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Thyroid calcification.

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  • Posted By: tiamia
  • June 17, 2008
  • 04:30 AM

I am 29 yrs old .I am 35 weeks pregnant with my 2nd baby.I recently discovered a thyroid nodule.My endocrinologist did an ultrasound and said they saw a highly calcified lump with a lot of blood supply to it.
The lump is quite big about 4.3 cm.They did FNA-biopsy of both my thyroid glands since the other one also was a bit swollen.
I am now anxiously waiting for the results.
I learnt that being pregnant & having a calcified nodule means that my chances of having a thyroid cancer are more.
I just wanted to know what are the different causes of thyroid calcification.
Can it be due to some injury or something?or is it always cancer?

I just have a strong feeling that my diagnosis will be cancer.Please share your knowledge with me.Will be a great support.

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  • Hiya, Your post seems to have been up quite a while without an answer I really don't have one for you. I do know a few sites though that you could look up if you are interested? Forums specialising in patient support that is just thyroid I mean.lotsa luv and God bless, and good luck with the birth :)Whittersx
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  • I had a disease called primary parathyroid hyperplasia. My disease began manifesting itself at the time of my first pregnancy at age 19. Parathyroid IS NOT the same as thyroid. Parathyroid has to do with calcium metabolism. At 33 years old after several fractures it was discovered that I had osteoporosis, that was after the birth of my 3rd child. I recently accurately diagnosed myself at the age of 52, the same doctors who for 33 years had NOT diagnosed me said that I did not have the disease (even though my parathyroid measuremet was 171 instead of the high normal of 65) I was having surgeries to remove embedded calcifications in my pancreas in Seattle, so I asked that they repeat the tests I had sone by the head of the dept. at Inland Imaging in Spokane Wa. Turned out they were WRONG once again I had 4 bad glands and that was the reason for bone pain mental health change so many factors are affected especially for us who are nurturing fetuses. Understand that parathyroid tests are not routinely done. You need an astute clinician to order that test in many areas If that test comes up with higher numbers, then too you must have a calcium measurement and it should be monitored for a period of time. I went to a particularly informative site called parathyroid.com It is very helpful for diagnostic comparisons of parathyroid disease. My kidneys are calcified and I am near end stage because of thier failure to diagnose me. Hopefully it is not too late for you to find the health you deserve! You NEVER give up on yourself!!!:p Keep searching and hopefully you will be fortunate.
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