Posted 2/2/2011 3:44 AM (GMT -6)
During a routine exam, my wife's endocrinologist discovered my wife had nodules on her thyroid. After this was confirmed with ultrasound, she performed an fine needle biopsy to determine if they were malignant...They were benign, but the doctor advised that my wife consider having it removed anyway, due to the size of them. After consulting with a surgeon, it was determined that the thyroid needed to be removed as well and since they were large, we couldn't have it done by minimally invasive. My wife also has Diabetes, so we wanted to get her blood sugar numbers under control before the surgery to help with healing. about 2 weeks ago, my wife started having pain in her esophagus area after swallowing food or liquid...The pain gets pretty severe about 8 seconds after swallowing. I'm trying to research this online and I'm finding that it could be many things...It could be related to her thyroid situation...it could be GERD...It could be esophageal cancer!! Time stood still when I read that and I went into shock. Even if it's a low chance, it's still something I can't get my mind off of. Does anyone have a similar situation? Any information/feedback would be helpful. Thanks.