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I have had blood tests, an ultrasound, an x ray and a barium swallow, all which are normal. My doctor tested me for TSH and t3 t4 which were also normal. She is sending me to an endocrinologist.

I noticed pain and swelling in my neck approx. 8 weeks ago. I have pain and dull aches, trouble swallowing and now my ears are starting to hurt. I also notice pain in the back of my neck and shoulders now. My doctor and an ER doctor could definitely feel swelling. They said I have a palpable goitre, but with all my blood work and ultrasound normal, they aren't saying much. Sorry I forgot to add that my throat hurts, burns and I have a cough. I am a 32 year old female. Any thoughts on what it could be?
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replied November 3rd, 2009
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Rather than an endocrinologist, I would suggest you consider seeing an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor. If all your tests are normal and the ultrasound was normal (no nodule on your thyroid?), I'm not sure what an endocrinologist could do for you. Your symptoms are concentrated pretty much in your ears and throat. Ask about going to an ENT.
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replied May 30th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
These symptoms are consistent with Thyroiditis.
Consult endocrinologist to evaluate you.
Thyroid scan is indicated in your case to sort it out. You can start NSAID or steriod.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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