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A 53-year-old female asked:

High tsh levels after thyroid cancer.been on synthroid (thyroxine) for 3 yrs and has been fine now all the sudden levels out of wack and lump in neck ?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
See your doc: Given your history, any changes demand follow up, with blood tests, and likely imaging tests to determined what next.
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 45 years experience
See endocrinologist: Go back to your endocrinologistt or thyroid surgeon. Elevated TSH suggests that you need thyroid replacement meds increased. New lumps may or may not be significant. A good physical examination and ultrasound should be able to help here and a fine needle aspiration may be warranted. Thyroid cancer frequently recurs in lymph nodes and is very curable.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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