Hello Thyroid folks - I need a bit of info and advice
In brief - last week in Turkey mother admitted to hospital. Place and services looked fab so I decided to have my T3 done (forgot that I needed the antibody ones done too 🙄) GP here refused all of course !
Saw a surgeon (no less) who carefully examined my throat at length and sent me for bloods and ultrasound (all a one stop shop over there - fantastic !) Results of everything back in an hour and I'm sitting back in Surgeons office .!!!! UK could learn a few lessons from this finely tuned structure ......serving 70 million people countrywide !!!
Bottom line - I've two large lesions on each side of Thyroid - the one on the right needs a biopsy and regardless of result needs out its so big ! The one on the left needs watched but also biopsied just in case
GP of course had dismissed all idea of a problem because guess what "TSH and T4 all within normal range "
My Q's are - do I need a General surgeon or an ENT one ?
Will they take the Turkish findings seriously ? I have it translated my Sis is fluent.
How do I research who's good in my area - I've a few names lined up but nothing more.?
Do I need an ref to an Endo now, or that being the medical side of it all should I wait until after surgery ? Should I build up a relationship with an Endo first and let them refer me to a surgeon - keep it all in the system so to speak ?
GP will be clueless and I've learned with Neuro and Cardio (other conditions exist although research suggests not unrelated to Thyroid ) it's best to keep it all under one roof as such.
Anxious about surgery but glad I've discovered this before time let sinister things develop !
Any help would be great folks