Tomorrow I have my first sleep study, and Tuesday I have my first specialist appointment with an endo for a goiter.my dx is new, and I have always been caregiver taking kids family members. I have done a lot of research, but want to know if there is anything I should know/do fir either appointment.
Hopefully,for the first time ever, I will haves doctor that listens and gives answers.
Thanks in advance!
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Just to clarify, Dawn, swollen lymph nodes may be mistaken for goiter but are quite different things. Goiter is a puffy thyroid gland and a classic symptom of a sickly thyroid gland, while swollen lymph nodes most often indicate a common illness or infection. Uncommonly, swollen lymph nodes in the neck can indicate a thyroid malignancy, but I don't think that is relevant to your situation. Here is the Mayo Clinic's description of goiter: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/goiter/basics/definition/con-20021266
Thank you for your replies! You guys are awesome!
Ted_20 I’m not real sure why she ordered the sleep study anyway. I am having daytime breathing issues, that manifested quickly. Although what prompted the order may have been hubby saying I grab at my neck like I’m choking through out the night.
Dancermom, the np I see, is who called it a goiter… I have first endo appointment Tuesday coming up. I have no clue as to the lymph nodes. No one has given an indication that they are affected.
Not sure if this is right, but they said hyperthyroid, goiter, and emphysema. Although my lungs are clear? I’m sure I will have a better idea of what is really going on after Tuesday.
I have been dealing with thyroid multinodule and goiter. Surgery is set for Dec 16th. After finding and coming up with a plan to remove, then the sjogrens was found. Normally they will do an ultra sound on your neck to check out if you have nodules or goiter or both. Doc told me they consider removal at approx 1cm. Mine is 4 cm , plus growing downward, which is choaking me, so between that and the swollen glands from sjogrens my neck is very painful. After the ultra sound, they may do a needle biopsies ( not as scary as it sounds )This is to determine if its cancerous. If cancerous they just remove the thyroid. Less then 10% of thyroid issues are cancerous and if cancerous it is easily treated. I hope this helps, anything else I can help you with let me know