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Recent Ultrasound Abnormal
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Recent Ultrasound Abnormal

I have been having alot of issues with sore throat and fullness in my neck. Feeling like I have a vise around my neck,
I had a recent thyroid Ultrasound it showed:
Bilateral thyroid lobes are enlarged and hypoechoic. There is a 0.3 x 0.2 CM hypoechoic non vascular nodule right lobe. A faint 0.8 x0.4 cm hypoechoic nodule with slight perinodular flow right lobe, and a 1.0 x 0.9 CM hypoechoic heterogenoous nodule with intraductal flow left lobe.
The report is recomending and FNA and thyroid uptake and scan. My primary care doctor is also recomending I see and endo dr. All of which I will do but none of which have been scheduled yet because of insurance. I currently have an HMO so I need authoraztion for all.
Any one have any ideas on what any of this means. Please be honest. I would really like to have information.
Thank you in advance for your ideas/and help
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I do not think a nuclear scan is likely going to be helpful.  Also the nodules are small, measuring up to only 1.0 cm.  I would likely see an endocrinologist first to see if any additional testing, at this point, of the nodules is needed.  If you have not had testing for Hashimoto's, TSH, free T4 and TPO antibodies, would consider this as well as these changes may be related to Hashimoto's.
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Hi....
I'm in Australia so don't know what a HMO is??
You won't know exactly for sure until you have further tests and scans. There are a lot of people on here with great advice that can help but you need to try see an Endo ASAP.
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