I posted on here a while back saying that my doctor was not taking my thyroid issue seriously. I took advice and saw another doctor who referred my to a hospital endo. Saw the endo on Friday and he said that my doctor should have started treating me ages ago as the above 10 rule is for symptomless cases. Anyway, he also examined my thyroid lump, and this is what worried me! He said that he didn't think it was a goitre but another type of mass close to the thyroid, not the thyroid itself. I am having an ultrasound and biopsy on 23rd Oct. I am hoping that if he thought it was anything sinister that would have been done earlier! Just wondered if anyone else had a lump near their thyroid and what was the outcome? Anything would be useful. Thanking you all in advance.