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Intrathoracis Goiter

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Old 12-04-2010, 10:58 AM   #1
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Intrathoracis Goiter

Hello, I am new here. I decided to register after reading as a mere guest.

I have been having the worst asthma attacks since September, and two weeks ago have started back again. I can't sleep from my own wheezing, and really struggling for air. All test results, such as blood gasses, spirometer readings indicate asthma. I am taking Omniflac right now because my WBC is very high, even though no infection has been found.

I went to get a CAT scan the other day, as x-ray noted a nodule in the lingula. The CAT scan was negative on the lingular nodular however noted that a 'thoracic inlet demonstrates enlargement and calcification of the left lobe of the thyroid gland suspicious for partially calcified nodule. Thyroid extends into the left side of the superior mediastinum consistent with itrathoracic goiter on the left".

Is this what is causing my asthma and respiratory problems?

Asthma runs rampant on my father's side. If they don't have asthma, they have eczema. My mother's side has a lot of cervical/goiter problems, too.

I guess this is the part that I can say, I am paddling at the shallow end of the gene pool.

My question is: Does this usually require surgery? If it does, I need it immediately because I cannot breathe. Spiro reading as of late was at 71%.

I appreciate all feedback and response whole-heartedly.

Suree Snyder

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