llnmaw - I'm jus tossing that out there. If you have a growth on a vital organ then this is a problem.
A girl on another board of mine had a partial thyroidectomy because she had a growth, negative biopsy, fine levels, etc BUT something was wrong. They lopped off that part of her thyroid (cancer free) and she now feels great.
Let me be sure I understand you though. Even though my biopsy is negative I could still have cancer? How would one go about getting diagnosed if biopsy (had a fine needle aspiration done) was negative? How would someone convince their hcp to do further investigation?
And just how do you push for a surgery when it would seem to be unnecessary?
Now I'm gonna ramble and see if anyone sees a connection to any of this. This year my pap came back 'abnormal'. I'm not really even sure what abnormal meant other than - well- not normal. This was before I'd had the u/s on my thyroid so when the office called to tell me I'd need a recheck in 3 months I put the whole issue in the back of my head as nothing to worry about - as they said I should do. THEN...I began having bloody noses, seemingly random, but I did notice a pattern. I also have a sore high up in my nostril (actually now I have one in each side)that won't go away. My nose does not bleed from the sore though. It bleeds when I cry, bend over or lay on the floor on my tummy with my head propped in my hands (like to play a game with kids). It stops really quickly but comes on as a gusher. Seems to be 'pressure' related? Hcp said maybe I have a blood vessel that needs to be cauterized and if it did not stop she would refer me to someone.
So I add it all up. Large thyroid, good size nodule, sores in my nose that won't heal, bloody noses, abnormal pap - I MUST have cancer! I won't have my pap until mid September. Should I push to get this done sooner? Since I'd had the cancer all clear re: thyroid I've just assumed I was in the clear so to speak.
Sigh....I know those are all really random things.