What is it?
Thyroid nodule is a lump that is found in the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is located on the front of the neck. Almost all thyroid nodules are benign (non cancerous) and do not cause symptoms.
What are the symptoms?
The symptoms of thyroid nodule include:
- Lump over the middle portion of the neck which may be soft or hard.
- Difficulty swallowing.
- Unexplained weight loss.
- Heart palpitations.
What to expect?
If you are diagnosed with a thyroid lump you can consider discussing the following subjects with your doctor:
- Do you need treatment?
- If you do not need treatment, do you need follow-ups?