I have been in the high blood pressure message area of this board. My entire story of the ailments and symptoms i have encountered since June 29th 2007.
The link is Desperate 26yr Male - Sudden onset of Hypertension 1 month ago.
Basically i have been having issues with my neck throughout this ordeal. I've had multiple docs check my thyroid and they all say there is no problem. Come to find out, the only think they have all checked is my TSH level. Last level sitting at 2.6.
Anyways, I have had 2 CT scans on my abdomen where docs suspect a possible pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma as my 24hour urinalysis shows elevated catecholamine levels.
Being that i have had this pain in my neck, i finally demanded a ultrasound of my neck. The doc decided to take it a step further to perform a CT scan on my entire neck to check lymph nodes, etc.
I finally get a call from my docs nurse saying that my CT results of my neck have come in and all look great, no problems.
I requested that the results be faxed to me so as I can retain for my records.
Below is are the results of my neck CT scan. Now tell me that there is no problem here.
CLINICAL HISTORY:Neck Swelling
TECHNIQUE: Serial axial CT images through the neck were obtained following IV contrast administration.
FINDINGS:The spaces of the suprahyoid neck appear unremarkable without adenopathy, mass lesion, or obvious inflammatory changes or abcess.
There are scattered nonspecific subcentimeter lymph nodes identified throughout the neck.
There was a marker placed at the site of clinical concern along the left lateral aspect of the neck. There is no mass lesion or abnormal inflammitory change identified in this location.
The infrahyoid neck appears grossly unremarkable, (heres the kicker) with the exception of a small 4-mm hypodense lesion on the right thyroid gland. I question thyroid cyst.
IMPRESSION: 1. Scattered nonspecific lymph nodes scattered throughout the neck in an otherwise unremarkable CT evaluation of the neck. No evidence of mass lesion or abnormal inflammatory change.
HOW ABOUT THAT for everyone dismissing my complaint of the pain in my neck.
Is it possible for a thyroid cyst to cause increased hypertension? Increased urine catecholamine's?
Thank you for reading and please advise.
I have appointment with endo aug 27th, but doc wants to try to get me in sooner.