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Query about thyroglossal cyst - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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User :   Recently I was told that I may have a thyroglossal duct cyst...CT scan has been scheduled and I am to have surgery to remove. The Dr. mentioned that cancer is a possibility and must be ruled out. I am 44 female, changes to my voice, serious pain at times in my throat, weak voice/scratchy voice, sensitivity to cold, hair loss and breakage, palpitations and fatigue. Any feedback? Thank you.
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hello
User :   thyroid tests were completed and normal
Doctor :   Did you have weight loss or appetite loss ?
User :   weight loss
User :   holding steady at the same weight now
Doctor :   Can you explian the weight loss ?
User :   initially I was trying to lose weight through exercise/healthy food...not exercising since October due to ongoing Fatigue and ill feeling.
User :   lost about 6 more pounds since October
User :   now holding at 153
Doctor :   ok, most of the symptoms you mentioned are in favorable to the cyst rather than the cancer
Doctor :   but the best one to say this would be the scan
User :   could you please help me understand? I was told it must be removed surgically
Doctor :   yes, the cyst should be removed
Doctor :   its a pouch like out growth , arising from remenants of premitive structures
User :   Okay...and the CT scan should also help in the diagnosis?
User :   so, the other symptoms may not be related?
Doctor :   scan will help for sure
Doctor :   and in detail
User :   Is this common to find in women my age?
Doctor :   most of the symptoms you mentioned are due to the pressure effect of the cyst
User :   that's good news...
Doctor :   but the hair loss and sensitivity to cold needs to look into
User :   so, after removal, i shouldn't be as cold and fatigued
User :   Okay...what test do you recommend for the cold and hair loss?
Doctor :   and the thyroglossal duct cyst is a common one
Doctor :   and the success rate are very high after removal
User :   all good news for a single mom of 3...two with disabilities...
Doctor :   may i know what disabilities ?
Doctor :   I see you have moved out of the chat
Doctor :   please login back to continue the discussion
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