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Old 02-14-2005, 11:00 AM   #1
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Unhappy Enlarged Thyroid

Hello,

has anyone ever had an enlarged Thyroid. I was a hyper thyroid suffer and managed to control it for the past 3 years. I just had another ultrasound and have been doing fine. The Dr has just informed me that my thyroid is enlarged, but the TSH levels are ok.

I am not buying this, as my throat is swollen and it is getting hard to swallow and I feel dehydrated a little.

Anyone else every experience this?? and what were the treatments??

Any help would be comforting...

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Old 02-14-2005, 11:09 AM   #2
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Re: Enlarged Thyroid

Have you had a thyroid scan lately?

 
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Old 02-14-2005, 06:43 PM   #3
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Re: Enlarged Thyroid

Hi,
I too have an enlarged thyroid. I've had this lump in my throat feeling for the past 1-1/2 yrs. My neck always feels swollen but doesn't look it. I had a couple of ultrasounds in the past 6 mos. The first said no nodules and the second one said 3 nodules. But all 3 only measure in mm's. My thyroid has grown 1-1/2 cms. on each lobe. I have my 1st endo appt. next week because my gp is concerned about the growth. All my bloodwork is in the "normal" range and I tested negative for antibodies. So he says I'm a mystery even though I alternate between hyper and hypo. It will be interesting to see what the endo tells me.

 
Old 02-15-2005, 09:27 AM   #4
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Re: Enlarged Thyroid

My thyroid was enlarged to four times its normal size due to Hashimoto's disease. My blood work always showed "normal" other than the fine needle biopsy.
I ended up having it removed after unsuccessful levoxyl therapy to shrink it back.
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Old 02-15-2005, 10:04 AM   #5
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Re: Enlarged Thyroid

Thanks all for the responses.

I recently had an ultrasound which showed my thryroid enlargement.

I also have headaches, nervousness, and chest pain.

If it still feels like this in a week. I will go back to my GP.

I am so scared, and do not know what to do!!!

I have not been on meds for 3 years and have been doing very well. I know that I have stress in mylife right now and that is probably the cause of it. I need to get back to my exercise and eat right. I was previosuly diagnosed as hyper.

I also spoke to my acupuncturist, who advised me to go back on my hebals for a while.

thanks

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Old 02-21-2005, 08:08 AM   #6
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Re: Enlarged Thyroid

Final Diagnosis:

Went and saw my regular GP about the Enlarged Thyroid that showed up on the ultrasound.

Because I lost my voice and had a really bad sore throad in early January, this is the reason for the enlarged thyroid. It is just irriated. I have been advised, to take it easy, get lot of rest, drink lots of water. It will take some time to settle down as I also have allergies.

I also had blood test - to check the Tsh levels.

Also, spoke to a very good friend who is Internal Medicine and she said that it will be unlikely to be thyroid cancer. I was going crazy over this because I have been doing so well.

So I am still doing very well. Just a little irritated....

thanks
Everyone for sharing...

 
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