Why is my neck swollen?
There is no pain in my neck. It also doesn't hurt when I swallow. I have no fever, coughing, sneezing, or runny/stuffy nose. I don't know what this is. I went to the doctor yesterday and they couldn't find any swollen glands in my neck. On day one, it was just a little swelling on one side of my neck. The same thing on the second day. The third day, it spread onto the next side and the side that originally had it got bigger. This is day four and it is spreading to under my chin. I had a sore throat but it only lasted until day three. It didn't really feel like the typical sore throat. It just felt really dry. I suspect that was because my room is very dry and cold at night and I breath that in when I sleep. I live in NY city, so I had to breath in that cold air in the snow storm after Sandy on the way home from school. That's what it felt like and now it's gone. Does anyone have any idea what's happenng to me?
- 2blest2BstrestLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
You need testing for thyroid ANTIBODIES as well as TSH. TSH ‘norm’ should be .3 – 3 (w/ most feeling best at < 2) but, for diagnosis, may not mean much if ANTIBODIES are present which is indicative of Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis (cycles between HYPER & HYPO at start)…it is the main cause of eventual HypOthyroidism but worse (...OR Graves Disease – HypERthyroid from beginning).
You will have to INSIST they test for the antibodies. [anti-TPO and TgAb] They can code so that ins will pay.
WARNING: Doctors seem not to want to find/treat thyroid disease. You may have to go to more than one doctor before you get the right tests, interpretation, and treatment. Best wishes.
ALWAYS GET COPIES OF YOUR LABS.
God bless youSource(s): Hashimoto's Autoimmune Thyroiditis sufferer