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Thyroid tumor misdiagnosed as acid reflux

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  • Posted By: girlvet44
  • May 3, 2008
  • 07:21 AM

I was misdiagnosed by my primary care doctor at the VA medical center. The doctor said that the lump in my throat ( the size of a walnut) was inflamation from acid reflux, but with my husbands insistance that I get another opinion outside of the VA, I was diagnosed with cancerous cells in my thyroid and had to have it removed. All it took to diagnose it was a simple asperation of the lump in the doctors office that very day. I had gone through a barrage of wrong tests at the VA. I am a medical lab tech and insisted to them as they were testing that it did'nt make any sense the tests that they were doing. ( Like a cookie swallow test and other rediculus tests) I was also diagnoses with acid reflux by the same doctor who palpated the tumor in my thyroid, but he had only one simple test where he ran a camera up my nasal cavity down to my throat and on the screen showed me the dammage it had already caused. My warning is to all the veterans who seek treatment at the VA, If it don't feel right to you get an outside opinion.

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