From my last post you'll see i think i may have hashimotos (undiagnosed) but have hypo symptoms and have sent test off for private thyroid testing today. Has anyone been referred to surgical thyroid outpatient appointment in the first instance without gp checking thyroid levels? Gp said i have a goitre and lymph nodes were swollen. I'm in Nhs grampian and when i hadnt heard from endocrology department a month after gp appointment i phoned and asked about waiting times. The general endocrinology department said their drs reviewed my referral and sent it onto surgical. Its freaking me out that my first appointment is with surgical. Is this usual for goitre?