So I have been having a ton of problems with my thyroid (along with a bunch of other things) I had an uptake scan done 3 months ago due to my levels being out of whack. My TSH is basically nil but my T3 and T4 are in the normal ranges. No nodules present at that time. My doc was thinking Graves (I need to see an endo, but the closet one is 4 hrs away).
In the meantime I am having all sorts of pain everywhere, extreme fatigue, lack of appetite (but havent lost any weight, I gained a bunch in the previous months) and emlarged lymph nodes in my neck, abdomen, under my arms etc. I also have superior vena cave syndrome (my veins are very distended on my upper arms and chest and tons of fluid in my neck and face).
Everyone is thinking probable lymphoma, but I am basically on a watch and wait to see if the lymph nodes continue to grow and multiply. Also my SED rate has been high for 8 months or longer. The only way to dx lymphoma is to biopsy a lymph node (they want them to be over 2cm) I have a couple in my neck that are big enough now.
Anyway, on to my concern. I now have several solid appearing hypoechoic nodules on my thyroid that weren't there before. I am really scared that now I have thyroid cancer too! My reasons being the nodules appeared within 3 months, they appear to be solid and they are hypoechoic. All these things point to cancer.
I am seeing a surgeon on the 26th to see if he wants to biopsy the nodules and or lymph nodes. Any suggestions? I feel like my doc here (I live in a very small town) isn't taking this very serious. She agrees that it is probably lymphoma, but says it can take a long time before it becomes aggressive. We just need to wait for it to rear it's ugly head, is what she says to me.
So, this has been going on for months and months now and now I am afraid I have thyroid cancer too! I am just so scared and stressed right now. I just don't know what to do. Anyway, thanks for listening. It helps to get it off my chest if nothing else. I hope you all are doing well, take care.