the I-131 dose for thyroid cancer is usually much higher than for the graves disease or just a body scan. I had mine(june 2008) and my tsh was greater than 100 and I had to be on isolation in the hospital for 3 days I threw up the whole time, puffy face soo tired I would see black dots every time I tried to stand.
then isolation at home for 2wks stuck t...
Hi! and welcome! I am also 24 and share a similar story.
I agree with Julie that it sounds like hashimotos and I also wonder if the drs have checked your tpo antibodies?!
I have read that multiple nodules are LESS likely to be cancer and they are in fact very common of the general public. Can I as what your tsh was? I am also surprised they are going...
Hey everyone I was just wondering since this is a thyroid disorder community how many of us have/had thyroid cancer? and if so what kind? Maybe if you reply to my post just like this..
--family history of a goiter--
hypothyroidism tsh 8.9 feb 08
dx hashis and nodule apr 08
dx pap w/ 2 + nodes apr 08
total thyroidectomy may 0...
I was diagnosed a month or so before finding the cancer with hashimotos thyroiditis however this didnt reflect really on my tsh or t4. I think the disease can make your tsh fluctuate. The test they did to determine my hashimotos was called THYROID ANTIMICROSOMAL ANTIBODY I think there is a different name for it too.
good luck and I agree with cynnieb4...
I almost had an ultrasound guided biopsy(bx) although my mass was not really small it was more across the whole isthmus and right lobe. the u/s is needed to guide the doctors if your mass is not palpable so they can get the right tissue.
I ended up seeing a different endo for the u/s guided biopsy and he found the nodule palpable so no u/s was needed.
Well I think the thymus is quite a bit lower than where I feel my pressure. When I had the barium swallow they didnt see and stricture in the esophogus I was surprised because it sure feels like it is much smaller than it should be!!!
From what my doctor says this is symptom if related to my hernia and/or gerd it would not consistantly stay there and I ...
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