Hello all, strange question here.
I am diagnosed hypothyroid and take euthyral (a combo pill t3/t4) as prescribed by my old endo, and everything is ok in that area. However, my old endo is unavailable and I am seeing someone new. I find some of her statements already very strange/questionable and would like to know your thoughts.
I went for a thyroid ultrasound a few months ago and it came back with the result that while my thyroid is a little on the small side of what is considered normal, it looked healthy and fine. No nodules, no goiter.
This new endo laughed when I tried to hand her the ultrasound results for my file with her. She (ironically) joked she will send me for my next one when I am 110, saying that they are useless. She then examined me and said that I have a goiter.
I told her that was strange because my old endo had put me on iodine previously (my lab results had been very low so he had me supplementing but since then they’ve been fine so no further supplementing). She insisted that I have a goiter in any case. (Personally, I don’t see it or feel it but she claims to feel it during the exam.)
When I google search the effectiveness of thyroid ultrasounds there doesn’t seem to be any question about their usefulness. But often the group here has the best advice about what is useful and what isn’t.
Is it possible that the thyroid ultrasound is really such a useless tool, and that this endo is correct and that her hands have picked up what the scan never did??
She said several other “interesting” (aka questionable, to me anyways!) things so I’m not entirely sure that I’m with the best new Dr for me. Any advice or thoughts is appreciated.
PS it’s probably worth noting that my old endo also did a physical exam previously and said that there was no goiter.
Edited: fixed it to say hypothyroid instead of hyper.