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and when they told me I freaked out… until I realized how common it is.
Just relax, forget about it, and go for the ultrasound again next year 🙂
Post # 5
I’ve had them for years. I have some that grow, shrink, diappear then reappear, all crazy. Doc says they’re all fine and nothing suspicious shows up in tests.
Post # 6
Thanks so much ladies! Makes me feel a lot better!
UltrasoundTech: I don’t know if they are solid or cystic. I am going to call and ask my doctor becuase I am curious. The one on my left lobe is 1 cm and the one on my right lobe is under 1 cm it like .7 cm or something!
Post # 7
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My dad has one and his thyroid level is fine. My aunt however just had her whole thyroid gland removed. I’ve had thyroid issues my whole life so I’m always concerned. Just remember to get it checked and be on the lookout for symptoms (horse voice, cough that won’t go away, etc.). hypothyroid symptoms would be weight gain, extreme fatigue, stuff like that. If you have those symptoms get a full thyroid check not just a TSH. They didn’t catch my issues until they did a full panel, T3,T2,T4, and TSH
Post # 8
valentinebride2015: thanks for the reply! Makes me feel a lot better!