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Help me...I can't find my thyroid gland!

Posted by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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 My husband, mother, mother-in-law, and sister all have thyroid disease. In fact, my MIL has thyroid cancer. You'd think I would know how to feel for the gland!

I sort of have a slight lump on the side of the middle of my throat. If you run your hand straight up the middle of your throat, it's roughly 1/2 way up and is on the right side (my right.)

Could that be it?

 

by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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briansmommy7143
by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 4:14 PM

I'm not sure, but the fact that your MIL has thyroid cancer will not effect you in any way. Hope everything is ok!!

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JADIEBUG
by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 4:16 PM

Could be the thyroid or your lymph glands. it is worth getting checked out. The thyroid gland takes the shape of a butterfly with the two wings being represented by the left and right thyroid lobes which wrap around the trachea.


OAmy
by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 4:36 PM


Quoting briansmommy7143:

I'm not sure, but the fact that your MIL has thyroid cancer will not effect you in any way. Hope everything is ok!!

I realize that! I was just saying that you would think I'd know its exact location since all the people important to me have issues with it:)

briansmommy7143
by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 4:38 PM

Ohhh gotcha, lol. I thought you were concerned because of heredity, which still would apply to you, but not by MIL, which you obviously know. Sorry! lol....

Quoting OAmy:


Quoting briansmommy7143:

I'm not sure, but the fact that your MIL has thyroid cancer will not effect you in any way. Hope everything is ok!!

I realize that! I was just saying that you would think I'd know its exact location since all the people important to me have issues with it:)


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