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Old 08-21-2008, 05:12 PM   #1
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Nodules on thyroid-need advice please!!!

A couple weeks ago I had an ultrasound done of my thyroid. It found that I have 4 nodules. 2 are 9mm, one is 8mm and the other is 9mm, all are hypoechoic with microcalcifications. My thyroid also measures Right: 5.4x2.2x1.7 cm and Left: 5.5x2.2x1.8 cm.

Does anyone know if my thyroid would be considered enlarged or not? Also, do you know what a dr would do these results? Medication, FNA, scan?

I went to a ENT last week and the dr said we didn't need to do anything about them, which frustrates me. I feel I should have more testing done. I'm going for a 2nd opinion in a couple weeks, but just wanted to know what everyone else though.

 
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Re: Nodules on thyroid-need advice please!!!

It sounds like you have a "multinodular goiter"---a lumpy bumpy thyroid. Have you had bloodwork done? You probably have thyroid disease.

After you have bloodwork done, you should find a good regular doc., or an endocronologist to figure out if you need to treat with thyroid hormone. And you should probably get an ultrasound once or twice a year to monitor the nodules.

 
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