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thyroid nodules and calcification

I have recently been diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis after two miscarriages and their followup blood work. My TSH levels were at 5.047 (range .45-4.5) and my Thyroid Peroxidas Antibodies were at 1272 (range 0-34)  I was sent in for a thyroid ultrasound which came back: There are two hypoechoic nodules in the right thyroid isthmus 6x4x3 and 5x3x3mm.  Small calcification in right thyroid lobe and a hypoechoic nodules measuring 2mm. Thyroid isthmus measures 3mm.  I was told to follow up in 6 months.  I know that they nodules are not considered large but I was concerned because of the hypoechoic nature as well as the calcification.  I have been extremely tired with forgetfulness, slight weight gain as well as a fullness and sometimes soar feeling in my throat making it harder to swallow at times.  About a year ago I had several episodes of dizziness and passing out.  I was told then that I had low blood pressure with low resting heart rate followed by much higher heart rate upon standing.
After being diagnosed with hashimoto's I brought up these episodes and was told they were probably the early stages of this disease presenting itself.  I know they would have sent me in if they thought the nodules may be suspicious for cancer but I wanted to find out a little more information if I could about my situation.  I cannot get into an endocrinologist until the end of February and I am concerned.  My family has a long history of thyroid conditions as well as diabetes ext. My husband and I would really like to start trying to conceive again but I would like to get this figured out first because we have already suffered two miscarriages.  If you could give me any advice/info on my specific situation that would be a great help, or if I am just paranoid.  Thanks for your time!


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Hi there,
If I was you the calcification means they are old... It is a lilttle worrisome than not. I would DEMAND they take it out. I do not like the wait and see in six months!!! I had the same thing I had Papillary carinoma. Not to scare you or anything but the FNA FINE NEEDLE BIOPSEY is not that accurate mine was negative for any malignant cells but I still had cancer. I would take the proactive approach and make sure if you do have it out to make sure if it is suspious get the WHOLE thing out. I had to have two surgeries and a neck disection. Then RAI RADIO ACTIVE IODINE, So yout ake care and follow your gut... Get a good surgon and endocrinologist that specializes in thyroids..
Good luck!
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