Thyroid scan

Thyroid scan

Hey all I have had thyroid disease for 6 years now and I take 200 levothyroxine my gland is now swollen and I am awaiting a ultrasound I just wondered if anyone else has been in this position slightly apprehensive ๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ my latest thyroid blood results were clear last week but swelling still visible drs have said very little apart from in need of a ultrasound thank u ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ

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  • Kel34,

    A thyroid ultrasound scan will measure the size of your thyroid gland and will show the condition ie whether there is damage typical of Hashimoto's, whether the swelling is localised or impacting other organs, and whether there are cysts or nodules and, if so, their size.

    The ultrasound is non-invasive and not uncomfortable. Gel will be smeared on your throat and neck and a hand held camera glided over it to record the details. It will probably take 15-20 minutes.

  • Thank u that is most helpful I am so glad of this site it really helps ๐Ÿ˜˜

  • I had the Ultrasound scan of my Thyroid before diagnosis. I asked for it.

    If the Radiologist doesn't comment, I would just ask. Or go to GP after for results.

    What was your diagnosis? Did you have Blood tests of Thyroid Antibodies? Did You see Endocrinologist?

    My diagnosis was Hashimoto's Autoimmune Thyroiditis & Hypothyroidism.

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  • I dId not see my results to be honest they never discuss with me the results only if un level and dosage needs changing so I am unaware of what my levels actually are . They do change often they cause so many problems thank u for ure reply ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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