I would get it checked....June 5 2012 at 1:38 PM
|MargieD (no login)|
Response to Thyroid question
I have almost always had a goiter - probably since I was in my teens. The doctors could never figure out what it was. Then again - I had been moving around and seen different doctors. Some doctors thought I needed meds and others did not. The meds did not make a difference in how I felt so I didn't push for it when the next doctor didn't want to renew my prescription.
When I started TTCing - they looked at my thyroid and concluded that it had to come out. Plus - I had some nodules that they couldn't be sure if it was cancerous or not - even after a biopsy. So... I ended up getting half of it taken out. So far - my numbers have been fairly normal and I have not needed meds. However - the surgeon did a bad job of sewing it up so it still looks like I have a goiter. So - every new doctor I see insists that I need to get it checked out. However, I have been seeing a specialist and after two years - she doesn't think I need to go back - unless my numbers show up bad at the regular check up.
Anyway - fast forward several years later, my sister gets her thyroid checked out during a regular check up and after some testing, they see that her thyroid is 5X the size it should have been and she ends up getting the whole thing taken out and needs meds for the rest of her life. (And mind you - she conceived 3X on the first try...)
I would get the U/S to establish a baseline (and keep for your records) in case anything comes up in the future. This way - you can be sure you know what's going on with your body in case the issue comes up again.
- Thanks! - Hadas on Jun 5, 9:03 PM