I am a 30 year old female. I have Hashimoto's hypothyroidism since four years. I take Eltroxin daily and go for a thyroid sonar once a year. I went for an ultrasound yesterday and my report stated that my thyroid features are consistent with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. But, what really freaked me out was these two comments:
- Prominent lymph nodes are seen within the right cervical chain, with the largest on the right measuring 4.9 mm in its short axis and on the left 3.4 mm in its short axis.
- A small cystic focus noted in the medial and anterior aspect of the right lobe.
What does this mean? Should I be concerned? I was sick with a bad flu about four weeks ago, had a high fever and ended up on antibiotics. Could the lymph nodes still be swollen from that? Or can the lymph nodes be swollen due to an autoimmune disease? I have alopecia areata as well since I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's. My immune system seems to be very weak. I constantly get flu, colds, and tummy bugs and I suffer badly from allergies or sinuses.