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Potential thyroid issues in 26 yr old female

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  • Posted By: jenniferl
  • September 16, 2012
  • 01:54 AM

I am a 26 year old female and overweight. I went to my doctor 4 months ago for a routine check up and she noticed that my neck, specifically my thyroid was a bit swollen. She order an ultrasound and extra bloodwork. Turns out that I had a small nodule on my right thyroid lobe, but my found that my TSH was within normal range. We agreed that a six-month follow-up would be wise, however she assured me there was no reason to worry.

Over the past few weeks, I have noticed feeling unusually sluggish. I had originally dismissed the problem, thinking the extra fatigue was due to my increased work at school. As of the past week, I have had three people ask me why I seem to be in a fog, working a little slower than usual. For the past week, I've been sleeping more. Before this, I was routinely going to bed around 11pm and waking up at 7am, ready to start the day. Both yesterday and today, I slept until almost 11am (luckily, I didn't have work or school). I'm not sure what to make of it, as I haven't slept late like that since college or before (unless I was sick or had been up part of the night).

Today, I noticed a pain in my throat where the left nodule of my thyroid is located. It doesn't hurt unless I touch it or lay back. My thyroid feels swollen at the moment and I can see it clearly when I lean my head back a little bit, but it doesn't seem any more swollen than usual. Note that my nodule was located on my *right* nodule, but the pain is coming from the *left* side.

I don't know what could be causing this problem, but it is, indeed, worrisome. All day now, I have felt sluggish. Earlier, I was on the phone with my mother, and she noticed that I said "um" frequently and that my speech was slower than usual. I've been trying to work on a paper for school, only I'm having a hard time focusing.

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