Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Photographic Proof

Here are a couple photos of my thyroid nodule, to give you an idea of what it looks like from the outside. It doesn't hurt, or feel like anything, really. At some angles you can't see it at all: it's most obvious if I'm leaning forward.
Apparently it's grown about a centimeter in the past year, but to me it looks about the same as it always has - ever since I first noticed it about three years ago.


  1. Most nodules less then 1 cm are only detected by the ultrasound the large nodules are most prominent when the person swallows or tilts the head back.
    "Head 36" of Flickr

  2. I almost had a heart attack when I saw this, Anita. I hate watching people even touch their own necks (god forbid they ever get close to mine), but I'm trying. I really do hope for the best, and I'm also selfishly hoping all of this will make me less squeamish about my own neckular area.