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Old 05-07-2003, 06:00 PM   #1
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Okay, 1 1/2 years of this now, and my neck this last week has fluid looking swelling at the collar bone. I saw my doctor, and she's a bit baffled, ordered blood work which she had faxed and looked at while I was in ER. everything looked normal, with the exception of my FT4 ( 9-24) was 12.2, this down in 3 months from 16, all of course normal and I am not on any meds. TSH is .628 ( .4-5.0)
I have gained about 30 lbs in the past year, noticeably in the breasts& lower stomache area ( above the hips)and of late my neck aches like burning ache and the swelling.
I can see my cyst still when I swallow, it's hard to say if the size has decreased or if my neck is just thicker and covering it more. I had a chest xray done and I am to have another ultra sound next Monday.
Any thoughts out there?

 
Old 05-08-2003, 06:51 PM   #2
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Guess I'll find out soon enough. My doctor called today and said my chest Xray from Monday showed some nodules on the film, I was too shoicked to ask where abouts. She is sending me to a Respirologist(sp?)who is an Internist as well. She is also ordering up a CT for me.
Since my Nuclear Uptake was elevated, and my first Internist said I am at risk of developing Graves, should I do the CT? Is the CT not the one that they inject Iodine into you?
Any comments would be appreciated.

 
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