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Old 08-24-2011, 01:34 PM   #1
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Not sure if the right board, but so nervous

Sorry that I also posted this on another forum, but I wasnt sure which one. Obviously I do not know if I have cancer, but I need some sort of peace of mind while I wait for biopsy results, because im freaking out now. Thank you all so much for understanding.

25 male w 1.5 cm(I believe) solid thyroid nodule on lower right portion

Hey all, I had a FNA ultrasound biopsy today. im nervous about the results, and ive gotten mixed emotions from my dr. and my specialist.

For about a year, my lymph nodes have been swelling up, actually sometimes they would hurt, then go away then come back ect. I kept getting tested for infections, and none were found, they even put me on antibiotics multiple times just to make sure. My white blood cell count came back elevated a few times, but nothing crazy and as of the past few months, normal.

Fast forward, about 4 months ago my throat started to hurt. Went to DR and saw some lumps inside. Figured it was strep, but they did strep tests and was negative. Put me on antibiotics just to be safe. Pain continued and gradually got worse. Was followed by fatigue as well as with night sweats (for about a year now) random bouts of nausea, jaw is sore, some minor earish pain, and headaches. As well as the lymph nodes swelling up whenever. Trouble swallowing and a little more difficulty breathing.

Went back a a month later, DR didnt want to see me, but instead I saw an NP. She instantly felt around and said my thyroid could be the problem. She ran blood work but everything came back normal. She made me go get an ultrasound where they found a 1.5cm solid nodule on my lower right portion of thyroid. She said its a possibly it could be cancer ect.

Went to see specialist 2 weeks ago. He says its a decent chance, but a male at my age (25) should not be getting thyroid cancer. He also ran blood work and that came back all normal. Also, my primary care also did thyroid tests, and those came back normal as well.

Now thats where im nervous/confused. I know a lot of nodules are benign. But, what would be causing all of this and the nodule? Especially if its nothing like Hashimotos or hypo/hyper? Both the PCP and the Specialist both talked heavily on the cancer word.
The nodule is on my right side, but the left lymph node under the jaw is the one that is always swollen (where as the right one slightly swells then goes away and comes back), wouldnt the right one be the swollen one? Wouldnt my thyroid counts be out of wack if it was cancer? Why would my throat hurt/trouble breathing if its technically not even touching my esophagus? Wouldn't I be losing weight if it was cancer (I have not lost any, stayed steady around 200lbs?)

Confused and nervous, figured Id vent it out here and see what I came up with, especially since the past few days that side of the neck has been swelling a lot more then normal.Specialist said I wouldnt hear results for at least a week. Hmmmm maybe this posting will help put me at ease a little bit. Thanks all.

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