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Old 08-29-2008, 09:20 PM   #1
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Uggg...tender lump??

I have been posting all my woes and tribulations latley with my suspected thyroid issues.

Trouble swallowing..voice hoarseness..not to mention other hypo symptoms including extreem fatigue, hair loss, and much more.

I have been noticing things for several years now..always blood tests are normal..This past year swallowing and voice have been more and more troubling. In June I started to really loose my voice...especially by the end of the day. The tightening feeling was miseriable like I had something tied too tight around my neck. 3 ENTs...and on my second GP...ultrasound says I have a couple of nodules...one being 2cm. The docs keep telling me that nodules that size wouldn't be causing me my difficulties.

Over the weekend I noticed a lumpy area in the front part of my neck. right where I would think my thyroid would be. It is very tender...sometimes it is a little mushy...other times it is very firm and more swollen (larger) and more tender than other times. It seems to be more firm, swollen and tender at night. When I was able to show it to the ENT..was at a time when the lump was in the mushier stage.

Anyway...What the heck is it??? I hate that it seems that everything I go through I have such a hard time getting docs to listen to me. Ugg

 
Old 08-29-2008, 09:37 PM   #2
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Re: Uggg...tender lump??

Have you seen a Endo? Tenderness may be thyroiditis. I read that tenderness & swelling may indicate a cancer especially considering it is large. I've had acute thyroiditis & now have it off & on. Fam

 
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Old 08-30-2008, 06:10 AM   #3
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Re: Uggg...tender lump??

No I haven't seen an endo...I have been asking for a referral...but the docs keep wanting to send my to a GI...I just KNOW this is not coming from my stomach...they have had me on reflux meds for two months no change.( keep telling them I don't have any relux symptoms...they say I may not be aware of it )...I will push for endo appointment...thanks so much

 
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Re: Uggg...tender lump??

A "couple of nodules" especially the one that is around 2cm on a gland that's only around 3-4 cm, is definitely something that can cause discomfort.

 
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Re: Uggg...tender lump??

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I noticed a lumpy area in the front part of my neck. right where I would think my thyroid would be.
Your thyroid is just below your Adam's apple and the V-shaped notch where your collar bones join. Is that the place you're talking about? If so, you certainly might be feeling your nodules or enlarged gland.

 
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yes..that whole area is swollen and tender...i can run my fingers around the edges and it makes the shape of the thyroid. this has come up in the past week. i have felt it for much longer on the inside...meaning it wasn't visible like it is now and it wasn't able to palpate it like now. On Monday I went to the ENT...she felt for it and didn't feel it but I could....now it is visible and much harder to the touch....holiday weekend and can't get in with someone new. I really don't want to go back to the ENT the couldn't feel it last week!

 
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