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loriMac



Joined: 22 May 2007
Posts: 16
Location: Ventura County

PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 9:06 am    Post subject: thyroid cyst's Reply with quote

Hi All,

I just had my thyroid check again after 6 months, have to get it checked every 6 months because I have a goiter and some benign cyst.

I have looked on most of the stories and Discussion topics, and not sure if alot of you are having related thyroid issues, just you Sally G. I noticed have some. To tired today to scan everything, (it would be nice to punch in the subject and get all the storied and info on it though).

The cyst have not gone away, the doctor thought they would from the meds. I am taking for VF. But they have not grown eighter----except for some new ones that have develope. She was willing to drain them in the office because it might be causing the pain in my neck---I thought I had a viral infection in my throat---its going around.

I wasn't ready for a drain, so I told her I'd call her if my soreness doesn't go away. I questioned her to see if I had VF in my throid and if she would take a test to see. She said it was most unlikely, and that women my age usually get cyst in the Thyroid--age 44.

Well maybe I'm being hyper sentative on this matter, but when she does take another biosopy I will ask her to test it also for VF not just cancer.

Hope you all are doing well and getting lots of rest, if anyone has thyroid issues please give me your input.
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sandysisk6196



Joined: 16 Sep 2007
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Location: INYOKERN, CA

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:57 pm    Post subject: My husband also had a thyroid cyst Reply with quote

Hi, I just wanted to reply to your comment. My husband was diagnosed with VF in 2003. Last year, 2006, he noticed a large lump in his neck. It didn't cause him pain although his Dr. was very concerned about thyroid cancer. He ordered a ultra sound. The ultra sound findings were that it was a "solid mass". A fine needle biopsy was an order. We went to a Ear Nose & Throat Dr. for the procedure and during the consult I told him that my husband was diagnosed with VF in 2003 and at the time of diagnosis his titer was 1:128. I also told him that I had conducted extensive research on VF and that it was known to cause cysts filled with pus. His response was that the ultra sound confirmed that it was a "solid matter" so the possiblility of a cyst filled with pus was ruled out. Then we went in for the needle biopsy and when the Dr. inserted the needle, much to his surprise the cyst "deflated" and he drew out most of the fluid inside. He still insisted that it did not need to be tested for VF and only tested for cancer. Of course the test came back negative for cancer but the cyst filled back up the very next week and when we asked the Dr about it, he not to worry about it unless it became problematic or painful. I don't understand why doctors are so closed minded. Anyhow, the cyst has not caused any symptoms so we haven't given much thought but I just know in my gut that if is VF. My husband has been feeling OK since, just tired a lot but nothing new until just this weekend, right now he has a fever of 102.5, back ache, neck pain and a head ache. I'm so scared the VF is back. Thank you for your post. God bless you. Sincerely, Sandy
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loriMac



Joined: 22 May 2007
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Location: Ventura County

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:37 pm    Post subject: thyroid cyst's Reply with quote

Hi Sandy,

Thanks for replying. I am going to ask the doctor to check for VF when she drains mine. I'll tell her for peace of mind.

She did say it would fill back up. She keeps on asking if I have been exposed to a high dose of radiation.

I pray that your husband feels better, make sure he gets lots of rest and little stress. He should get his thyroid tested also.
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kat



Joined: 30 Dec 2004
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Location: Creswell, Or

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sandy,

Has your husband had a spinal tap? With his titers being that high, back pain, neck pain and headache it could possibly have gone into cocci meningitis. I am not trying scare you but if it has gone to meningitis, it is very important to find out ASAP and take immediate action with the proper meds. Prayers that your husband will be healthy again soon.
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Delia



Joined: 09 Mar 2007
Posts: 29
Location: Tulare, Ca.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Lori,

I just happened to look on the board to see whats new and I seen your entry. I am a VF survivor I got vf in early Jan of this year and now I am doing well as far as my vf goes I have been off Fluconazole since May. During the time I was sick with vf I also was told I had a large goiter on my thyroid and that it was pressing into my Trachea and that i would need surgery as soon as I got better. Well after about two months of being off my meds I went to see a ENT doctor and he refered me to a surgeon they did a biopsy and it was not cancerous and they set me up for surgery. I just had surgery done on July 25th and I was feeling good after the surgery except I was having problems with my voice that I could not talk really loud my voice was really weak. I was told its normal after surgey it will go back to normal. Its been seven weeks and I still do not have my normal voice its still weak. I just got refered to another specialist to check my vocal cords and he told me one of my vocal cords is not working thats why I have these problems.The doctor said theres nothing I could do except wait and see if it comes back. I could stay like this. I can't beleive this is happening to me . This is not the first time I had this surgery I had it 10yrs ago on my other goiter thyroid and I never had this problem. The doctor thinks my vocal cord was damaged during surgery or from the intubation in my throat or stretched vocal cord or cut it. I am not trying to scare you. I am just giving you advice to really check into what there doing to you and that you should really check your physicians credentials and see how experienced they are. If you have other options without having to do surgery go with that. This is a very risky operation. If surgery is required make sure that they use a vocal cord monitor on you during surgery. As for me I did not know about it until after my operation and my problems I learned all this on the web. I wish I would have looked it up before. My surgeon did not use it. I wish you the best and please keep me posted. If you have any questions I am here for you.
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