I went into see my GP last week because I developed strange symptoms about 2 weeks ago that haven't gone away. I began to have a feeling as if a pill was stuck in my throat. The sensation is causing me to have difficulty swallowing and discomfort, especially on the right side of my throat. I have also developed a clicking noise and sensation when I swallow.
I saw my GP and he felt that my thyroid was enlarged so ordered me an ultrasound and bloodtest. My bloodtest levels came back normal and the ultrasound showed my thyroid size to be on "the high side of normal". The scan also found a "cyst" or nodule on the left lobe of my thyroid. My doctor waited for me to call in for the results and I was only able to speak with a nurse. They told me no further tests were required and want to put me on acid reflux medication; they seem to think that reflux is what's causing all of my symptoms. I rarely ever have heartburn and I have a hard time believing this could be my problem.
My company only offers high deductible insurance plans so I just had to pay $500 out of pocket for the ultrasound and going to a specialist will also cost directly. I am incredibly worried that my thyroid nodule could be cancerous but my nurse insists I have acid reflux. Should I pay the money to see a specialist just to be safe or risk the cyst growing larger and try the acid reflux medicine? I am a 22 year old female. Any feedback would be appreciated! Thank you.