Thyroid Nodules Directory
A thyroid nodule is a lump on the thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland located inside the front of your neck. Thyroid nodules are rarely cancerous. However, a large thyroid nodule or many nodules can put pressure on your throat area, leading to breathing or swallowing problems. Certain thyroid nodules cause the thyroid gland to produce too much hormone, causing hyperthyroidism. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how a thyroid nodule develops, the causes, risk factors, how to treat it, and much more.
What Are Thyroid Nodules?
Thyroid nodules are what happen when extra cells form a lump on your thyroid gland. They’re usually harmless, but a doctor still should check them.
The Basics of Goiter
You've heard of goiters but do you really know what they are? Find out now.
What Are the Treatments for Hyperthyroidism?
WebMD explains the treatment options for hyperthyroidism.
Thyroid Problems -- Symptoms, Causes, and Diagnosis
Learn more from WebMD about the causes of different types of thyroid problems.
Slideshows & Images
The Thyroid (Human Anatomy): Picture, Function, Definition, Location in the Body, and More
WebMD's Thyroid Anatomy Page provides a detailed image of the thyroid as well as a definition and information related to the thyroid. Learn about the conditions that affect this organ as well as its function and location in the body.
Slideshow: Thyroid Symptoms and Solutions
We look at hidden thyroid disorders, from symptoms to treatments, with pictures and illustrations.