Hello, new here and just want to know if anyone can relate to my story.
During most of the summer hols I had a cold/flu and (self diagnosed) bronchitis. I took paracetemol and carried on! On the last day of August I woke up with a large tender lump on the left/middle side of my neck, it literally came up over night!! Amazingly I got a Drs appointment the same day. I was sent for blood test and ultrasound. All bloods were normal (including thyroid) except for esr which was very high (measures inflammation somewhere in the body). It was retested and went back to normal. During the last few weeks the lump has got smaller although can still be seen and isn't tender anymore. It does sometimes 'ache'. Had an ultrasound and have been told it's a non cancerous cyst, something was mentioned about a haemorrhagic cyst, does this mean that I had a thyroid nodule that haemorrhaged? (wasn't aware of any nodules). The cyst measured 2cm x 3cm (is that big or small for a cyst?)
I've got a consultant appointment on 17th October but want to gather as much info as poss beforehand.
My Dr said it will probably need to e removed, is she right?
I've googled (I know, naughty me) and I've read that part of the thyroid would need to be removed to remove the cyst.
Can I just leave well alone or would the cyst just get worse?
My thyroid is functioning normally.
What has caused this? Can shouting cause a haemorrhage? (I work in a school and have to shout in the playground when I cover break times!!).
Just a couple of things to mention, I can see my neck pulsating ALL THE TIME and right now it feels like the back of my throat is dry/sticking.
Any advice would be very welcome, thanks.