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what did they see on Ultrasound and scan? was it a lump?
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They saw a few things-nodule on the lower inferior section of my thyroid scan, 2 cysts in the lower lobe of thyroid. The sestamibi scan evidently showed the same thing as the ultrasound.
i see you are typing, i will wait for your response
The surgeon wants me to see an endocrinologist but it seems that perhaps this will be delaying the inevitable--not sure what causes the change in the pth level
I am an ENT specialist and well versed in this disorder
i would say, with the ultrasound and sestamibi scan both showing a nodule on the lower border, this is something for which surgery is needed
your initial rise of PTH is highly suspicious
That's what I am thinking.
although it has come to normal now, i would not cancel the surgery
it is best to go through with the surgery as you cannot risk having a PTH tumor remaining there
Ok. I appreciate your time. Do you think I should encourage my surgeon to draw another pth level? I can't get in to see the endocrinologist until December. I also failed to tell you I have osteoporosis although I appear extremely well fit.
three findings are confluencing here - rise of PTH, node on US, node on Sestamibi
i dont thing thats necessary at this stage
wait for the endocrinologist
Ok. Thank you!
endocrinologist will probably go for PTH levels anyway