Thyroid nodules are solid or fluid-filled lumps that form within your thyroid, a small gland located at the base of your neck, just above your breastbone. The great majority of thyroid nodules aren't serious and don't cause symptoms. Thyroid cancer accounts for only a small percentage of thyroid nodules.
A thyroid nodule is a lump that can develop in your thyroid gland. It can be solid or filled with fluid. You can have a single nodule or a cluster of nodules. Thyroid nodules are relatively common ...
Many people with Hashimoto’s have thyroid nodules, and in fact, detecting the presence of thyroid nodules is a common way to diagnose autoimmune thyroid disease. Having thyroid nodules is one of the most common endocrine conditions in the United States.
Abnormal thyroid function tests may occasionally be the reason a thyroid nodule is found. Thyroid nodules may produce excess amounts of thyroid hormone causing hyperthyroidism (see Hyperthyroidism brochure). However, most thyroid nodules, including those that cancerous, are actually non-functioning, meaning tests like TSH are normal.
I can answer one question, that yes, according to MedlinePlus, "Thyroid nodules are found in Hashimoto's disease", since you asked for us to confirm this for you. I am unsure about your second question, that if your underwent a biopsy within the next 4 months, and the test is benign, that this may be a false reading.
Thyroid nodules is one of the most common complaints that involve the endocrine system. Thyroid nodules symptoms and signs include hyperthyroidism, pain where the nodule is located, problems swallowing, and shortness of breath. Thyroid nodules can be either benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Most thyroid nodules are noncancerous.
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.
Thyroid disease is a medical condition that affects the function of the thyroid gland.The thyroid gland is located at the front of the neck and produces thyroid hormones that travel through the blood to help regulate many other organs, meaning that it is an endocrine organ.These hormones normally act in the body to regulate energy use, infant development, and childhood development.
The term “Thyroiditis” refers to “inflammation of the thyroid gland”. There are many possible causes of thyroiditis (See Thyroiditis brochure).Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States.
Thyroid nodules are very common and occur more often in women than men. Pregnancy causes major changes in the levels of hormones made in the thyroid gland. Learn more about management and treatment options of thyroid nodules for your pregnancy plan.