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Lump in throat

Hi all

Have never posted before but got great help from your posts. I am hypothyroid taking 25/50mcg of Levo alternate days for about three years. Recently I keep getting a feeling of a lump in my throats nothing visible from the outside but internally I can feel it around my Adams Apple, it's worse when I swallow. I had a blood test and levels ok. Any thoughts or ideas would be welcome. Thanks

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Do you have copies of those * OK * results with ranges ? If so do post them and members will comment ....


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If it gets too bad or interferes with your breathing you should have an ultrasound.


I really am not surprised that you are having symptoms due to such a daily low dose for three years.

One piece of advice is never, ever take 'normal' 'o.k.' or 'fine' with regard to blood tests results.

If your dose is too low it can cause us even more problems so I would suggest your make a new appointment with your GP saying you don't feel so good. He should also palpate your neck and refer you to an Endocrinologist to diagnose why you have a lump.

When you get a blood test for thyroid hormones, this is the procedure.

The appointment should be at the very earliest and fasting, although you can drink water.

Also leave about 24 hours between your last dose of levo and the test and take it afterwards.

This allows the TSH to be at its highest as that's all GPs take notice of.

Ask your GP (say you have been advised by the NHS Choices for advice on the thyroid gland,) that you need a full thyroid function test (he may not agree but you can have a private one if you can afford it). TSH, T4, T3, Free T4 and Free T3, and antibodies (if you haven't had an antibody test) Vitamin B12, Vit D, iron, ferritin and folate.

Get a print-out and post for comments.


Hello I've been trying to figure out that same problem for about a year-and-a-half now it happened every since I got off my thyroid medicine and went back on my medicine but it never went away I've been to the ENT they've done all kinds of tests on me have not found anything it's very annoying especially when I'm laying in bed at night it seems to be worse it kind of makes my throat hurt at times like it's swollen and sometimes that a high-pitch my voice is a little different I detect if you find out what the problem is please let me know


Welcome to the forum, Mattyj.

Ask your GP to palpate your throat and neck. If a lump is felt your GP should order an ultrasound scan to check the condition of your thyroid gland and any nodules or cysts.


Thanks so much for the responses. A lot to work with. My recent test results (end of September) - TSH = 2.32, Free Thyroxine = 12.4, Free T3 = 4.9. I am not sure how they relate to my medication? I would appreciate any advice. I will go back to the GP and discuss the throat issue too. Tanks again. Matt


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