It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Thyroid Disorders Message Board

  • Multinodular

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 09-13-2007, 06:15 AM   #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date: Oct 2006
    Location: London, Ontario, Canada
    Posts: 10
    CingU HB User

    Hi, i am concerned about the five nodules that were found in my thyroid. My levels are considered normal at TSH 0.62-FT4 10.-FT3 4.2
    Thyroglobulin 51.7 and negative for anti's
    I was first diagnosed one year ago with nodules with the first results showing 3 right sided nodules and 2 left ranging from 3-7 mm in size. Some isoechoic, some with hypoechoic rims and one partly calcified but doesn't mention whether it was iso or hypo. nontheless non-specific. My thyroid measured 4.9x1.7x1.8cm on the right and 4.3x1.4x1.4cm on the left and my isthmus was 2mm

    On followup this new ultrasound says 3 on the left and 2 on the right but one not previously mentioned,which would make 6 nodules but still only 5 reported, different sizes from 0.5cm-7.7cm and different locations, again, of coarse, non-specific. Thyroid measurements at 4.2x0.8x1.2 on the right and 3.5x0.7x1.2 on the left with no mention of the isthmus. So it seems my thyroid has shrunk.
    I was also diagnosed with thyroiditis last year, since then i have had pain and pressure in my throat, and an excess of saliva.
    No further tests have been suggested but rather to follow up again in a year. But since the two ultrasounds were completely different, (which the GP didn't even look at. I noticed it when i got home) I was thinking on getting a referral to an ENT since I seem to be dealing with doctor's that completely rely on blood work and the last word on the ultasound report, that being, NON-SPECIFIC.
    What are your suggestions.

    Last edited by CingU; 09-13-2007 at 06:16 AM.

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 10-19-2007, 02:44 PM   #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date: May 2007
    Location: US
    Posts: 158
    Clarissa234 HB User
    Re: Multinodular

    Go with your instinct. Get an appointment with an ENT. Find someone who answers all your questions, not just looks at your lab work and dismisses everything else.


    Call your doctor and ask him why he's not concerned about the obvious changes in size and why the other nodule wasn't counted. He might want to see you again, might have an answer to satisfy you, or might have no answer and just serve as further incentive for you to find another doctor.

    Old 10-19-2007, 05:43 PM   #3
    Senior Veteran
    Join Date: Sep 2006
    Location: Ozarks in Arkansas
    Posts: 1,838
    Oleander53 HB UserOleander53 HB UserOleander53 HB User
    Re: Multinodular

    I have a multinodular thyroid........ 4 nodules and a goiter were found after I complained about pressure in my throat........ you can go back and read my thousands of posts on this board when I was crazy and out of my mind with fear about all of it..........I saw 3 Endo's, and ENT, a Vascular surgeon.....all gave me different opinions........ It was 1 year in July that I was told I had theses.

    If I were you? I would have an uptake scan to see if the nodules are hot or cold.....I am not big on FNA's when you have so many nodules......and ask for a cancer level to be drawn........The uptake scan will tell you alot.

    My labs were also in the low normal range but they put me on Armour to supress my thyroid and it worked well.........all the books say it doesn't work well it worked for goiter is gone and my thyroid is small and nodules have not grown.......So I am waiting and watching.......... I would like to keep my thryoid........

    So I get an ultra sound every 6 months now and labs every six months....I stay on Armour thyroid also..........

    Good luck and let us know what you are doing..............Oleander

    The Following User Says Thank You to Oleander53 For This Useful Post:
    thyroidmess (11-20-2012)
    Old 10-20-2007, 08:50 AM   #4
    Join Date: Sep 2007
    Location: Medfield, MA
    Posts: 75
    Petra1979 HB User
    Re: Multinodular

    I agree with Oleander, get the nodules checked out and also you may want to consider meds. I have 4 nodules and an enlarged thyroid and my blood levels are similar to yours (I am assuming your FT4 was 1.0 not 10) That means that you FT4s are on the low side and you have room for improvement there so finding a good dose of thyroxine could help shrink the goiter. I am just now starting on 25 mcg of Levoxyl and will probably be increased in 6 weeks. It is a slow process, but it does help some people and i am hoping it will help me because I also don't want to have surgery. The goiter has bothered me for years and the dr. always sent me on my way because my TSH was "normal" Meds don't work for everyone with a MN goiter, but it's worth a shot, in my opinion.

    Good luck to you!

    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    multinodular goiter pacanela2000 Thyroid Disorders 14 05-13-2007 07:21 AM
    Dx with Multinodular goiter supermom0321 Thyroid Disorders 10 06-22-2006 05:28 PM
    Multinodular goitre - Advice needed Colomolo Thyroid Disorders 10 01-21-2006 10:10 AM
    Hashimoto's AND multinodular goiter??? dbcooper Thyroid Disorders 0 07-08-2005 08:50 AM
    Multinodular Goiter Question suncat Thyroid Disorders 0 06-01-2005 05:45 PM
    Multinodular goiter/Autoimmune/Subtotal Thryoidectomy skewch Thyroid Disorders 3 01-24-2005 12:05 PM
    Multinodular Goiter Photo25dolphin Thyroid Disorders 3 12-01-2004 05:01 PM
    Newby...nontoxic multinodular goiter mrsbucky Thyroid Disorders 2 02-26-2003 09:23 AM

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:05 PM.

    2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!