I have been treated for hypothyroidism for several years. In the last 2 years I have gone from a normal size 8 to 18 and now down to a size 3. I stopped my medication 2-3 months ago and have still been losing weight. A total of 61 pounds. Last week they did more tests and discovered I have a nodule on my left, I think, side of my thyroid. I'll be having another ultra sound and needle biopsy 8/5. This week I have also had a tremendous change to having very oily hair. Is there a link here?
Really depends on thyroid levels -- if pointing towards hyperthyroidism, then the nodule may be overproducing thyroid hormone causing all this weight loss even off meds. If it is a "hot" (overfunctioning) nodule then it is not likely cancer. If the TSH is low (the lab indication of hyperthyroidism) then next step would be I-123 scan to compare to ultrasound -- if it is a truly hot nodule, FNA is usually not indicated.
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