I have Hashimoto's (tested positive for antibodies last year - private blood test). Ath the moment I have no informational support from my GP. I have a poor family history of thyroid cancer (my sister diagnosed with papillary cancer when she was very young). That's whey I'm very anxious and trying to monitor my thyroid function closely. I had to pay for the private ultrasound twice (I do it once a year) because my GP wouldn't refer me last year.
These are the ultrasound results:
Right lobe of thyroid gland: 51.0x17.1x15.0 mm Left Lobe 51.8x15.7x15.2 mm
Istmus 4 mm appears normal in size,shape and shows homogenous echoes
No evidence of any cervical lymphnodes seen
No evidence of any increased vascularity noted
Both sizes show hypoechoic nodules as follows:
Right lobe: 6.0x4.7 mm, 3.1 x 2.7 mm, 5.1 x 2.5 mm, 4.1 x 1.8 mm
Left lobe: 4.5x1.8 mm, 3.5 x 2.6 mm, 4.6 x 2.0 mm, 2.3x1.6 mm, 6.5 x 3.9 mm, 2.6 x 1.6 mm
So there are 10 small nodules now in total over my thyroid and these are hypoechoic. The biggest nodule is 6.5mm. Last year there was only four tiny nodules! Should I be concerned? It's a lot of nodules.
My hormones are still within normal ranges as follows:
TSH 1.28 (0.27-4.2 miU/L)
Free thyroxine 16.7 (12.0-22.0 pmol/l)
Free T3 4.4 (3.1-6.8 pmol/l)
My GP reviewed my results and refered me to the hospital to have a repeated ultrasound (I don't know when it's going to happen).
What is the best way forward to control my condition? I fear these nodules to turn cancerous.