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    What do you mean by an uptake test? After the treatment dose I had a WBS which is where the node involvement was noticed. The subsequent WBS 6 months later was clean. It is possible however that it is resistant now.

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      Thanks for the response. The node involvement was not realized until after the treatment dose of I-131. So during the TT only central compartment nodes were sampled which were all cleaned.

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        Hi all. A little history3/2011 - Diagnosed with Pap, 4 cm main tumor with supraclavicular lymph node metastasis4/2011 - TT5/2011 - 100 mci I-13112/2011 - Negative WBS6/2012 - US, Suspicious nodes biopsies, negative10/2012 - US, Suspicious nodes Biopsies, negativeNow - TG is undetectable, TSH suppressed. Just went in for an US and more suspicious nodes found, not the same as previously biopsied. Nodes range in size of...

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          2 years post op and still not stable on the meds. Its a circus, too many factors involved to always be 100% stable for an extended period of time. Welcome to life without a thyroid.

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            1. Uasual language. You can't make a concrete diagnosis until the tumor is removed, sectioned and examined under a microscope. 2. Yes, No side effects. 3. The Sx isn't a big deal, i was back to work in 3 days. 4. I don't think so, my surgeon used nerve monitoring. 5. See an endo first, best to touch base and have a plan of action before the Sx. Also, it will give you time to find one you like. Your endo w...

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                Great News! The stage 1 cure rate is virtually 100%, you should feel great about that and go out and party! Very happy for you...

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                  I'm sorry you feel bad. In the future, if your endo believes in it and can get it, thyrogen is the way to go. If you are not familiar with it, its a shot that is given to you before your I-131 that makes it so you don't have to go hypo. And yes, if you go off meds in preparation for 1-131 then yes this is normal. Like i said, next go around push for thyrogen, its a wonder drug! Feel better!

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                    TSH of 130, WOAH, you must be feeling terrible. I feel terrible when mine gets over 10. It is not the I-131 that is making you feel bad, its that you are extremly hypo. I'm assuming you went hypo for the I-131 and did not take thyrogen. What dose of synthroid are you on? More information would be helpful here. Hope you feel better.

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                      Sounds about right. Its a clinical call weather you get RAI or not. Your Doc may just monitor you TG, and if elevated then administer RAI. If uncomfortable, seek another opinion. From what i read if your nodule is under 2 cm RAI isn't routienly administered. I hope that helps.

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