I am new to this community and am looking for anyone that may be in a similar situation. I am a mother of a 12-year old that was diagnosed with JIA at 18months. She is now 12 years old and recently we have been adding some odd health issues to her resume. Early last year we added Lichen Planus to her list, although labs came back that she had markers of two new autoimmune diseases but the mouth biopsy did not support it. Well, in November we started to notice a lump on her neck, in the front. She complained of not being able to lay down as it bothered her and it kept her up. We noticed a second lump above the first and I took her to Urgent Care. An Ultrasound showed that she had an inflamed thyroid however her labs came back normal. Endo stated it is not her thyroid and has told us to address this with her primary care physician. Her rheumatologist states it is not arthritis and we have ruled that out with an MRI. Which showed no mass or abnormalities. However, we still have swelling and uncomfortableness. Has anyone else had thyroid issues? Have labs come back normal yet there is something wrong?
I am seeking a second opinion from another ENDO physician in a different network next month. But just wondering if there are others out there with similar situations.