Re: normal TSH and high thyroidperioxidase and abnormal thyroid ultrasouond
Hi, klkresak, and welcome. I'm only a patient, of course, but I'm glad you're seeing an endocrinologist soon. A close friend had abnormal thryoid ultrasounds earlier this year (like you, multiple nodules), then biopsy as the next step. (Turned out fine, a little "ouchy" though). I seem to remember her "echoic" ultrasound description helped determine that a biopsy was a good next step, just to make sure. Well, she resisted big-time, so we all yammered until she followed thru. She was told thyroid nodules are very common, and that most are benign. So if biopsy is suggested, I hope you can just go thru it, as a matter of course.
Have you visited the thyroid board? I imagine nodules & tests are frequent subjects there, with more details available.
Re: your eye doctor's comments, what's nodular episcleritis?
Have you had a full array of autoimmune tests done? If not & depending on your endocrinology results, you could ask about seeing a rheumatologist. My sister & I had some overlapping symptoms: she was dx'ed with Hashimoto's, I with lupus. I had photosensitive rashes on arms/back, but never a malar (the butterfly), which I think can resemble roscea to the naked eye. She gained weight, I lost. We both lost hair big-time. Our mother had truly amazing Raynaud's: her hands went red, white & blue after a quick reach into the freezer... but I think Raynaud's is possible in multiple conditions, though.
A phrase keeps running thru my mind: Oh, what a tangled web we weave... but in this case, not by "deceiving" but by having symptoms that can suggest multiple possbilities. I hope your doctors start by looking broadly, not narrowly, and that something above suggests more areas for you to read & post about before your appt. Or anytime, actually! Post more when you can, OK? Sending you warm wishes, sincerely, Vee
P.S. I lived in Pittsburgh & will always miss it. I think you have many fine doctors in your area, so that's a good thing, for sure. Bye again, V.