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Can enlarged tender thyroid with hypothyroidism be a CANCER?

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31 y.o. female with enlarged thyroid that has gotten worse over the past 2 days. I felt a tender spot on my throat and kept trying to feel a lump and now my thyroid is enlarged. Doc says tests show I may have hypothyroidism and I have a thyroid ultrasound today. Can't sleep due to feeling of discomfort and neck fullness and anxiety worrying it may be the rare form of thyroid cancer.

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Hello, Thanks for your query at Doctorspring.com

Don't think about thyroid cancer as they have radiation history associated with them ( Pappilary ) , other variants are rare. This seems more like thyroiditis ( auto-immune where antibodies are formed in your blood stream against your thyroid tissue ). To confirm, You need to do the following tests...TSH, T3, T4. Ultrasound of thyroid and TPOAntibody. Once you have all these reports kindly upload them and I would be in a better position to guide you further.


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Dr. J Muthukrishnan
Category: Diabetologist
Experience: 
Fellowships/Training: 
1. 10th Asia-Pacific Pediatric Endocrine Society  Fellows meeting, Seoul, Korea, Oct 2008
2. Eighth ICMR Course on Genetics and Genetic Counseling – Jul 2008 – SGPGI, Lucknow
3. Annual Certificate Course on Endocrinological Laboratory Techniques at National Institute of Nutrition (ICMR) Hyderabad,India, ( Aug-Sep 2006) 
Fellowship: Endocrinology, Diplomate of National Board, National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 2008, Medwin Hospital, Hyderabad
Senior Residency: Diplomate of National Board (General Medicine), National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 2002
Residency: MD, General Medicine, 1997-2000, Armed Forces Medical College, 2nd position in University
Medical School: MBBS, Armed Forces Medical College, 1992
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