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
If you have had surgery to remove your thyroid gland, it
is important to:
It is possible that the main title of the report Hypothyroidism is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
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:
You have neck pain. This may mean your thyroid
gland is swollen.
You have symptoms of
hypothyroidism, such as feeling tired, feeling cold
when others do not, and gaining weight.
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March 14, 2013
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