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  • butterfly501 has replied to a post on the message board

    3 cm?  Or 3 mm?  Because 3 cm is pretty big and the other lobe should have been removed; possibly you should have undergone an I-131 (radioactive iodine) ablation. Definitely something to look into.

    January 17 at 2:51 AM view post
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      It must have been small if they left the other lobe in.  Definitely something to speak with your dr. about. Good luck!

      January 16 at 10:13 PM view post
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        What was the finding from the removed lobe?

        January 16 at 5:48 PM view post
        • butterfly501 has replied to a post on the message board

          Was your thyroid cancer treated?

          January 16 at 2:33 AM view post
          • butterfly501 has replied to a post on the message board

            Never mind the TSH comment.  It gets confusing trying to understand thyroid disease when the topic here is thyroid cancer. 

            January 13 at 7:23 AM view post
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              If they are trying to rule out thyroid cancer, then yes, genetic/dna testing is the next step after inconclusive FNAs.  I don't know how your TSH was non-existent when you were being treated for hyperthyroidism, and I have no idea why a doctor would ever think having RAI for overactive thyroid would then eliminate the chance for thyroid cancer. I'm not sure what "genetic test" showing "positive for parathyroid...

              January 13 at 4:44 AM view post
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                Your clothes are not contaminated.  You can wash them, as you would.  You can fix food for your dog, as long as you don't share saliva/body fluids. I doubt you eat your dog's food. But you should maintain distance of 6 feet from your dog for 99.9% of the time the first couple days after the RAI dose.  You want to minimize exposure to all living beings. 

                January 13 at 3:07 AM view post
                • butterfly501 has replied to a post on the message board

                  You still have your thyroid and were treated for hyperthyroidism caused by toxic adenoma? Since the FNA keeps coming back inconclusive, DNA testing should be considered. Good luck!

                  January 13 at 3:04 AM view post
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                    That could be why you're having heart palpitations.  The condition comes with an oral thyroid dose that is too high. A slight decrease in thyroid dose could help.  Ask your dr. for an adjustment.

                    January 13 at 2:53 AM view post
                    • butterfly501 has replied to a post on the message board

                      I see that's been discussed.  good luck!

                      January 13 at 2:51 AM view post
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