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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Thyroid Ultrasound Results

Well, my doctor's nurse called me a little while ago with the results of the ultrasound that I had done on Monday.

The diagnosis, "Diffuse enlargement but no dominant mass. Looks like it may be a goiter." Translated for the non-medical types like myself, means that there is no cancer - just an enlargement. And not a very big enlargement that I know of. If you look at my pictures a few posts back, you can't really tell - I mean, I've seen pictures of people with goiters and they look like they swallowed a whole orange that got stuck.

The good news is that since I'm being referred to an endocrinologist for the thyroid issue, he will be able to take a look at the total hormone issue - who knows, he might even be able to find a total hormonal balance that will help me see better results on the Weight Watchers scale! :-)

3 high-fives:

Anonymous said...

The diffuse non –tender goiter without nodules with normal hormonal levels usually does not require treatment.
In the USA where in theory there is no iodine deficiency, it has 5% chance to be found.
However if TSH and T4 are out of the range, more tests such as for TPO/TG and TSI antibodies are necessary [to rule out autoimmune condition].

Talmadge Gleck said...

I can rule out any comprehending of the above statement.

In theory, I should understand the general and abstract concreteness of said medicalbabble, but I'm just one of those low-rent Alabama bumpkins who jes' wants t'know, "Is it bad? Will it get worse? Am I gonna die from it? And when?"

Here's hoping Dr. Endocrin can solve this big mystery.

I love you.

nettiemac said...

I am with Tal -- totally lost on the first statement. But hey, if they can find a treatment -- ALL THE BETTER!