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Hypothyroid under control, have pain around thyroid with popping and fizzing sound, pain below chin, swallowing difficulty. Cancer sign?

Hi. I have hypothyroid . I have been on Armour thyroid for some time. My numbers were o.k.back in February, but I have not test since then. In the past couple of weeks I have had major pain in and around my thyroid, actually extends up the left side of my throat. Really hurts right below my chin . It is painful to swallow and feels like when I do, everything is going to the right side. I am also hearing a popping and fizzing noise that seems to be around my thyroid. I had a blood test on Friday, but have gotten no results yet. Is it possible it is cancer? Would the blood test show anything or should I ask for an ultrasound?
Asked On : Thu, 19 Jul 2012
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The symptoms that you have related dont seem to be related to your thyroid disorder. Rather, the problem seems to be within your throat. It could be a simple infection or it could be something sinister. Your symptoms are common to both cancer and acute infections. If your symptoms have been there for sometime now or if you are a smoker/tobacco chewer/alcohol abuser then i suggest you visit an ENT specialist or a cancer surgeon and get an endoscopy done (laryngoscopy). If not you can take a course of antibiotics for a week (Tab Ciprofloxacin 500mg twice daily + Tab fexofenadine 120mg twice daily). Also take lots of water and do warm saline gargles twice daily. If the symptoms subside then alright else get the endoscopy done.
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