FTI and heterogeneous prod. solid???? newbie
Sorry to bug everyone, I'm new here- but things are just eating away at me, and I am having a time trying to figure it out, and figured someone here might be able to help me.
First, a little history.
A year and a half ago, I was sent to a liver specialist for elevated liver enzymes. Ends up, I have a rare uncurable liver disease. When the liver specialist examined me, she noted that I had a thyroid nodule. Nothing was done about it by her or my physician though. Then the beginning of august this year, she had me go for an ultrasound.
Left lobe: 4.8 x 1.7 x 1.0 cm with tiny low echogenicity nodule 1 x 2 x 2 mm
Right lobe: 5.4 x 2.7 x 2 cm- enlargement on right is entirely result of large mid pole nodule measuring 1.8 x 2.4 x 2.9 cm and is heterogeneous predominantly solid. Greater than 2 cm in diameter and dominant by imaging criteria.
The radiologist? recommended that a biopsy be done.
Instead, my liver doctor is having me see a different MD, and ordered bloodwork and a radioactive scan of some sort.
Blood test results:
T-4: 8.0 (5.5-11.0)
T-3 Uptake: 27.10 (23.50-40.60)
FTI: 2.17 (23.50-40.60)
TSH: 1.17 (0.47-4.68)
The scan was a two day scan- I finish it tommorrow. Dont see the doc for results till tuesday. Meanwhile, I'm freaking out about all this. Does anyone know what this all means- can anyone tell me whether this sounds serious? I have four young kids to worry about- I need more info than "we'll talk on tuesday" HELP!!!!!
Any ideas? Any help is greatly appreciated!