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  • butterfly501 has replied to a post on the message board

    Estrogen levels impact thyroid hormones.  Dosing needs to be adjusted when there are hormonal changes due to pregnancy, hormonal birth control, menopause, etc. 

    Sunday at 10:27 PM view post
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      I've had that one done for something totally unrelated about a year ago, scopes the trachea down to the vocal chords and checking out the eustachian tube connection.

      Saturday at 10:03 PM view post
      • butterfly501 has replied to a post on the message board

        I guess when I read "scoping the throat" I figure it's through the mouth, down the esophagus.  That's fine...I still don't understand the purpose when there is ultrasound; and all that goes with that. Good wishes to you!

        March 15 at 9:01 AM view post
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          Sounds like you're comfortable! ....by the by...I will never understand what scoping the throat for the thyroid is ever necessary.  (not meant in a negative way; I really just don't understand the purpose) Fabulous news for you!  It's always great to feel good about the doctor you've just visited!

          March 15 at 7:24 AM view post
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            Over the past 10 years, I've read plenty of accounts where nodules ended up being begnign after FNA or thyroidectomy. 3 weeks out for an FNA is disgraceful, the medical community should be ashamed. Good luck!

            March 11 at 12:05 AM view post
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              Also, the I-131 should be administered by a radiologist, not an endo.  I would suggest speaking with the administering radiologist; not the endo.

              March 10 at 2:33 AM view post
              • butterfly501 has replied to a post on the message board

                Nope. Never.  I been thyroid-less for over 10 years and have been through many different endos.

                March 10 at 2:29 AM view post
                • butterfly501 has replied to a post on the message board

                  The radioactive iodine is going to ablate any remaining thyroid tissue.  Other living beings should maintain 6 feet of distance from you for the first couple days; simply to limit their exposure to radiation.  It's the same concept as shielding all others from radiation during xrays.  Secondary cancers arising from RAI radiation is marked at 800+ mCi; which is a huge dose and would only occur for peop...

                  March 10 at 2:27 AM view post
                  • butterfly501 has replied to a post on the message board

                    Are your thyroid levels abnormal? Was the FNA ultrasound guided?

                    March 06 at 11:00 PM view post
                    • butterfly501 has replied to a post on the message board

                      I'm quite certain an experienced radiologist would know which areas of the thyroid to biopsy.  If you get an FNA it should be ultrasound guided.

                      March 01 at 1:42 AM view post
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