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Old 07-24-2009, 12:35 PM   #1
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missing left lobe - HELP!

Recently in a routine bloodwork trip I had my TSH t3 and T4 teated, all normal ranges, but due to an unrelated (I thought) pain in my throat my doc sent me for an ultrasound which found that I have no left lobe, and a 3mm cyst and a 4mm nodule on my right lobe, which is also enlarged.

I'm a healthy 37 year old woman, but as a side note, I am VERY fatigued, stress on the VERY, and have thinning hair, low sex drive, depression, heavy irregular periods, yada yada yada...any ideas bc I thought if my labs were OK I was in the clear as far as my thyroid was concerned, but this new development is odd!

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Old 07-24-2009, 04:11 PM   #2
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Re: missing left lobe - HELP!

Perhaps you didn't get the right tests, did you get a free T3 and free T4? They are different from just T3 and T4 and actually measure the free or available thyroid hormones in your blood and are the best way to guage your thyroid status. You sound very hypo to me.

I would get your doc to order those tests as well as the antibody tests, TPO-Ab and TG-Ab and vitamin D, B12, and ferritin for starters. Then post here with the ranges. Just because you are "in range" does not mean you are at healthy levels.

I also recommend a saliva cortisol test with your stress intolerance. Long-term hypothyroidism can stress and fatigue your adrenals and cause more symptoms.

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Old 07-25-2009, 11:40 AM   #3
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Interesting! Thanks or the info - I didn;t get the "free t3" and "free t4" just t3 and t4, so I guess that's total and not free...I have a feeling they will order more tests - I see the gp next week but I have a feeling I am going to need to see an endo on my own bc my doc tends to be a little "AH, It's OK!" to everything which I guess is my fault bc I'm liek the boy who cried wolf - I'm forever going on there complaining of fatigue so I think he thinks I'm just a complianer.

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