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Old 08-08-2012, 02:29 PM
 
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I was hypertyroid during my one of my pregnancies, but it when back to normal I think.

I only started gaining weight after my 3rd pregnancy 4 years ago like a pound month.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:20 AM
 
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About 3 years ago I started gaining weight, real anxious, BP up and down, elevated pulse rate. I went to an Endo and he scanned my thyroid and saw a nodule but wasn't worried and said he would watch it. My labs have been normal.
What sort of scan did the doctor do? Was it just to see the thyroid, or was it to determine the activity of the thyroid?

Hypothyroidism can cause a nodule (goiter) to grow. In my case, the side with the nodule (including nodule) is extremely active. The other side is almost inactive. The blood tests come out normal, but I have increasing symptoms of hypothyroidism. I think that's common with Hashimoto's; the thyroid is destroying itself - but at first the blood test will not show it. Another thing that can happen is going back and forth between symptoms of hypo- and symptoms of hyper-.

I'm not a doctor, and I would hope that a doctor would know much more than I do about this, but in past years when I've asked them to check my thyroid (twice during my 30s), they did only the TSH, and I think they missed something that was going on then. My current doctor discovered the large nodule within a few minutes of meeting me, without me mentioning "thyroid."

In your case, if the doctor just "looked" at the thyroid, you might want an radioactive uptake test to show its actual function.

Read this: Hashimoto's vs. Hypothyroidism: What's the Difference? Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Underactive Thyroid, Low Thyroid, Autoimmune Thyroid Disease
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:59 PM
 
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What sort of scan did the doctor do? Was it just to see the thyroid, or was it to determine the activity of the thyroid?

Hypothyroidism can cause a nodule (goiter) to grow. In my case, the side with the nodule (including nodule) is extremely active. The other side is almost inactive. The blood tests come out normal, but I have increasing symptoms of hypothyroidism. I think that's common with Hashimoto's; the thyroid is destroying itself - but at first the blood test will not show it. Another thing that can happen is going back and forth between symptoms of hypo- and symptoms of hyper-.

I'm not a doctor, and I would hope that a doctor would know much more than I do about this, but in past years when I've asked them to check my thyroid (twice during my 30s), they did only the TSH, and I think they missed something that was going on then. My current doctor discovered the large nodule within a few minutes of meeting me, without me mentioning "thyroid."

In your case, if the doctor just "looked" at the thyroid, you might want an radioactive uptake test to show its actual function.

Read this: Hashimoto's vs. Hypothyroidism: What's the Difference? Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Underactive Thyroid, Low Thyroid, Autoimmune Thyroid Disease
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:21 PM
 
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