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Nodule pain?

SLWS
SLWS

I just got two test results back and due to the fact I do have a nodukevin my right thyroid, which has grown some but doctors, said we will wait to see if it gets worse. Well recently I had Cytomel added to my meds and it worked great for about a month, then just off.

Well here I sit today with what I believe is my nodule which is now a lump (as near as I can recall it’s the same thing they removed from my left thyroid years ago) that is quite painful. I am not wanting to make something out of nothing but my

Free T4 is .7

TSH .030

I’m not sure if he ordered other tests but do these levels indicate that it might be my thyroid nodule is getting worse. I knew they should have just taken that think out with the other one as I begged them to do.

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SlowDragon
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Test results are no good without ranges added please

For full Thyroid evaluation you need TSH, FT4, FT3 plus TPO and TG thyroid antibodies and also very important to test vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12

Ask GP to test vitamins and thyroid antibodies. They won't test FT3

Private tests are available. Thousands on here forced to do this as NHS often refuses to test FT3 or antibodies or vitamins

thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/testin...

Medichecks Thyroid plus ultra vitamin or Blue Horizon Thyroid plus eleven are the most popular choice. DIY finger prick test or option to pay extra for private blood draw. Both companies often have money off offers.

All thyroid tests should ideally be done as early as possible in morning and fasting. This gives highest TSH and most consistent results. (Patient to patient tip, GP will be unaware)

If antibodies are high this is Hashimoto's, (also known by medics here in UK more commonly as autoimmune thyroid disease).

About 90% of all hypothyroidism in Uk is due to Hashimoto's. Low vitamins are especially common with Hashimoto's. Food intolerances are very common too, especially gluten. So it's important to get TPO and TG thyroid antibodies tested at least once .

Link about thyroid blood tests

thyroiduk.org/tuk/testing/t...

Link about antibodies and Hashimoto's

thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/about_...

thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/about_...

List of hypothyroid symptoms

thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/about_...

Have you had an ultrasound of thyroid? If not, ask for one to be done

SLWS
SLWS
in reply to SlowDragon

Thank you very much for the information. I have had an ultrasound and it has grown slightly and they said just leave it, I know that if they just take it out things will be fine but I’m so tired of not being listened to by doctors.

What are your feelings about hypothalamus disorder and subsequent tests to decipher if you have it or not. I do have a TBI and was in a coma.

Is that treated differently?

Your help is much appreciated ❤️

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