MKGand others-Constriction /Shrinkage of Thyroid due to Hashi's
Over one yr. while on synthroid for hashi 's my thyroid on one lobe decreased a little over 50% , other lobe decreased by a smaller amount but still over 20%. Before my thyroid was classified as normal size, now on u/s they say small size.
I read that the antibodies destruction causes both nodules and scar tissue and that scar tissue will contract over time. And that this can lead to breathing /swallowing issues.
I don't want to necessarily wait for big breathing or swallowing issue to occur but as I have 7 nodules (2-8mm)and now a reactive lymph node doesn't it seem like it is time to ask my endo about possibly having the thyroid out.Would you say the factors are mounting? Also my neck is quite sore and lymph gland is tender.
Last edited by osteoblast; 04-16-2008 at 12:40 PM.