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    Old 09-12-2021, 02:41 PM   #1
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    Thyroid Hypoechoic Nodule

    This year my thryroid ultrasound shows a "partially calcified 6 x 6 x 5 mm very hypoechoic solid nodule with punctate internal echogenicities that were not evident previously" (lab report wording). I have been getting thyroid ultrasounds every year since 2015 when the first nodules were found, but they have never gotten any larger & actually many were smaller.

    Labs done this year show TSH at 0.015 (range 0.465 - 4.680 uTU/mL) with Free T3 & T4 levels normal (above midrange). Last year my TSH was 1.15 & my T3 & T4 were a bit lower but still around midrange, so there is a significant difference this year. Yet my doctor doesn't seem concerned & just says to wait & do another ultrasound in a year.

    I'm not sure if I should be concerned with this new nodule & the major drop in TSH, as well as hoarseness in the past year, or just sit back & wait until next year's results?

    Last edited by brendalan; 09-21-2021 at 04:09 PM.

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