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ENT or Endocrinologist?

From: jeffcalloway - 5 years 38 weeks ago

Hello all!

I am a 54 year old male. During regular physical in 11/2015 my TSH level was little high so my Dr. wanted me to come back in two weeks for more specific Thyroid labs. Also, my cholesterol came back very high. When those came back my TSH had increased to 3.5, which according to new guidelines is high? Because of that I was scheduled for Thyroid Uptake and Thyroid Ultra Sound 1/5/2016. The uptake came back normal but the US shows a solitary 5mm Heterogeneous Solid Hypoechoic nodule in the left lobe.

Over the past 6-8 months I have been very tired, cranky - (my wife says moody), joint pain, some weight gain, but not overly amount, and waking up every night around 3:00 am and not going back to sleep.

Anyway, my concern is that my family Dr. sent me to an ENT who gave me about two minutes and told me not to worry about and if needle get another US in a year. Should I have asked my family Dr to have sent me to see an endocrinologist?

Thanks for the input.

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Is this good advice?

Sorry - couldn't see where to edit my post.

My family Dr. has put me on 25mg of Levothyroxine and wants me to come back in 3 months to do labs again.

Full labs
T4,Free, Direct 1.13
TSH 3.5
Thyroid Peroxidase TPO Ab 10
Triiodothyronine, Free, Serum 3.2