I’m mid 40’s and currently experiencing some odd symptoms and after googling (I know, very bad) am totally worried it’s a thyroid tumour. Symptoms are:
- achey pain that comes and goes - both sides of neck ache in turn, and sometimes twinges at thyroid area of neck. Often triggered when I move. Pain can spread into shoulders or up towards ears.
- Feels a bit “squeaky” in back of throat (when swallowing and when I bend down / hold my breath) and I have more phlegm than usual (have a history of post nasal drip).
- Irritating need to clear my throat all the time (wouldn’t quite describe it as a cough).
- I had one episode where, after a bout of clearing my throat, it seemed to close up a bit and go really wheezy and squeaky. I drank some milk and took covonia and it seemed to calm it down.
I can’t feel any lumps or a nodule. Tried to feel when in the shower and it all feels quite firm but no obvious lumps.
I have an under active thyroid (since the 90’s) and a nodule found in 2013 which had no suspicious features on u/s. needle biopsy didnt work as they didn’t get enough cells. I then had an u/s 2 years ago as side of neck felt lumpy, but nothing showed up.
Thinking of waiting it out for a month to see if anything else happens. Anyone out there have any experience with thyroid cancer? Would these symptoms come and go if it was cancer? Should I be banging the gp’s door down? These symptoms have come on quite suddenly a couple of weeks ago and I’m worried.