Hi. I'm new to the group and looking for some advice please. I've had various hypo symptoms for a very long time but have put most of them down to stresses of everyday life. I started having problems with swallowing and was eventually referred to ENT. Had an ultrasound which revealed a 5cm nodule on my thyroid. Blood tests were apparently normal. Results as follows:
Serum Free T4 Level 16 pmol/L 10-22
Serum TSH Level 0.72. My/L. 0.30-5.50
Consultant also said I have reflux despite not experiencing any symptoms. Prescribed gaviscon and antacids which have made no difference to swallowing. In fact, as time has gone on sensation of my throat being squeezed has gotten worse.
I've now had a barium meal swallow and CT scan of my neck and chest and await the results. I've been referred to a thyroid surgeon. Im confused that my bloods are supposedly normal despite the large nodule. What do my results mean? Should I ask to see an endocrine specialist? Why have I just been referred to a surgeon? I spoke to my GP who seemed offended by my questions and basically implied I should just wait to see thyroid surgeon. Any thought gratefully received.