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Five Reasons You Can't Get Your Thyroid Problem Diagnosed


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Posted 05 September 2007 - 06:48 AM

Five Reasons You Can't Get Your Thyroid Problem Diagnosed. Many thyroid patients write to ask why it can be so incredibly hard to get diagnosed. A few things to think about. About.com. 08/23/07. (Also see: Thyroid Disease)

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 02:13 PM

Hi...
This was of particular interest to me because I've had a goiter that has doubled in size since the lsat blood testing. Plus, swallowing and pressure have become a more constant issue. My rheumatologist, when examining me, remarked on how it had grown. With our having moved, he knew I would see my rheumatologist here, possibly more often than him, so probably felt said rheumatologist would take further action.... though she didn't.... she didn't even check my thyroid. Therefore, I feel compelled to see a specialist for follow-up. All of my tests (prior) showed:within normal range. As the arcticle mentioned... that doesn't mean things are ok...necessarily.
Just wondering... any thoughts or experiences with this?
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 12:49 PM

Suzie, I would definately go to an endocrinologist if you have one locally. He will do all the major tests and make sure your goiter isn't cancerous, before doing any cutting. My mom has the necklace cut from her goiter. It was not cancerous, thank goodness. I had the radio active iodine capsule for my thyroid toxicosis. I didn't have the goiter. I was in the graves disease catagory. I don't know if they have laser surgery for thyroid problems as of yet. I wouldn't fool around with the goiter if you notice that it is changing or growing. Before I was diagnosed I was sent to every specialist and no one could seem to find out what was wrong. I am in the medical books because I was so far off all the charts with all my bloodwork and things that were going on with me at the time. I probably had Scleroderma back then and no one knew what they were confronting. But, this endocrinologist was checking over my tests with one of the staff doctors and asked if he could see me. After then it wasn't long and all the unsolved questions were answered. I hope you find a specialist that has hundreds of surgerys and treatments under his/her belt before making a decision. Keep us informed. Sheryl
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Posted 14 September 2007 - 05:05 PM

Thank you so much for your response, Sheryl... I appreciate the information because I haven't been comfortable with things as they now are.
You've made a good suggestion... to see an endocrinologist... I'll look into it.

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