Just seen a GP about a lump/swelling on the left hand side of my neck around my collarbone and he advised it was a swollen lymph node.
I'm waiting on an appointment for a thyroid ultrasound anyway as I seen a lovely GP about more swelling, discomfort and hoarseness at my thyroid. The collarbone swelling I noticed the day after.
Anyhoo, after he said it was swollen lymph nodes he started to GOOGLE it. I sat there patiently (great pun?) as he typed in "lymphedema and thyroiditis". WHY? The first words my eyes are drawn to are CANCER! He quickly finds a page he's looking for and says that there do seem to be cases where hashi's could cause this.
I just find it all a little....mmmm....double standards? Ironic? Many of us are scolded by GP's not to google our symptoms, but how come they can do it? In fact, it's even scarier when they do it!
Anyway, I'm pretty sure it's nothing "scary" (as the GP said while giving me a form for a FBC blood test) it's all a little funny.
HAPPY FRIDAY! x