I went to an endocrinologist to make sure I didn't have a pituitary tumor that my MRI might have missed. Since I was there, she did a complete blood workup. All of my blood came up clean for the issues related to the symptoms I was having, including thyroid function...then comes the bad news: she said it was "random", but my thyroid blood marker was a little off indicating ( I think and hope she said a POSSIBLE) mass on my thyroid. When I hear mass, I think the worst. She said it could just be a nodule of some sort. She reminded me that when I came in she told me "rule out tests" often lead to further testing.
Looking for some more reassurance, I told her I was going to try not to worry, fully knowing I was going to worry uncontrollably. She said no, do not worry. I said I would try to go as soon as possible and she said wait until the afternoon to give her office a chance to fax the auth to the imaging place.
1. Does the fact that my blood indicator was off mean I only may have a mass on my thyroid or that I could have mass somewhere in my body? In other words, do I still have to worry if thyroid ultrasound comes back ok?
2. Anyone have experience with masses that were not detrimental? (my mind can take care of conceiving the worst outcome)
3. I really need help on this one. This is the first time a doc has ordered a test on her own and not because I begged her to. Plus I'm at work. I cried now I'm trying to hold back tears because my office is glass, this see-through and 2 people have already stopped by. It's still the morning here so I still have a full day ahead of me.