Update:post Doctors Test
Posted 04 January 2012 - 04:23 PM
My heart rate was fairly elevated at the appointment, he says its probably from the hyperthyroid. He doesn't want any strange heart problems popping up so he put me on a blood pressure medicine, which he says can help cover up the symptoms of the hyperthyroid (like a band-aid he said). He also ordered a Radioactive Iodine Uptake test for next week. I will go in and get injected, come back 4 hours later for a scan and then the next day as well. Anyone ever had this test done? I want to know what to expect.
He says I will probably have either an overactive node or a completely overactive thyroid. He made is sound like either way I will need to have something removed (either a whole thyroid or just the node). What do you guys think about this?
Thanks for the input and the support. I really appreciate having you guys as a back board to bounce ideas off of.
Posted 04 January 2012 - 04:39 PM
Posted 04 January 2012 - 07:09 PM
However, like I said my test was normal so he said that was odd and sent me home and wanted me to get my TSH levels checked in 12 wks and I am now waiting for results!
Posted 05 January 2012 - 06:18 AM
I forgot to tell everyone that my doctor highly recommended a endocrinologist, and he gave us a referral. She works at MckayDee Hospital. He isn't going to do all these crazy things himself. I don't even know if it is legal for a family doctor to remove some ones thyroid. He just wanted to do the test to see if it was the whole thyroid or just a small section of it. He says the antibody tests are only done when hashimotos is suspected, and that there aren't any for graves.
Posted 06 January 2012 - 03:40 PM
Posted 06 January 2012 - 03:49 PM
He isn't going to do all these crazy things himself. I don't even know if it is legal for a family doctor to remove some ones thyroid.
Sounds like a horror movie plot!
Posted 06 January 2012 - 04:44 PM
He also said the ultrasound gives just as good information about the thyroid as the MRI in most cases. The thyroid specialist stood behind my back and "plapated" my thyroid with his fingers. Basically felt the thyroid on both sides of my neck and front for bumps etc. I had/have a thyroid cyst so he did a fine needle aspiration (FNA).
He found I had a benign thyroid nodule. He told me that is not a problem, as most people develop benign thyroid nodules at some point in life. But to keep having it checked every year. That was years ago. I have another nodule now but still not a problem. My endocrinologist has me get an ultrasound on it every so often to monitor it.
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