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Can you get pain in the base of the back of the neck from thyroid cancer?

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  • Posted By: brierunningfree
  • February 7, 2012
  • 11:34 AM

im a 23 yr old female i went in to the dr with a cough and she was more concerned with the giant lump popping out from my left thyroid after the exam. They did a blood test and came back in the normal range but mildly low tsh. They then sent me for the ultra sound where they found my left thyroid was enlarged with a complex cystic 6.1 x 2.8 x 3.5 nodule centered in the mid-pole greater in size than the other 2 that were also found during the exam im waiting on the biopsy to happen because the dr thinks there is a good chance of the larger nodule being malignant now but im getting some incredible pain in the base of my lower neck (almost like whiplash symptoms) where its super stiff and hurts when i move my neck around and the lump on my neck has become much more visible so i also believe it has grown in size. ive felt no actual pain in the region at all until now. i originally thought i just slept wrong on it but this has been persistent for the last week and a half even saw a chiropractor and massage therapist and received no relief. Ive taken ibuprofen tylenol and aleve and it doesn't do anything for the pain. Any ideas on if this is connected or has been a known symptom of thyroid cancer?

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  • Have your doctor give an MRI of your pituitary gland, a small micro or macro adenoma can hide the real results in a TSH test showing it in a normal range, 20 percent of people have a pituitary tumor ( these are rarely malignant and easily treatable with a meds or surgery),if you are feeling bad demand that test cause it can be your path to happiness, without having to take meds for a thyroid condtion, if you have goiters or nodules this is a tall tale sign of pituitary disorders, dont be scared though its not as bad as it sounds, theres always an underlying cause for a thyroid condition, get to the bottom of it before before treated for that cause if you dont your only putting a band aid on the real problem!!!!!!!!!! goodluck
    mikeyd 3 Replies
    • February 26, 2013
    • 07:29 AM
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