thyroid nodules do not cause symptoms and are so small
that you cannot feel them. They often are found during a physical exam or when
another test, such as a
CT scan or
ultrasound, is done for a different reason.
If your thyroid nodule is big, you may be able to feel it or you may
notice that your neck is swollen. In rare cases, you may also:
- Feel pain in your throat or feel like your
throat is full.
- Have a hard time swallowing.
- Have a
hard time breathing.
- Feel nervous, have a fast heartbeat, sweat a
lot, lose weight, or have other symptoms of
hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid
- Feel tired or depressed, have memory problems, be
constipated, have dry skin, feel cold, or have other symptoms of
hypothyroidism (too little thyroid hormone).
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 14, 2013
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