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Are my symptoms common for thyroid nodules?

From: krsslee - 4 years 17 weeks ago

Im 24 years old and two weeks ago I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Yesterday, I was told I have thyroid nodules. I honestly thought what I have been feeling the last couple of months was some form of an allergy. Pollen is bad this year and some throat swelling seemed normal to me. However, the swelling...almost rubber ball feeling in my throat has gradually gotten worse since maybe July. It wasn't until it became a constant feeling that my parents convinced me to go to the doctor. When I got there my heart rate was 148. He took me in and immediately started feeling on my neck (understand I'm overweight so my neck is rather large to begin with and I never noticed any swelling or enlargements). He then told me I had thyroid nodules which could possibly be cancerous. I have my ultrasound on Friday, but for the past week it feels like everyday my symptoms get worse. I just want to see if anyone has had similar symptoms or if I'm just being paranoid and psyching myself out at this point.
Here are my symptoms:
Rubber ball feeling in my throat
Difficulty swallowing
Difficulty inhaling deeply
Mild chest pain (im assuming due to not getting enough oxygen in my lungs)
Raspy sounds coming from my throat (kinda like what it sounds like with a chest cold, but its strictly coming from my lungs)
And todays new ones are:
Constant feeling like flem is in my throat
Actual neck pain

I'd appreciate any feedback you could give. I'm worrying myself silly that this is all in my head which I guess could be a form of denial, but its strange that my symptoms have gotten worse so quickly.

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Hi. I'm not sure if you'd be getting chest pain but the other symptoms sound standard. Your doctor has to do several tests before diagnosing cancer. I have nodules in both lobes. R side is 1 cm. L side is 4 cm. I've had nodules for 13 years but now the L has to be treated. I had blood tests , ultrasound then nuclear scan. THIS ONE shows clearly the nodule. I have to choose between a radioactive iodine pill or having L lobe out. I'm probably choosing surgery because the pill may kill off the whole thyroid gland which then means lifelong medication. Because it's pressing on my windpipe is also a reason to remove. My blood tests show slightly hyperthyroid. Normal calcium.