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Hi, I'm a 62 yo. female that had an ultrasound and US FNA of my thyroid preformed in 2007 due to an accidental discovery of an abnormal thyroid while having an ultrasound preformed on my chest. In comparison to the measurements of the right lobe of my thyroid which were 5.2 x 2.4 x 2.6 cm the findings of the ultrasound were a large complex nodule in the central right lobe of the thyroid measuring 4.1 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm. that appeared to have cystic spaces and vascular margins. The ultrasound was followed up with an ultrasound guided FNA; however, the cytology results were inconclusive. At this time I had no physical symptoms of a thyroid disorder. Now with it being 2015, over the past year and a half, I have had aggressive weight gain, edema in my lower extrematies, in the past 2 months I have had difficulty swallowing, difficulty sleeping, fatigue, joint and muscle pain throughout my body, and cannot lose any weight. In addition; however it may not be pertinent, I suffer from dust and pollen allergies, asthma, severe vitamin D deficiency and facial acne that will not go away or has blistered and will not heal. I have another thyroid ultrasound scheduled this week. I wanted to know if anyone else has gone through this. I know the nodule has grown in size since 2007; however I do not know if it is just causing hypothyroidism or is it thyroid cancer. Recent blood test results showed that my T3 and T4 levels were within range and my TSH levels were lowered. From what I have read/researched, a benign and malignant cyst/nodule would cause almost identical symptoms. What I can't seem to find out is if thyroid cancer will cause such aggressive weight gain. Any information/feedback would be invaluable.
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