Thyroid ultrac=sounds reults

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Hi all,

In march 2018 I had my right thyroid lobe removed, and had a benign 4cm nodule. the 6th month follow up ultrasound should clear results, I then delayed my 12 month ultrasound to about 18 months and now Ive just been told there is a tiny nodule 4 x 2.5 x 3.2mm, on my left thyroid (the only one I have left!) appearing well defined with mild posteria through transmission and hypoechoic appearance. TI-RADS level 4.

There is also a cyst 4 x2 x 3 mm on the lower pole with normal vascularity and no retrosternal extension.

Im really unsure what this all means nd waiting to hear back from the doctor as to where to next.

Has anyone has similar results? Im really unsure what all the above means. thankyou xx

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    I'm not sure why you had half your thyroid removed for a "benign" nodule.

    benign nodules are very common and not a reason to touch the thyroid.

    I had it all removed because of a 7mm papillary cancer nodule which is barely considered a malignant cancer because it grows so slowly that most people with that will end dieing for other reasons.

    the guidelines were almost changed to call it benign.

    be careful with defending your thyroid ,it's a very important organ and should be removed only if absolutely necessary.

    I regret having mine removed after learning afterward that at such a tiny size nodule it would have taken a lifetime to grow just a little and probably never becoming a health problem.

    good luck

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      I had half my thyroid out 12 years ago and over the last 2 years have had 3 large nodules. TSH almost too low to record all other results normal. Weight loss and pain in my neck. Back on the cabimazole . They are borderline benign but they have to keep a check on them. My consultant has said i couldnt have any more of my thyroid removed because of previous scaring. RAI would have to be the route for me. I agree about trying to keep the thyroid but its a little scary to think they could become sinister in the future. The NHS system is not as good as it used to be and i find i dont get autimatically recalled for my tests etc I have to do it myself.

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      sorry to hear too have nodules! here hoping mine are benign too. unfortunatly with my roght thyroid my fna biopsy came back inconclusive so there was no other option than to operate and removed half my thyroid and then they were able to test the nodule and found out it was benign

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    my husband was diagnosed with multiple nodules in his thyroid gland. all were benign. he went back and forth for them to check them for a few years but after complaining that they were now affecting his swallow, the whole gland was removed. He was told that one nodule had become cancerous but that now the thyroid gland was out there was no further problem. The gland was removed last February (2019) and he was put on 100 micrograms of thyroxine immediately which has been slowly increased to 175. Officially he now falls within the normal dose, but we both feel he needs a little more as he is just in at the bottom. He has an appointment today and will ask for the dose to be increased a little and ask for a 6 week check. We are now both on Thyroxine and know how we feel when the dose is not quite right. I dont know if that is of any help to you at all but thought i would mention it

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      Can you please explain how it was affecting his swallow , it doesn't seem possible unless it became unusually swollen very large.

      Was he convinced by the doctor to remove it?

      Is his swallowing normal now?

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      One could see the large lump on right side of his neck which seemed to have been there forever. There were other nodules apparently all through the gland. When he eventually complained it was affecting his swallow they said that removal was the only option. They did a test prior to removal which involved eating a biscuit and swallowing liquid whilst having the -ray.. My husband saw the ray result and he could see that the oesophagus was half closed (the consultant pointed this out to him ) The nodules were obviously growing and this impacted on his oesophagus. He did ask if the nodules could be removed instead of the thyroid gland and the consultant said that if he removed only the nodules they would grow back after 6 months. The gland , when removed was a very large thyroid gland ( so the consultant said ). He can now swallow better but he says that he feels sometimes that " he runs out of voice " ie. his voice sounds normal to others but not to him, and he cannot keep talking for long periods of time. Hopefully it will improve. Hope that information is helpful

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