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could this be Hashimoto Disease

The right thyroid lobe measures about 4.1 x 1.7 x 1.8 cm.  The left
     thyroid lobe measures about 4.1 x 1.3 x 1.6 cm.  The isthmus is equal
     to 3 mm.

     The thyroid is heterogeneous.  Again demonstrated is a heterogeneous
     hypoechoic nodule at the mid to lower pole of the right thyroid.  It
     measures about 8-9 mm in maximum diameter.  It is slightly smaller
     when compared to prior examination.  Prior fine needle aspiration was
     performed of this nodule.

     IMPRESSION:

     HETEROGENEOUS THYROID AND THIS IS AN 8-9 MM NODULE AT THE RIGHT
     THYROID LOBE AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.  IT IS SLIGHTLY SMALLER WHEN
     COMPARED TO PRIOR EXAMINATION.  PRIOR FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION WAS
     PERFORMED OF THIS NODULE AS WELL.  NO NEW PROCESS IS PRESENT.
I have been suffering with extreme fatigue, always cold , lots of aches in the joints, weight gain, itchy dry patches of skin on elbows ankle and feet. in my child bearing years had 11 miscarriages I am 45 years old now also had ovary recently removed due to cyst
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It could be.  Do you have thyroid blood work?  If you want to confirm or rule out Hashi's, ask your doctor to test the two antibody markers for it.  These are TPOab (thyroid peroxidase antibodies) and TGab (thyroglobulin antibodies).

Also, have you had FREE T3, FREE T4 and TSH tested?  Those will tell you if you are hypothyroid.  If they have been tested, please post results and reference ranges.  
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the only test they have done is Feb 13, 2015 TSH 3rd Generation 1.23 mIU/L
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the only test they have done is Feb 13, 2015 TSH 3rd Generation 1.23 mIU/L
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That's a "normal" TSH.  However, TSH is at best a screening test for asymptomatic individuals.  Many factors can make TSH unreliable.  So, your testing isn't sufficient.

Since your symptoms could be caused by thyroid, perhaps you could persuade your doctor to test FREE T3 and FREE T4.  On both of those, you want to be well up into the middle of the reference range, not just on the bottom.  

The two antibody tests, TPOab and TGab, will tell you if you have Hashi's.

If the doctor will order those, we'll be happy to help you interpret them.
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they don't seem to want to do any test since that test was in the normal range , i see an endo dr next month maybe will get something done there thanks for all your help
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If no one will order FT3 and FT4 for you, you can order them online without a doctor's order.  Of course, you have to pay for self-ordered labs.  
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