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enlarged thyroid

I have been going to doctors for about 5 years now (I'm currently 19) monitoring my thyroid gland which throughout the years could be noticeably larger for a few days and then fine.  I have been getting my blood drawn at least twice a year but they have all came back "normal."  I have had two ultrasounds done and both times the doctor has said it was larger then it should be but because my blood work came back normal there was nothing to worry about. My thyroid hasn't really worried me until lately when I have started feeling worse and the symptoms more frequent (at first it was only every couple of months) I have been having hot flashes almost daily, waking up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat at least once a week, insomnia, increased mood swings (one day I can be fine, the next I could be in tears the whole day, and then the next I could be fine again).

I am just wondering what could cause the thyroid gland to be enlarged but blood test normal? Is there another possible disease or something that I could have causing the thyroid gland to enlarge? My doctor I'm currently going to doesn't seem to think its a thyroid disease anymore but can't answer my question of why my thyroid keeps enlarging.
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219241 tn?1413537765
My dear fellow thyroid sufferer...may I suggest you go back to the doctor and INSIST on Thyroid anti-bodies tests? I suffered just like you for over 15 years..it was ONLY after I insisted on those tests did it show I really did have a thyroid problem. I have a long story to tell, but basically I know exactly where you are coming from and I do not want you to suffer another day! Get back to the doc and say you would like that test done. If they say no, say, Well, if is negative then I will believe you. I bet it is positive!
Keep me posted!
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1013194 tn?1296459481
I hope you have a blood test for it though, this is how it will be picked up.What made the doctor think you didn't, have you had your antibodies tested?
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I actually had one of my doctors throughout the years tell me that he thought I had Hashimoto's but that was about 3 years ago and we had talked about it with my doctor I am currently going to but he doesn't seem to think its Hashimoto's.
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1013194 tn?1296459481
I wast told the same thing 26 years ago, Only now after all that time with ill health have i been told that because of being misdiagnosed all that time my thyroid gland has been destroyed by Hashimoto disease and now have Hypothyroidism..I would have a blood test on your antibodies to check for Hashimoto, it is very common for the gland to swell with this even if your blood work comes back ok..
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