bleeding from thyroid nodule

Hi all,

Have been on Thyroxine for approx 15 years.

I may have asked this before but don't remember much of what I do so will try again..

I went to a GP who was recommended by a neighbour of mine.. sat down and when

she finally looked up from her desk... explained that I was feeling very uncomfortable in the

thyroid region.. throbbing etc... she responded by standing up and ushering me out of the

room.. when I had the cheek to ask what I should do about it she just said "Live with it"

and opened the door to see my on my way.

I then went to see another GP who sent me for an ultrasound which proved to be a bleeding from the

nodule.

My question is - is that normal?? Does everyone experience bleeding? Why was nothing explained to me?

If anyone has had the same experience I would like to hear it because, to be quite honest, it terrified me.

I thought it was cancer when I saw what looked like a big black hole in my throat.

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  • Haras,

    I am sorry you are having this experience. Have you been referred to an endo ?

    Thyroid nodules are growths in the thyroid gland and are not usually cancerous. I have read that if a nodule suddenly grows and bleeds it can be very painful.

    Hyper or hypothyroidism can be caused by nodules which are usually left unless they are causing a problem. Some can be controlled with thyroid meds while others may require other treatment or surgery.

    You may need an FNA or biopsy to eliminate any suspicious possibilities.

    Do you have thyroid function test results to post, complete with ranges (numbers in brackets) for members to comment.

    Flower

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    Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this information is not intended to be a substitute for medical guidance from your own doctor. Please check with your personal physician before applying any of these suggestions.

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  • Thanks so much Flower

    I will endeavour to post my results, although I'm not too bright when it comes to technology.. 71yrs old and used to be proficient at all that but

    brain fog (or dementia) has turned me into a dithering old fool... I try but

    get very muddled.

  • Haras,

    I would go back to the doctor who referred you for the ultrasound and she should have the results back. Ask to be referred to an Endocrinologist and hope he/she is sympathetic and knowledgeable.

    Low T3 (one of the main thyroid hormones) or low Vitamin B12 can cause dificulties in us remembering. Vit B12 is a prohormone rather than vitamin and is essential for us to have it around 1,000 whereas the doctors believe it's o.k. if it is in the lower part of the range (around 200). If you've had B12 and Vit D checked, post the results and the ones above on a new post. If not request

    We shouldn't really be searching the internet for answers but it seems to be a fact these days, that doctors are unaware of clinical symptoms of hormonal dysfunctions.

  • My current doc told me to stay away from B12. I had been taking it for years as I thought it was necessary. She wouldn't give me a

    reason to stop taking it. I questioned her twice and she just simply said "I'm telling you not to take it anymore"

    Have been searching for a good GP for a couple of years.

  • You should get a new blood test for B12, haras.

    If you had been taking supplements it may be that your B12 is o.k. Your doctor sounds horrible and she obviously hasn't got that most crucial element -sympathy for the sick/vulnerable.

    I think we should have a B12 and all the other minerals/vitamins once yearly at your age.

  • Hi Haras, sorry to hear of your problem. I've been looking at the Internet also for you, www.mayo clinic / or www.webmd are informative sources if you can check them out yourself.

    I'm not medically qualified just another thyroid patient, but also inquisitive so I look things up. I hope you get some help soon and are not having any pain or swelling in your neck - either of those should have you definitely following Shaws and Flowers suggestions.

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