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Advice please!


I've just had an ultrasound scan of my thyroid/neck.

I've been feeling basically awful for the past year. Had two lots of TFT to look for underactive thyroid, both came back normal, thought having the coil fitted would help, but the only thing it has done is make my periods stop. In October I noticed a swelling on the side of my neck, visited my GP, who did a TFT. When getting my results we noticed the lump had grown, and I was fast tracked to see an ENT to rule out cancer. Today at my ultrasound I was told that the could "feel the lump, but nothing abnormal is showing on the scan", and the pictures will be forwarded to my consultant whom I am next seeing in January.

I just feel like I'm hitting a brick wall. There is thyroid history in my family (both mother and younger sister), I'm ticking every box so to speak, bar the bloods and scan.

Has anyone else had this? Is there anything I should be asking for? I just feel like I'm hitting a brick wall

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The lump is likely to be either a thyroid cyst or nodule. If the nodule is 1.5cm - 2cm a fine needle aspiration biopsy is usually done to investigate whether there are malignant cells. 95% of thyroid nodules are benign. Most thyroid nodules are asymptomatic.

Normal is a very broad range. What were your thyroid results and ranges (the figures in brackets after the results)?


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