Dear Mr Hbjarden
Thanks for your questions. You can get your thyroid function tested as you have family history of thyroid cancer
. US of the thyroid can also be done as you have family history of thyroid cancer. What type of thyroid cancer and how close were your relative ( first degree, second degree relative) with thyroid cancer.
Regarding your neck pain
, it is very unlikely for thyroid cancer to present with neck pain unless it is a very aggressive form of caner. If you are suffering for an anterior neck pain you could have a condition called thyroiditis: painful thyroiditis. This could be secondary to any viral infection. It is usually self limited and responds well to anti inflammatory drugs. Blood test
for thyroid function could be either be normal or shows hyperfunctoning thyroid gland. Please discuss with your doctor regarding the same.
Please write to me if any questions
Dr Sruti Chandrasekaran
AB ( Internal Medicine), AB ( Endocrinology)