Yesterday I woke up with a lump on the right side of my neck. Suspected thyroid enlarged/goitre but it hasn’t been confirmed. I had the flu 2 weeks ago and still have a cough that brings up phlegm and I’m fatigued every day. My ears are also still blocked and pop every day and I didn’t feel myself up until 2 days ago.
I had an emergency doctors appt the same day and I was referred for scans straight away and had blood tests taken there and then to check my haemoglobin levels and thyroid function etc.
So after doing some research I found that thyroid issues are closely linked to iodine deficiency and there is a type of Thyroiditis that happens as the result of a viral infection (this is what I’m hopeful for) called De Quervain’s thyroiditis.
I’ve also not long ago moved to a vegan diet so it is possible I am deficient in iodine although I don’t have any other symptoms just what I mentioned above. I’m not having difficulty beathing or swallowing as such, but I am conscious it’s there and can feel it in my neck.
My thyroid gland is also unilateral which points to infection or De Quervains.
Has anyone else experienced similar?
I’m 23 y/o female.