I am a 34 year old female. I went to the ER 2 days ago with a very sore throat. The pain is throughout the front and sides of my neck. I had chills and may have had a fever. I have almost completely lost my voice. Besides the throat pain I feel a bit tired but do not feel terrible.
I have a family history of thyroid disease. My mother and brother were both hyperthyroid. My brother developed graves disease in his 20's and was very sick. I have had my thyroid checked yearly. T3's, T4's, ultrasounds... I have a small goiter. The right side of my thyroid is slightly larger than the left. I do go through bouts of insomnia, weight loss for no reason, and a few other things. Other than that, they have found no evidence of thyroid issues.
The ER doc went straight to my thyroid. He said that he felt a possible cyst on my thyroid. He ran a cbc (normal) and the 3 tests for my thyroid- (2 came back normal, I am still waiting to hear the results of the 3rd). I had an ultrasound the next morning- no results yet. My regular doctor said that he did not see a cyst in the ultrasound but I still have to hear from the radiologist for the final verdict. He is treating me for thyroiditis. (Not Hashimoto's thyroiditis). I am on antibiotics although he said that he did not expect that to work.
Does anyone have any idea what this could be? I have doubts that this has anything to do with my thyroid. Does laryngitis accompany thyroiditis? Should I just try to get a referal to an endocrinologist? Please help.