Hi, I wondered if anyone has suggestions. I have had several ENT visits over the last 6 years because of chronic salivary gland inflammation with intermittent acute flare ups. Just over a year ago I was told that the ultrasound scan of throat and neck also showed an enlarged thyroid with diffuse nodules but my blood test were normal and it's nothing to be concerned about.
Another appt with ENT this week following 3 month flare up of salivary gland problem, and because a huge range of blood tests last year for autoimmune conditions came up with nothing , they want to remove one to examine to try to get a diagnosis. This Dr said that part of the symptoms of throat swelling and feeling that I need to cough but cough doesn't dislodge anything could be due to the enlarged thyroid rather than the salivary glands. I'm now waiting for another ultrasound prior to appt with the surgeon, but no more blood tests have been mentioned. I've had a look online to see what I should try to find out but it seems quite complicated! Any insight would be gratefully received!