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The great majority of thyroid nodules aren't serious and don't cause symptoms. Thyroid cancer accounts for only a small percentage of thyroid nodules.
Most thyroid cancers are found early, though, and have a good prognosis.
I'm really just looking for answers and a bit of support right now as I'm probably going to get a fine needle aspiration next and I hate needles much less one in my throat...
originally posted by: Myomistress
So, I'll just set the stage for everyone to make this easier to understand. This started months ago, but I never went to a doctor about it because I am only twenty-three and thought nothing of it. I went initially because my glands would swell in my neck and stay swollen for weeks at a time especially if I'd consumed alcohol. My doctor felt my neck and admitted that he felt some swelling in there but didn't know quite what it was. After this, he sent me to check my white cell count to see if it was okay. My white cell count was low, though I'd had a test a year before that point and it was low then too.
Fast forward about two weeks. He sent me for a neck ultrasound because of my swollen neck tissues. The ultrasound came back that I had a single nodule on my thyroid. My doctor also assigned two more blood tests after that: A retest of my white blood cell count and for my thyroid hormones. My WBC were still low, but my thyroid hormones were normal.
Fast forward to my most recent thyroid exclusive ultrasound and a hematologist visit tomorrow because of my WBC count. My latest ultrasound of exclusively my thyroid showed that I have in fact multiple nodules on my thyroid and not just one and they referred me to a specialist (ear, nose, and throat doc ) that I haven't been able to schedule with yet because of holidays.
They haven't told me yet if they're suspecting cancer or not, but it's on my mind. Anyone else on here have thyroid issues? Any similar symptoms? Could my WBC be related in some way? I'm really just looking for answers and a bit of support right now as I'm probably going to get a fine needle aspiration next and I hate needles much less one in my throat... >.<