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Old 07-09-2002, 08:21 PM   #1
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Ultrasound Results - Hypervascular Solid Nodule

Just wondering if any could help me with the significance of the results from an ultrasound while I am waiting on the dr to call.

First: I am hypothyroid and on .125 of Synthroid (increased to this level about 9 or 10 mos ago)

Second: Last October, the dr ordered another ultrasound b/c I complained of achiness and full feeling in neck area. Only finding was 2 very small hypoechoic spots in isthmus area of thyroid. Dr. said he would repeat scan in 6-8 mos.

Now: He had the untrasound repeated last week. I went the next day back to hospital to get a copy of the report and am now waiting on the dr's office to call. This time it showed a hypervascular sold nodule with a hypoechoic rim that approx 6 mm in diameter and several smaller hypoechoic cysts and/or nodules also in left lobe and isthmus.

Also: I am being watch as to possibly developing an autoimmune disease and have bloodwork repeated periodically (waiting on the latest results from that as well).

Another concern: My mother and two aunts all had goiters (my mother also had a fairly large tumor on thyroid) and all had thyroid (or part of thyroid) removed. My mother and one aunt later developed cancer of unknown origin in chest area and both died within 6 mos of discovery (they were about 9 yrs apart). Third aunt developed breast cancer and then bone cancer but is a survivor.

Question: Just wondering what is the significance of finding and what the dr will probably do next. I am trying to be patient while waiting on him - giving him the benefit of a doubt just coming off a long weekend and all.

Finally: Your responses will be greatly appreciated!

 
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Old 07-11-2002, 06:49 AM   #2
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Re: Ultrasound Results - Hypervascular Solid Nodule

Rita,
Thanks for posting your situation. I too, am having a problem with my thyroid. In May during my annual pap my GYN felt something in the neck area. She did blood work to determine is my thyroid is "normal"... she referred me to my primary care doctor & sent my results over. My primary care doc-redone more blood work-and sent me for an ultrasound, completed in June. (The kind lady doing the ultrasound-secretly advised me she saw goiters-but could not officially advise me of the finding). Results then went back to primary care doc, who advised there are 3 findings- one on the left, two on the right. Thinks they have same characteristics of small cysts. Well now I have an appt- end of July to have the needle aspiration procedure done. I am a little worried b/c it has been since May with the original discovery and if it is something more than a cyst-long time for no treatment. I have questions about what exactly I should be asking when I show up for the procedure. What information should I request from my primary care doc? If I remember correctly my blood results were boarderline normal. Any suggestions or recommendations would be helpful. Thanks

 
Old 07-11-2002, 07:44 PM   #3
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Re: Ultrasound Results - Hypervascular Solid Nodule

I know what you mean about drs not getting in a hurry to get something done. I had my ultrasound done the 3rd, I personally went by the hopsital on the 5th (4th was a holiday) and picked up my copy, and my dr's office just got a copy today. And is only b/c I called and asked about the results. They returned my call and said that they had just gotten the report a little while before. I think they forgot that they had previously told me that when I had tests done at the hospital next door, they always got the results the next day b/c they were online with the hospital and all they had to do was print it off. I have not let them know that I get a copy of my report before they do and I didn't even want to go there. I just wanted my dr to read it and tell me what to do next which I am guessing is a fine needle aspiration.

Anyway, get a copy of your report yourseld and of your bloodwork and have it in hand when you go. My experience has been when I wait for one dr to fax over stuff, it may or may not get there, and if it does, it floats around several floors and may eventually get to my file. So, it just makes it simpler to carry in hand. The dr (specialist) never seem to read them before the visit anyway.

Well, good luck and hope all goes well.

Didn't mean to get so wordy - guess I was just letting off a little steam.

Rita

 
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