My thyroid has been swollen and sore for about six weeks. By pushing hard, I’ve had the blood tests and thyroid uptake and scan. Now I’m more confused than before – and my family practice doc who ordered the tests says that I should just wait until I see an endo on Nov. 9 and has no treatment plan for me. In the meantime, my thyroid hurts and my voice is always hoarse because it’s pushing on my voice box.
Do any of you have an idea about what MIGHT be going on? Since I have Type 1 diabetes, I’m concerned that it might be another autoimmune problem. Mostly, I’d love to have someone give me the “big picture” view of what’s going on – before November 9!
TSHPituitary and tsh
Tsh less than 0.02 (reference range .40 to 4.7)
Free T3 7.2 (reference range 2.8 to 5.3)
Free T4T4 test 3.1 (reference range .7 to 1.9)
Thyroid stimulating immunoglob less than 1.0 (reference 0 to 1.3)
Thyroperoxidase 232.6 (reference range 0 to 8.9)
Thyroglobulin 2.7 (reference range 0 to 3.9)
I also had a thyroid uptake and scan. The results showed very low thyroid activity:
Six hours: .7% (reference range 4 to 20%)
24 hours: .3% (reference range 6 to 32%)
Your thoughts? Advice? Do I need to see an endo sooner? In a nutshell – how serious it is?