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JJ29
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Hi Everyone,

Just got my blood and thyroid ultrasound results back. Blood results are:

Free T4(Direct) - 1.24
T3 - 100
T4 -9.5
T3 Uptake - 30
Free Thyroxine Index - 2.9
TSH - 1.880
All of these are in normal range.

Iron and TIBC are both high, as well as cholesterol (139) LDL (152). These were never high before.

Thyroid ultrasound is showing multiple nodules.
Impression:
"Mildly heterogeneous thyroid with lobe nodules, right greater than left".

I have an appointment with an endo tomorrow and I'm really worried.

My question to you is, is there any connection possibly between thyroid nodules and hemobartonella or mycoplasma?

I got a vague fry lab a few months back stating "suggestive of hemobartonella or mycoplasma". Since llmd did not feel I was exhibiting related symptoms he advised that I not treat it with abx and allow my immune system to keep in check.

I am wondering if I should go on abx for bartonella or mycoplasma to see if thyroid issue improves.

Any thoughts, experiences etc. are greatly appreciated!


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Anyone?
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I would say it is very possible.

If he decides to biopsy I would request a sample

for myself and send to Igenex for analysis. That is

the only way you are going to know. That is the only way we all are going to know...

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CherylSue
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My LLMD sayd that Lyme affects the thyroid. Some of his patients goiter's improve with a resolution of lyme symptoms.
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Lyme throws off the pituitary axis, which encompasses the thyroid.

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The MD will be most concerned with possible cancer, but will tell you that with more than one nodule, cancer is much less likely.

You do not say how big the nodules are, but if they are under 1.5 cm, as I remember, they probably will not biopsy.

You also do not say whether the nodules are solid. If they aren't solid, they could be cysts.

Even with nodules that are larger, my husband recently said he would forego the biopsy and have another ultrasound to see if the nodules had gotten any larger. He can keep doing that, because thyroid cancer is generally slow-growing.In other words, watch and wait.

If the nodules cause symptoms such as trouble swallowing or hoarseness, that is a different matter. You would want them removed.

Your thryoid tests are all absolutely fine, so I don't think you have that much to worry about. A surprisingly high percentage of people have thyroid nodules.

By the way, the effect on thyroid function from infections is often not directly on the gland, or on production of hormones, but, instead, is on how the hormones are used in the body.

Nodules themselves can sometimes produce hormones, but in your case that has not happened.

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