I was diagnosed officially with Hashimoto's last week but I was diagnosed hypothyroid in May last year. I am working my way up to requesting an ultrasound scan through my GP practice for a possible nodule I can feel, but these are my concerns:
* I am currently under the care of an Endo who is looking after my thyroid issues and I don't see her until 15th April.
* I had an ultrasound scan done in February 2012 through my previous practice. The scan was found to show my thyroid as bulky on one side - the sonographer's words, not mine - and this report seemed to go missing between the hospital and the GP practice at the time. The only report that has been located and transferred to my patient record between practices is the MRI report which was - yes - normal.
* My GP keeps examining my neck and says it's all fine, so I'm led to believe that I'm imagining it.
I don't know how to go about asking for a scan. I mean the doctors are the people who should be doing these things and that's what's putting me off asking them. I've since emailed my endo's secretary but I don't know what more I can do.
It's making me want to give up and stop taking my meds.