Posted by: Joy | 2012-10-08

Underactive thyroid, and high colesterol

Dear doc,
Two issues:-
I''ve been to my GP two weeks ago
Had bloods done.
This found cholesterol level @ 8.7.
Also, an underactive thyroid.
I went for an ultrasound last week, and this found @solid nodules in the right lobe of thyroid, and in the right retro mandibular region. the differential for the retro-mandibularlesion includes a benign pleomorphic adenoma. Infiltrated lymph node thought less likely. Taking into account the history of previous schwannoma, these two lesions could conceivably also represent two further schwannomas.

What do i attend to first?
Thanks Arlene

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It is very important to attend to both disorders. It is essential that your doctor treats your cholesterol aggressively, as this will increase your risk for cardiovascular disease and a stroke. Consult an endocrinologist for the treatment of your thyroid disease.


Dr Anrich

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