New to the Forum, but I think Forums are a great place to gain experience from others.
I discovered a lump on my Thyroid around May, popped up fairly quickly as I'm pretty sure it wasn't there before. I was suffering with a fair bit of stress and a rather nasty case of Sinusitis at the time. Went through my GP, had a US scan, and ended up within Nuclear Medicine to see a consultant who has carried out a Biopsy (1 sample), and two Iodine scans, one with just the picture and second with the CT/MRI scan.
Biopsy came back as Benign, and looking at the scans thyroid is working as normal, euthyroid I believe they call it. No hot or cold spots. It is multinodular, with one reaching about 2cm.
95% of the time I'm fine, but then I do get days where its sore, and my neck can ache a fair bit right up to my ear, but I think this is more muscle stiffness than anything else.
We have agreed to keep an eye on it, with another US scan in 6months.
However, I'm still a bit concerned by it all. I'm 38, and don't really want my Thyroid removed unless it has to be, but I also don't want it missed if its something more serious.
The consultant has been very good.
Is there any advice anyone can offer on living with a goitre? Or in the end, is it likely that I will have it removed....
No other Hypo or Hyper symptoms.
Thank you for reading.