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November 12th, 2011, 08:43 PM
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I am 6 weeks postpartum and a few weeks ago started feeling like I had something stuck in my throat after a dental surgery. First doc said it was from anxiety (I have GAD), but the feeling persisted so I went and had it checked again. I only have state maternity ins so my care is horribly limited. I went to an urgent care/er center, they did an xray (clear), ct scan (showed goiter and diffuse shotty cervical adenopathy-most likely from teeth infection prior to surgery), and ultrasound (showed slightly enlarged thyroid with 2 nodules less than 1 cm)

They ran my thyroid levels twice a few days apart. I dont have the exact numbers, but t3,t4, and tsh are well in the normal range. They also ran pretty much every blood test possible and everything is clear. I feel fine. Anxiety is actually better than normal considering everything going on, I have lost 40lbs in 7 weeks, but I just had a baby and I am nursing. No other hyper or hypo symptoms. I am an obsessive researcher...
They are referring me to an endo, but they dont have an opening until Jan and I lose my ins in 2 weeks. So they referred me to a surgeon too. They actually might be able to get me in.

My questions are, do I need surgery? Is it normal to have a goiter with normal levels? Is biopsy called for with nodules under 1cm? Is there anything to stop this feeling in my throat? RAI isnt an option as I am nursing, unless it is last option. I am scared to death its cancer , which is a huge anxiety issue I have.
Thanks for any help.

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