I'm new to this forum. Have never had any thyroid problems. I had been having lots of strange symptoms (tingling/vibrating/numbness, etc) this last year and made an appt to see an endo doc (found out that I have lyme disease the day of my appt). Anyway, all my blood work was okay but she did a quick ultrasound in her office and saw a nodule. Something around 1 cm I think.
She sent me to have a detailed ultrasound and I got a call from the doctors office that my nodule is 2.3cm and has blood flow so I have to go in for a biopsy. Unfortunately, soonest I could get in is March 14th. The nurse said that it was growing and had blood flow. I said "is that not good" and she said "no, it isn't good". Okay, there goes my anxiety....
Should I be worried about cancer? I am not having any symptoms at all and was pretty surprised that anything turned up but now I'm really scared. Are they going to want to remove this nodule even if it is cancer free and if so, will they take my whole thyroid? If they take my whole thyroid, what will my life be like?
Oh my gosh..... Had to have my gallbladder out Jan 2010 (we think because of my lyme disease), I'm now being treated for Lyme and now I have to worry about this!!! What next????
Anyway, if someone, anyone could answer my questions, I would be very grateful.
Carrie - Northern California