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Thyroid Nodules - When To Call a Doctor

Call your doctor if you have any of these signs of thyroid nodules:

  • Swelling in your neck for more than 2 weeks
  • A hoarse or scratchy voice that is not caused by a cold or throat infection and lasts longer than 1 month
  • A hard time swallowing
  • Symptoms of a thyroid problem, such as feeling tired, weak, or nervous; losing weight; having trouble sleeping; or having a fast heartbeat

If you have had part of your thyroid gland removed because of noncancerous thyroid nodules, you will need regular medical checkups to make sure your thyroid gland is working well.

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If you are showing signs of urinary incontinence or if your incontinence problem seems to be getting worse, take stock of your medicine cabinet. Not for a new remedy, but to find overlooked causes of incontinence, or the explanation for your worsening symptoms. Commonly recommended medications could be the cause of your incontinence, or at least contributing to them. Medications affect people differently, so one person with incontinence may not notice worsening symptoms, while another person does...

Read the 4 Medications That Can Cause or Worsen Incontinence article > >

Who to see

Different types of health professionals can help treat a thyroid problem.

Your doctor may also refer you to an endocrinologist for further tests and treatment.

If you need a special exam or treatment, you may see one of these types of doctors:

To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: November 14, 2014
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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