Basic history: I have lupus and panic attacks, over the past 6-9 months I have been having hypogylcemia probs (my dad is the only diabetic in the family andn mom has hypothyroid probs). In October when I was home alone, I called 911 cause I knew my sigars was low (could feel the funny feelings)-- at the ER it was 22. I was admitted for 5 days, and the only thing I worried over was a 1 mm cyst on my pancreas they did as an ER cat scan....they actually did 3 psych evals saying I was taking diabtic meds to make myslef sick. After the fifth day, I checked myself out.
My GP ordered an abdominal MRI with contrast which was done 2 wks ago (I have the report but didn't seem anything unusuall). At my initial endo appt last Tuesday, she said I had enlarged thyroids and scheduled an unltrasound/sonogram for the next day. I am generally the type of person who won't worry about things ntil there's something to worry about, but I received a copy of the report today:
"The patient presents with a history of undiagnosed hypogylecemia and enlarged thyroid. The isthmus is normal in size at 2.5 mm. The right lobe masures 3.7 x 1.4 x 1.6 cm while the left lobe measures 4.1 x 2.8 x 2.7 cm.There is a large complex nodule in the left lobe which measures 2.5 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm. Impression: Dominant left sided nodule with a biposy suggested for further evaluation."
The only unusual thing the MRI found were a couple galstones in my gallbladder, but seeing a biopsy is scaring the freak out of me. ANyone with input on the procedure, what a 'normal' thyroid measures are, etc. The doc called today to bump up my appt (she doesn't know I have a copy of the report) and said we'll discuss things at the appt on 1/11, but I can't handle waiting til then.. ..thanks so much-Brandee