Thyroid nodules (4) were found on my MRI back in March, had ultrasound and biopsy in May. They didnt retreive enough cells so my repeat biopsy was done 2 weeks ago and I just received the results say my Dx is Granulomatous Throiditis. I had no clue what that was so of course I googled it. My PC called today and is referring me to an Endo. Do I need one? I thought this condition would go away on its own. Now Im worried. If anyone could offer some insight I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance
I would suspect you're being sent to an Endo to monitor your condition. It would pay to keep all copies of blood tests so that you can ensure they've checked TSH, FT4, FT3 and thyroid antibody markers.
Many people have thyroid nodules; and they will probably be checked 6 monthly for growth patterns. A small nodule won't get biopsied, and a larger or growing nodule, if corresponding with blood tests showing hyper, would be investigated further. Hyper, or toxic nodules are usually benign, but can over-produce thyroid hormone.
It's good that your PC is sending you to an Endo, who will monitor, and hopefully it will go away on its own!!! But it's nice to have checks in place.
Granulomatous Throiditis usually goes away on its own, but sometimes, does turn into permanent hypothyroidism. That's probably why you are being referred to an endo, so s/he can make a final determination and monitor the situation.
Your pcp is being cautious; I think you should find something else to "worry" about........ lol
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.