Thanks Reece. I was somewhat upset that they gave me results without explaining much and without me being able to speak with my doctor. The nurse said he wanted to see me, so I will call Monday to see when I can get an appointment.
In the past when the nodules were first discovered, they told me my labs were all within range with nodules in the thyroid noted. From what I have read that is called a non-toxic nodular goiter? So if I am still within range can they still medicate to shrink the nodules or the total thyroid itself? I figured they would not, if the lab values were all still within range.
My main and overwhelming symptom is the pressure on the right side of my neck, which is where the larger lobe of thyroid is. I really want that to be gone.
Thanks for your reply and time.
Originally Posted by Reece
I think you are getting way ahead of yourself. I don't know why the "nurse" called you if she wasn't going to explain things properly, and just make you nervous instead.
A goiter---an enlarged thyroid, can sometimes be reduced with thyroid medication. You are probably "hypothyroid" and when you get your blood work results, you can share them on this board, and somebody can give you your thoughts.
You would only have to consider radioiodine if your were hyperthyroid, which you probably are not.
You aren't at a stage where you need to consider surgery. you need more information, you need to see your doctor, discuss the results and go from there. I don't think the thyroid necessarily will grow so large that it will obstruct your airway. You've got plenty of time to learn more about your situation.