I recently had a humongous hot nodule removed via lobectomy (almost 8 cm large, went down beneath my collar bone), and am wondering if this might have caused symptoms of hyperthyroidism even though my lab values were normal.
When the surgeon saw the uptake scan pre-op, he said, due to the size of the nodule, and how "hot" it was, there was no way I could have had normal labs, no matter what the numbers said. I have had pretty severe hyperthyroid-type symptoms for years, but was always told it was "anxiety" because my bloodwork was normal.
Therefore, I am wondering (1) whether it's possible to have hyperthyroidism symptoms and normal bloodwork, with a large hot nodule; and (2) now that the nodule is gone, how long will it take for me to feel better?
I am 4 days post-op and still feel really bad, with lots of hyperthyroid symptoms, even worse ones/more intense.
Thanks in advance.