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Old 01-08-2008, 01:16 PM
 
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Just for fun and giggles, why don't you ask for a referral to an ENT specialist?
She actually I recommended that I see and endocrinologist which makes sense but and ENT would probably be able to tell me if that is really where the pain is coming from.
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Old 01-08-2008, 04:21 PM
 
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If necessary, the ENT would send yo to an endocrinologist. The ENT can determine, through their testing if the thyroid is functioning properly or not. They would be my first bet.
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Old 01-09-2008, 08:29 AM
 
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Actually, I would try the opposite. You already know you have thyroid problems. Now you know it is swollen too. Endocrinologists specialize in the endocrine system to which your thyroid belongs. Ear, Nose, and Throat would just be an added appointment (they will refer you to endocrine for thyroid treatment esp if you are having new symptoms), more copays, and added time with a sore throat and headache.
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Old 01-09-2008, 08:32 AM
 
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On the flip side, the ENT can do testing which can determine if the thyroid is one which needs to be removed or not, and can treat for the disorders as well.

Your call on this one
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Old 01-09-2008, 08:54 AM
 
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Ok, but unless you already see an ENT for other reasons why specifically make an appt with one? It would be like going to a spine surgeon for a broken leg....yeah he can treat it but thats not what he does.
Not to mention, if we are actually talking about saving the thyroid here, then it is possible this is time sensitive, wouldn't it be better to see the specialist now?
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Old 01-09-2008, 11:16 AM
 
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Good point about the endocrinologist, it makes sense to start there being I know I have hypothyroidism.
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:16 PM
 
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Im not sure If I am writing this twice and if so then Im new so ignore the double take on this question I seriously need assistance on. For the past 6 months I have had continous problems on the left side. Swollen lymph nodes, near neck, thyroid under my chin, under my ear. My headaches are so bad i can't keep things down. I am tired constently and have gained 20-25 pounds within 6 months. I have also previously had a Thyroid surgery 3 years ago with Follicular nodules on both sides. However they only removed the right side because they said that was the worst. Since then I have been on Thyroid medication but since the past 6 months know which is 3 years later it seems to me it is coming back the horseness of my throat the losing of my hair the something stuck in my throat. However my Endocronologist did bloodwork, ultrasound and told me to go to an ENT because he felt a bump in my throat. So i am just wondering what does and ENT have to do with a Thyroid condition like this. They said that if the blood work came back and there was a serious problem they would get me in sooner but my ultrasound is July 8th and I have to see my Endocronologist Aug.8th and the ENT Dr. July24th. Does anyone have an idea on what is going on here. Please help

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Old 07-25-2009, 03:30 PM
 
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Hi,, It is important to know the actual cause of the headache. Mostly people get confused between sinus headache and Migraine headache. They actually misjudged the cause of the headache between these two but i found this a very different case of misdiagnosis.

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