THYROID NODULES Overview, Facts, Types, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Medications
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THYROID NODULES

Thyroid nodules are hard or liquid filled masses that are located inside your thyroid, a little organ situated at the base of your neck, simply over your breastbone.

The vast majority of thyroid nodules aren’t serious and don’t cause any symptoms. Thyroid cancer represents just a few of those thyroid nodules.

You frequently won’t know whether you have a thyroid nodule until the point that your doctor finds along a standard medical exam. Some thyroid nodules may turn out to be sufficiently large to be obvious or make it hard to swallow or relax.

Treatment choices rely upon the kind of thyroid nodules you have.

A thyroid nodules is a mass t thyroid nodules hat is in your thyroid. It can be firm or filled up with liquid. You can have a solitary nodules or a bunch of nodules. Thyroid nodules are common and rarely become cancerous.

TYPES

The types of thyroid nodules are the following:

  • Cold, which don’t produce thyroid hormones
  • Warm which are normal thyroid cells
  • Hot, which overproduce thyroid hormones

 

SYMPTOMS

Most thyroid nodules don’t cause signs or symptoms. Infrequently, in any case, a few nodules turn out to be large to the point that they can be felt, be seen as a swelling, or cause symptoms such as difficulty of breathing or swallowing.

You have to see a doctor if you have these symptoms:

  • Sudden weight loss
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nervousness or irritability

DIAGNOSIS

In surveying nodules in your neck, one of your  doctor’s fundamental objectives is to preclude the likelihood of cancer. Be that as it may, your doctor will likewise need to know whether your thyroid is working legitimately. Tests include:

  • Physical exam
  • Thyroid function tests
  • Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy

 

TREATMENT

Treatment relies upon the kind of thyroid nodules you have.
If a thyroid nodules isn’t malignant, the doctor may advise simple monitoring.
Treating cancerous nodules involves surgery. The other treatment of small cancerous nodules is alcohol ablation which involves injecting small amounts of alcohol in the thyroid nodule.

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