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    Just received thyroid diagnosis and head spinning with it all!

    Hi all
    Recently I had a problem with my glands (viral infection) which on examination by my GP showed a problem with my thyroid, within 3 days I was at the hospital for an ultrasound - it showed that my thyroid was enlarged, had several nodules and a 4cm lump on right hand side.
    I have had blood tests over the past few years by my GP as they believed that I had a problem with my thyroid, I had weight gain, head aches, chronic pain in my leg and fatigue, every time it came back 'normal' I dont know what the results were. I just put the problems down to my recent pregnancies - I was 40 at the time - 42 now.
    I have not had any follow up tests yet, but maybe because it is easter???
    Not had the results of the mose recent blood test...
    I am just wondering what to expect next?
    it is so daunting, I am really worried, but everyone I talk to about it says 'Oh i know someone who had their thyroid removed, they are fine now.'

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    Hello @Rockmelly and welcome to the forums.


    I know you have heard it a lot but I know a lot of people who had their thyroid removed including myself. Trust me, removing thyroid is the easiet part......difficulty starts when your body wants to function properly after removal of thyroid but cannot. Normally thyroxine is given to patients which is synthetic and a lot of people do just fine on it provided all other body glands are functioning properly. Others do better on natural thyroid hormones like Armour, Nature etc.


    I'll just wait for results and discuss possible options with your doctor. If thyroid is enlarged than perhaps it's underactive hence it's working hard to produce more hormones. Sometimes if you take extra thyroid hormone, thyroid gland goes back to it's original size. Has happened to me in the past.


    Nodules are always tricky and could point towards cancer in which case thyroid is removed. It all depends what test results come back with. Just wait and take it easy....hopefully things will get better for you.


    Yeah results are getting delayed due to school's holidays and bank holidays. Let us know when you get them and what your GP suggests.

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    I have had the blood results now through my GP and he says everything is normal, that was a relief, although why is my thyroid enlarged. I now have an appointment at the ENT department at my local hospital on 23rd, questions just keep buzzing round my head, I think I may write them down cos I know when I go into see him I will forget them all... is there anything important that I should ask him??

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    I wouldnt trust doctors saying your thyroid normal as most of times, their normal is not actually normal. One size shoe doesn't fit all!!!

    Ask politely for your test results and keep a record of them. In this way you'll be able to track down what is happening with your thyroid. It is possible that thyroid is totally normal and swelling in your neck is something else? Just wait for ENT specialist appointment and see what he/she has got to say. Good luck and hope things work out for you.

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    I saw the consultant last week, still the results are inconclusive.... Going to have a Fine needle biopsy on thursday. Have been advised that either way I will be having surgery - partial or full. I am now not sleeping well at night, bad pains in my rib cage, I can go to sleep no problem, but at about 3 every night I wake with pains running from the back of my ribs round to the front, I saw my GP about it, he had no idea what it could be and prescribed me antidepressants, which I dont want to take.
    Could the pains in my ribs be connected? it is driving me MAD!!!

 

 

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