Aa
A
A
A
Close
Thyroid Disorders Community
26k Members
Avatar universal

Multiple nodules on thyroid


Please help!!   I have recently given birth to our fourth child (8 weeks ago) and found a nodule on my neck only a couple weeks after I got out of the hospital.  My OB ordered bloodworm and an ultrasound and told me to follow up with my GP to get a referral.  I don't have an appt with my GP until next week and I am just beside myself nervous that this could turn out bad.  I have 4 kids to take care of and a husband that works very long hours.  If someone that has dealt with this similar condition or a professional could help me out in understanding my results I would greatly appreciate it.  I have included my ultrasound results as well as my TSH and T4 results

TSH <.03
Free T4 .96

   
CLINICAL INDICATION: 31YEAROLD POSTPARTUM FEMALE WITH 1 CM   
RIGHTSIDED THYROID NODULE.   
   
TECHNIQUE: Grayscale and color flow images of the thyroid were   
acquired.   
   
FINDINGS:    
The right lobe of the thyroid gland measures 6.5 x 2.2 x 2.3 cm.   
The left lobe measures 6.5 x 2.2 x 2.3 cm. The isthmus measures   
4 mm.   
   
There are multiple nodules in both the right and the left lobe.   
   
On the right, there is a complex cyst which measures 1.6 x 1.2 x   
1.6 cm. This is located in the interpolar region. At the upper   
pole, there is a 1.1 x 0.5 x 0.9 cm slightly hypoechoic   
well-circumscribed solid nodule. Posterior to this is a 0.8 x   
0.5 x 0.7 cm hypoechoic nodule.   
   
On the left, there is a complex cyst which measures 2.4 x 1.7 x   
2.1 cm. Inferior to this is a second complex cyst which measures   
1.4 x 1.0 x 1.2 cm   
   
 
4 Responses
649848 tn?1534637300
COMMUNITY LEADER
A thyroid cyst is a fluid filled sack. A complex cyst is when both fluid and solid cells are present.  Fluid filled cysts are rarely cancerous.  

I'm sure your doctor will refer you to an endocrinologist, or surgeon.  There will probably be a fine needle biopsy.  Thyroid cancer, if that's determined, is the easiest of all cancers to treat, because the thyroid is simply removed and you're then put on replacement hormones.  

I know it's easier said than done, but try to relax.  
Avatar universal
Postpartum thyroid trouble is common, I had it after my 2nd child. You could have the nodules tested by FNA biopsy, but for now there is really no huge red flags. They will probably watch them and see if they change. If they get bigger, turn vascular, or get irregular borders, then they will probably want to biopsy them.
Avatar universal
My 27 year old daughter had tiny multiple nodules two years ago that were discovered during exams for her gallbladder which was removed during that time.  The nodules were too small to biopsy but she was told to come back in a year for another ultrasound.  She became pregnant and had a baby so that took up another year of here time where she did not get her thyroid rechecked until recently.  Now, the nodules are over 5 centimeters.  Very complex with very irregular borders.  She is tired all the time and has difficulty swallowing.  No hoarseness in her voice but she has been aware of her thyroid being too large for more then 8 years.  (Sigh)  I never knew this.
Now, her GP wont let her wait to go see an endo.  He told her to get there now.
Avatar universal
I had my thyroid cyst 5cm biopsyed & it came back negative for cancer.It was done by ultra sound guided needle.Mine was part fluid & part solid.Then I find out this test is 80% accurate not 100% like I 1st thought so still a little worried.All my blood work for thyroid function came back good so I think I am okay.I will be seeing an endocrinoligist soon.I wish you all the best & I know what you are going threw because the waiting is got to be the hardest part.Even if it is cancer,thyroid cancer is the one of the most slowest growing & easiest to fix.I will say a prayer for you,all the best.
Have an Answer?
Top Thyroid Answerers
649848 tn?1534637300
FL
Avatar universal
MI
1756321 tn?1547098925
Queensland, Australia
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
We tapped the CDC for information on what you need to know about radiation exposure
Endocrinologist Mark Lupo, MD, answers 10 questions about thyroid disorders and how to treat them
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Here’s how your baby’s growing in your body each week.
These common ADD/ADHD myths could already be hurting your child
This article will tell you more about strength training at home, giving you some options that require little to no equipment.