I'm a 20 year old female, overall good health aside from an underactive thyroid. I was on 75 mcg Levoxyl recently decreased to 25 mcg after a TSH reading of .03, heart palpitations, bounding pulse. This was found at the same time as a "nodule" in my thyroid region. Inferior and posterior to the left lobe of the thyroid was a .75 cm hypoechoic lesion. They thought it was a thyroid nodule or parathyroid adenoma, and it turned out to be a reactive lymph node. Submental lymph nodes were also found to be a few millimeters in size and appeared to be inflammatory in nature. I was told to have the node removed now or wait and watch for 2 months. Should I be scared? My mom had Grave's disease. My thyroid was not inflamed on the ultrasound. Could it be an autoimmune process, a result of the "off" TSH levels, or something worse (don't even want to say the "c" word).
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