Thread: Hashimotos!!
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:22 AM   #1
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I posted earlier and got a great response and thanks guys.
I have since in the last 24 hours had further work as suggested - Nuclear scan and blood work,
TSH - Normal
Antibodies and Antiblobulins off the scales
As suggested got the Free t3 and 4 - normal range
Nuclear scan shows great increase of blood flow in the complete thyroid and now only two nodules - one large at 2.5 x 2.0 x 1.8 cm
Photopenic and on sonograph no suspicious signs but as per normal, a Fine Needle aspiration to confirm. The rest of the thyroid is unremarkable and homogenous. The Doc this is it Hashimoto, I believe it to be Toxic Nodular but I am not the expert.
Had a Needle Aspiration 10 months ago which showed the large nodule and was a benign follicular lesion.
I am looking to see if i should get the damn thing out or the bad side an get on with life. i am tired of of going hypo and hyper, it has nearly cost my marriage, the symptoms and i am wondering if anyone else has been in this situation.
I am a great believer in if it is not supposed to be there remove it. One les thing to worry about.
Any help is greatly appreciated

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