Originally Posted by Colomolo
My endocronologist suspects a benign Thyroid Adenoma, can anyone tell me what this means exactly? .
A Thyroid Adenoma is a nodule on your thyroid, generally these are benign, so don't panic. Usually you find these in cases of hyperthyroidism, which is probably the tests you'll have done tomorrow, TSH and Free T levels. If they come back abnormal the next step would be a scan, probably a radioactive uptake test - a hot nodule will show up this way. These nodules make your thyroid produce more hormones than are necessary, making you hyper.
Did the doctor feel your thyroid? Often palpating the gland will relveal the nodule.
I'd make sure the doc was testing my Free Ts, some would just go with your basic TSH first and that isn't enough. Sorry, I don't know a heck of a lot about hyper, but I am sure someone else will be along shortly.