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From: LivingPower - 3 years 13 weeks ago

Hi all. I am new here. I spent more than a year with hypothyroid symptoms that would sometimes be debilitating. Shortly after I started investigating the cause of these symptoms (thyroid was ruled out because of normal TSH), a large nodule was found on the left lobe of my thyroid. I am in the midst of the journey to determine whether the nodule is malignant, but I haven't let go of the possibility of Hashimoto's, as well. My FNA biopsy showed follicular neoplasm and I am awaiting surgery for lobectomy and proper biopsy, but the FNA results also showed chronic thyroiditis.

My mother's side of the family has Celiac disease and thyroid issues and I had done my research and taken myself off gluten shortly before my FNA. After three months gluten-free, I began to feel better than I had in a long time. I wanted to know for sure, so I had my endo schedule blood tests and started eating gluten to see if there would be any antibodies. After two weeks back on gluten (I felt fine reintroducing it), I had the test, but the levels are all fine. At the time I asked for the blood tests, I did not know the pathology from the FNA had said chronic thyroiditis and he didn't tell me. His focus is on the priority of determining if cancer is present and I get that, but this is also a concern. What else could chronic thyroiditis be if not Hashimoto's?

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