Hi - new member who has never been ill before. During December I had a feeling at night that I hadn't swallowed everything and something was stuck in my throat. On 19 Dec. I had full blown symptoms of tightness in my throat and that everything seemed stuck. This was accompanied with a pressure headache. This has never gone away and now it feels like I have a heavy ball in my neck. Within a week of the first discomfort, I had 2 visible lumps in my neck, one like an adams apple and the other on my right side to just below my ear. I had a private US scan last week and the diagnosis is as follows:
"Received the formal report today. As you say the DR was entirely happy with the appearance of the nodules in the right side of your thyroid gland. This is very reassuring and very reliable in ruling out concerning/malignant disease.
It would be reasonable at this stage to see what happens and in this scenario I would suggest repeating the US in about 6 months.
The reasons to remove the right side of your thyroid would be either cosmetic concern or compression symptoms arising from the enlargement of your thyroid. The left side of your thyroid gland is normal in this scenario I would recommend only removing the right side of the gland containing the nodules".
My questions are - is it reasonable to wait as this has had such a rapid onset. What am I actually waiting for? My instincts tell me to get this out - am I rushing in here. Something tells me there is something really wrong here but i don't want to appear like some hysterical woman. I just have no experience of this and reading the internet hasn't allayed my fears.