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Old 07-05-2012, 05:37 PM   #1
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Hi all!
A bit confused and would appreciate some input. Have mild hypothyroidism. TSH a bit over normal, free T 4 within range. Thyroid ultrasound shows two 4 mm Hypoechoic nodules, mid pole of each lobe. Circumscribed, no other Focal findings. Blood low is normal. Adjacent soft tissues are normal. Parenchyma is mildly heterogeneous. Lobes sizes are within range but typically atypical :-)
Doc did not order FNA. Am reading contradictory things about advisability of FNA. Your thoughts?
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FNA isn't done until nodules reach 1 cm. in size.

Were you prescribed levothyroxine? Besides its potential to eliminate hypothyroid symptoms, it might keep the nodules from growing larger.
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:05 AM   #3
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Thx for your reply. As a BC survivor, I guess I'm a bit on the nervous side. Particularly since the nodules are hypoechoic. Yes, dr did prescribe levothyroxine.

 
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