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I'll keep this as short as I can. About two months ago I had some brief light pain on both sides of the base of my neck. After it happened a couple of times I felt around and on the opposite end of my throat below the chin I felt a small hard lump that was fixed in place. In the space of three weeks it grew more than twice the size to around 2.5 centimeters. I wasn't too concerned about it but that's when I noticed a slight gland like swelling where I had experienced the pain. Three weeks later my thyroid could be felt as a bulge on both sides of my neck and was visible if I turned my head to either side. I also had some pea size lymph nodes on the left side of my neck. I had a CBC, full thyroid panel including antibodies all came back in normal. My doctor sent me for a ct with contrast and the report came back no mass detected and thyroid normal?! My Dr. Pal payed both which is why I had the ct in the first place but he seems to accept the results. It's been just over two weeks and now my thyroid is easily visible and extends from below my ears to below the collar bones. I feel like I have a constant lump in my throat, food and drink feel like they are taking longer to swallow, I have an almost constant pressure/pain in my chest right below the throat, I occasionally get shap pains from my neck to my left ear or lower jaw to my left shoulder and now all the lymph nodes on the left side of my neck from the collarbone to the chin are very swollen. The thyroid and the lymph nodes are not tender to the touch. I'm not satisfied with the ct diagnosis but I'm not sure what to think.
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