This is likely part of hashimoto's but based on described size of 1.6cm, this needs further evaluation and possible FNA biopsy to confirm it is benign. I-123 nuclear scan is NOT indicated. The next step is to find an endocrinologist who does his/her own ultrasound to look at your thyroid and determine if FNA is needed.
The primary physician ordered the Ultrasound, but not a I-123 they just told me to go see an endocrinologist. Is the I-123 necessary or would a FNA be equally as good? Just exhausted from the stress of it all.. Thanks for the answer was very helpful. IS there a likely hood more toward Benign or is there not enough evidence at this point?
I-123 is not necessary and would be a waste of time/money.
Ultrasound by the endocrinologist with possible FNA is the next step.
90-95% of these are benign.
Ok so the doctor did a few tests on me
My thyroid antibodies came back negative.
However, he did find that I am insulin resistant, as my sugars were 109, and something about my IR being 2.9. he also said I have a vitamin D deficancy. With another test showing i have a lot of inflammation in my body.
I am scheduled for FNA this Friday. Very worried about this test as I am screamish when it comes to needles. I have read a lot and think I know what to expect, but the question still is for one nodule with ultrasound guidance how long will it take and is the lidocaine even worth it?
also forgot to mention my ldl was high and my hdl was low as it always is I believe he said it was 36, and said i have a metabolic issue cause my waist was bigger then my hips, and said he may want to do adrenal tests after this thyroid thing is over.. is this a good idea in my case?