Your endo is right in saying that Hypothyroidism
must be corrected first before general anesthesia
can be given. Otherwise, as he suggested there could be problems during anaesthesia/ recovery. Let the TSH result come and if that is normal, then the endo will clear you.
Don't worry too much about 3 mm nodule ( I hope it is mm not cm) . These are common above 40 years and you don't have to postpone the surgery just for a thyroid nodule
. However, an ultrasound
is required and based on that, further action can be taken. THAT IS NOT AN EMERGENCY AND I DONT SEE A POINT IN POSTPONING THE SURGERY JUST FOR A THYROID NODULE. This can be done after you recover from shoulder surgery
. Any nodule above 1 cm should be subjected to needle test ideally.
Don't worry. Await the TSH result. Even if it is high, we can treat with Thyroxine and once TSH is normalized you may undergo surgery.