I posted a few weeks ago for the first time regarding having hives and finding a thyroid problem (TPO 804).
I finally had a Dr appt on Tuesday and the GP tested for "everything under the sun" according to the nurse. He also ordered an ultrasound because of the lump he found on the right side. I like his aggressiveness. He's already told me that if he finds anything abnormal he wants to send me to an endo immediately. He doesn't treat ongoing thyroid problems.
I won't have my labs back until next week.
Now, the tech at the hospital who did the ultrasound yesterday told me that there is definitely a nodule and it measures 1.27. She said they don't normally biopsy until it reaches 1.5. But I've read other opinions elsewhere.
Here are my questions:
1. When they do a biopsy are they looking for cancer?
2. What size of nodule is considered suspicious?
3. Is there normally a nodule when you have Hashimotos? (My antibodies are extremely high!)
4. If this is benign, will the medications help to reduce the size? (It's a nuisance to have this lump in my throat.)
***5. My GP suggested that this could also be caused by a virus and that it may go away in 6 weeks to 3 mos. I haven't ever read anything like that. Does anyone know about virus'es and the thyroid???
Any answers you could provide along with additional information I don't know to ask would be greatly appreciated. I'm really trying not to worry about this...but it doesn't help to not understand all that's happening to me. I've never had a health problem in my life and now it seems that I keep getting shocked with their findings.
Thanks so much!