Hi, I found this group last night and having had a disheartening day at my local hospital with ENT Consultant.
About 6 years ago my GP told me I was borderline Hypo and put me on regular bloodtests for 6 months, the last two of which came back normal. So she advised it may have been stress, so to see how I went. About 2 years ago I started with symptoms of hypo but was dealing again with alot of stress. First nursing my Dad through terminal cancer and then 6 months after loosing him, my husband got diagnosed with bowel cancer, my thoughts were in caring for him not myself.
I finally went to my GP last summer, he did one thyroid blood test and told me my thyroid was fine but I was severely anemic, so put me on iron.
In the mean time, a dentist who was removing my wisdom teeth found a lump on my thyroid and sent me for an ultrasound, the results were given to my GP so I was referred to ENT. On my first visit to ENT they told me the ultrasound had been lost so I needed it repeating, which I did. I then went back to be told, the lumps weren't all cystic, one had microcalcification in. So I needed a FNA, where the consultant told me that one lump had microcalcificaitons in and another was completely calcified.
A month later I've had the FNA, returned to ENT to be told its inconclusive so needs repeating in the next 3 weeks, so I have to return to them in 6 weeks to see what the results are. But they may still be inconclusive as they're getting alot of those currently!!
I've also been told today I have fibroids and possible enodmetrosis of my womb, so need to also be referred to a Gyno, could this be linked to my thyroid?
My consultants keep telling me its ok, nothing to worry about. Very unlikely to be cancerous, its just a routine thing to confirm my lumps are Stage 1 (benign) rather than Stage 2-4 (different levels of certainty of cancer).
I'm loosing the will to live with it all and am obviously really worried. I've considered going private to see if I can get some answers, if someone will look at the complete picture of whats going on, and find out exactly what my nodules are.
If anyone has any advise on what to do next it would be welcome, but 4 trips to the GP and be dismissed as its just anaemia (which I still am despite 7 months of iron tablets) and my throid is fine, I don't feel going back there is an option. If anyone knows any midlands based private consultants who maybe of use please pm me.