Hashimoto's reactive lymph node-MKG or Access any ideas??
Has anyone heard of or had hashimoto's reactive lymph node? Over the past two weeks, I have had quite the wild ride. During a routine u/s of thyroid ,they found the usual ravages of hashi's(nodular mess like last yr.) but also a 3cm.(about one inch long) mass in my neck . A ct scan with contrast dye and u/s biopsy scheduled. . The ct scan with contrast dye about a week after the u/s found nothing. Then when I went for the u/s guided biopsy the doc said the u/s no longer showed the 3cm mass and also he reviewed the ct scan and the first u/s.and said no biopsy would be done-while I have about 7 nodules on thyroid-none are needing a biopsy.
Well, now the theory is that the 3cm. neck mass was a hashimoto's reactive lymph node and for now it has quieted down. Does anyone have experience/knowledge of this? I was so stunned by all the developments that I hardly knew what to ask when I saw my endo and ent today. But the endo and radiologist think it was the hashimoto's reactive lymph node.It seems the autoantibodies have now decided to send some forces over to the lymph gland to do a little trouble there. I wonder what this will mean long term? Now are they going to destroy the lymph gland in my neck too? My tsh numbers are up too by about 3 points and my synthroid dose is going up from 75mcg to 88mcg. In six weeks she will retest tsh, t3, t4 and autoantibodies.
The ENT wants to recheck PTH and serum calcium to possibly rule out any parathyroid prob-though she doesn't think that is likely. Though my serum calcium is always top of range -out a few times but only a teeny amount.And pth is usually mid range.I have quite bad osteoporosis too and that keeps them wondering about hyperpara.
Anyway, the real focus of my question is the hashimoto's reactive lymph node in my neck-any thoughts?