Thyroid cyst

by Anne

This past winter I was diagnosed with a 3cm cyst/goiter of the thyroid. The biopsy was negative for malignancy and so I will be watched. The thyroid is functioning and the blood work was normal. So apparently I am producing thyroid hormones.

My question is do you think progesterone cream would help to balance things out, so that this cyst/goiter will not grow anymore? I took progest cream in my late fifties and sixties for a while because of a vaginitis that could not be cleared up and it was wonderful. It was the only thing that helped me. I did stop taking the cream after a while because of the break through bleeding that can occur with taking it. It worried me. I know this can happen, but I would like to have your opinion on that and weather or not the cream would be worth a try again for this thyroid problem. What do you suggest re the break through bleeding that may occur? I have not seen anything in your question and answer info re this.

Thanks for any advice.

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Jun 15, 2010
Thyroid cyst
by: Wray

Hi Anne Although it does help breast and ovarian cysts, I can't find any studies which suggest it might help with a thyroid cyst. If it helped you in the past and in view of the stressful situation you are now in, it might be worth considering again. Stress drops progesterone levels. Progesterone also activates the GABA receptor sites, GABA is one of our most calming neurotransmitters. It is excellent for vaginitis, but I'm really puzzled you had break through bleeding. I've never heard of this occurring in menopause, except in the first year when the lining is still growing slowly. But the bleeding normally only occurs once, possibly twice. I don't know how much you were using then, but if you should consider it again, please make sure you use between 100-200mg/day. Incidentally it's beneficial for ageing, please see here. And here. Please consider having a vitamin D test done, this drops in winter, and vitamin D is essential for the thyroid. Please see here for vitamin D deficiency. For more info please see here. Take care, Wray

Jun 22, 2010
PEI treatment
by: Anonymous

The single compartment benign cysts can be treated with ethanol sclerotherapy.

Jul 14, 2010
Response to your answer to my question re: thyroid cyct/goiter.
by: Anonymous

Thanks for your answer, Wray. I particularly liked the advice re: Vit. D. I have been reading quite a bit about this substance lately. I think I will definitely have that measured in my blood. Makes so much sense. Maybe the breakthrough bleeding I mentioned was from the vaginal tissues healing. It was just a brown smear. Too long ago... don't know. Just happened 2 times as I recall. Thanks again for your devotion to this hormone and reaching out to all to help. Bless you for your work. Anne.

Jul 19, 2010
Response to your answer to my question re: thyroid cyct/goiter.
by: Wray

Hi Anne Well I'm relieved the breakthrough bleeding was slight and no more than twice. You had me concerned there! And please follow up on the vitamin D, my level when tested was only 35ng/ml, it should be a minimum of 50ng/ml or 125nmol/L year round. I sit too long in front of a computer, my fascination with progesterone has it's drawbacks! Incidentally the anonymous comment suggests ethanol sclerotherapy. You might like to read about the procedure here, not something I would entertain, far too invasive. Please try the vitamin D before resorting to drugs or surgery. Thanks for the kind words! Take care Wray

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