This is a thyroid forum, not a throat cancer forum. Often people mistakenly call the cancer in the thyroid throat cancer as the thyroid sits in the throat area. You would be best to post your question in the cancer forum.
My mouth is constantly dry and acidy taste from the acid reflux. Also I have the ruff area in the back of my tongue and it comes and goes depending on the acid flow. They look like little bumps in the back of my tongue and it fills ruff when I swallow. What are the symptoms of throat cancer? What do I have to look for? Thanks
If I were you I'd call and make the appt. Espeically in that your dr is suggesting this and you're curently having issues. Being that it's a specialist, there might be a wait anyway.
Where is the actual swelling? Is it centered in the neck. Did you doctor run any blood tests on thyroid?
With you having as many issues as you had - it is very hard to determine if this is any relation to thyroid disease. I know the cold season is here and many step throat cases are present.
Try to call you doctor again and get labs done to rule out any thyroiditis.