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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:34 am 
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I had my six months' neurologist appointment last week. She asked about my spinal injury and checked my reflexes. No surprise there. She remarked about double incontinence, and asked whether I used diapers; when I said I did, she agreed that was the best management solution. One problem was that my thyroid seems to be becoming overactive, which will need attention. Although incontinence pales in comparison to the other potentially lethal conditions, such as cancers and cardiac disease, it still needs regular medical supervision. I'm glad I went.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:23 pm 
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Patrick,
I saw my neurologist a couple months ago. She was feeling my throat and found an enlarged thyroid. I was sent back to my primary who ordered a thyroid ultrasound, and lab work. It turns out I have a small cyst on my thyroid that is contributing to hyperthyroidism. I’ve lost about 10 lbs in the last couple weeks. I’m being referred to endocrinology in February for biopsy and treatment. Thyroid nodules are very common as people get older. 95% are benign. But right now I’m in limbo.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:19 pm 
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Don't let thyroid issues get past you. Keep up on them, and keep us informed.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:09 pm 
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I have thyroid labs taken every 2-3 months. That’s how they found the hyperthyroidism. That led to the ultrasound. This in turn helped to discover the nodule. I had an ultrasound a year ago that discovered a module but it resolved on it’s own. I had a slight goiter then. This is all caused by my Lithium for my bipolar disorder. I have a history of both hypo and hyperthyroid. I may need to have my thyroid removed or have an ablation.


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