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Most thyroid nodules aren't cancerous. Many thyroid nodules don't need medical treatment. If you have a thyroid nodule that is being watched, schedule regular medical checkups to see whether there are any changes.

If you have had surgery to remove your thyroid gland, it is important to:

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  • Take your medicine at the same time each day and do not miss a dose.
  • Follow your doctor's directions if you miss a dose.
  • Call your doctor if you have symptoms of hyperthyroidism, such as feeling nervous, having a fast heartbeat, sweating more than usual, and losing weight.
  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist if your thyroid medicine can be safely mixed with other prescription or nonprescription medicines you take.

If you have had radioactive iodine treatment for thyroid nodules, call your doctor if:

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Last Updated: March 14, 2013
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