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.
Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands
Images copyright 2000 by Nucleus Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. http://www.nucleusinc.comThe thyroid is a butterfly - shaped gland that lies in front of the windpipe (trachea), just below the voice box (larynx). The thyroid gland uses iodine from food to make two thyroid hormones that regulate the way the body uses energy. The parathyroid glands (shown below) are four tiny glands locate
Thyroid Nodules-When To Call a Doctor
Find out when to call a doctor about possible signs of thyroid nodules.
Thyroid nodules cannot be prevented.
Most thyroid nodules do not cause symptoms and are so small that you cannot feel them.
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.