my nodules are getting bigger. help
i went in on friday for my 6 month followup ultrasound on my goiter.
here are the results in centimeters. old results were at diagnosis, no thyroid replacement. new results are after 6 months of replacement, but probably without any real TSH suppression (lowest around .35, and didn't stay there long).:
area 34.39 43.50
(area is not super scientific, but i thought it would be a good way to compare the lobes/nodules as a whole, and not just individual dimensions).
area 44.48 44.15
0.69 not seen
area 0.50 0.70
area 1.11 1.31
overall, it looks like my left lobe shrunk a bit (-1%), but the right lobe more than made up for that shrinkage with it's growth (27%).
i lost one nodule, but that's suspect to me. is it possible the sonographer just missed it? it was pretty tiny.
the other two nodules both grew (40% and 18%).
should i be concerned? at this point, i don't feel overly concerned. i want to discuss real TSH suppression (<.1) with dr. manzanero, to see if things will shrink then. i especially want the goiter to shrink, because it's really effecting my singing voice and i feel hoarse all the time. thyroid cancer seems highly unlikely, but i would love to get your opinions.