Hello, I'm new here and have my first consultant appointment tomorrow at Winchester Hospital and I'm hoping for some tips on what questions I should ask.
Two years ago I had a CT scan and FNA on a 3cm thyroid but had no symptoms (old job had private medical insurance so GP was very keen to investigate).
My TSH was then 0.44, Parathyroid low @ 1.1 (range 1.3 - 9.3) and calcium @ 2.26 (2.15-2.6)
I'm mid forties and until last Christmas had been a size eight (but short) and very active doing sports (sprinting, mountain biking) most days.
I then had a cough and ear ache for seven months, gained a stone and a half, became very tired and wheezy.
I had a painful ultrasound this summer showing 3.8cm solid nodule where the cyst was and more goiter around the windpipe (nothing in lymph glands).
My TSH is now 1 (0.35-4.5) and recently had a couple of 2 week period cycles (oestradiol 118), so am now perimenopausal.
I did have an ovarian cyst 26 years ago and an under-active thyroid when pregnant 24 years ago.
I feel horrible, what do you think I should ask and what can expect tomorrow?