27 year old female with enlarged thyroid gland. Discovered in March, 2012. As soon as I found the lump, I scheduled an appointment with my dr, had blood tests ordered and an ultrasound. My blood test came back showing I am hypERthyroid with TSH being 0.17.
Bilateral thyroid nodules. The largest nodule by far is seen on the left side occupying most of the inferior lobe. This is a complex cystic and solid nodule which is more than 50% cystic, but contains several sizable solid components within it. Dimensions of lesion are 4.4 x 2.2 x 3.0 cm.
The right lobe, small solid nodules are identified, including one in the inferior aspect which measures 1.0 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm, and a smaller solid nodule in the mid right lobe measuring 0.7 x 0.5 cm.
I was then sent to an ENT and had a fine needle biopsy, but it wasn't ultrasound guided. The results were non-diagnostic.
I then went to the endocrinologist (where I should've gone in the 1st place) recommended surgery because of its size. But since the endo wasn't concerned that it was cancer, I didn't want to jump into having surgery, and wait it out and monitor it for a little while. The endo put me on 5mg of methimazole, 5 times a week. I just had my follow up visit with the endo a couple weeks ago. Had another ultrasound, and another round of blood tests.
This round of blood tests showed my hyperthyroid levels are stable and under control. I can even reduce my medication to 4 times a week now. The ultrasound showed my thyroid as stable. However, they ordered another biopsy, this time an ultrasound guided biopsy, of the >4cm complex cystic and solid nodule of left lobe. I go next week to have this done.
I guess what it all comes down to is, should I be worried? Because I'm FREAKING out.