Enlarged Thymus Gland After Months Of Symptoms -- Help Please
Hi, I'm a 37 year old male, I don't drink or smoke or do drugs, never have. I was informed that a Cat Scan of my chest showed an enlarged thymus gland. I've had months of on/off fatigue and muscle pain, plus an odd bronchial problem which this doctor and no other has confirmed as bronchospasm. He did not seem to think the enlargement was cancerous, though I understand it might be, seeing it as an abnormality. He said he's not sure if the breathing problem is from it or not. Does anyone have any idea? Usually the only problem I've had, after a bout with the flu in January, has been this bronchial congestion, which makes me gulp for air now and then (unless that's not directly related to it). Does anyone know if the thymus might be capable of causing these breathing problems?
Incidentally -- the Cat Scan was a month old, taken in an ER. The doctors never informed me of any abnormality. Their paperwork (never given to me) advised 3-6 month check on size of thymus.
My thyroid readings have been fluctuating this year, once going from .04 to .4 in two weeks. The doctor wants me to see another endocrinologist. The one I saw said I was borderline hyperthyroid and that giving me medicine at this point wouldn't do me any good, he felt I would only need it if I stayed at .04 or the thyroid "crashed." It was around .125 about a month ago. I have hyperthyroid symptoms like increased appetite but the T3 and T4 were normal.
Last edited by UBR; 09-03-2005 at 06:21 PM.