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Old 08-26-2004, 12:35 PM   #1
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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.

Ultrasound results:
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!

Thanks,
Ladyshyanne

 
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Old 08-27-2004, 01:48 PM   #2
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Re: FTI and heterogeneous prod. solid???? newbie

Hi...I'm sort of new here too, but since no one answered you, let me try. I, too, had an ultrasound that revealed 4 nodules, the largest was described as heterogeneous and measured 2.1cm x 1.9cm x 1.5cm. To make a long story short, I found an endocrinologist (in NYC) who specializes in thyroid disease. He did the biopsy in his office (I am a big chicken and very needle phobic, but even I survived- he gave me a local anesthetic first). I think it is standard that anything measuring more than 2cm is biopsied. Once you have this done, you will know what you are dealing with...worst case is still very curable and manageable.

 
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