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Is a cyst different than a nodule in the thyroid

By Anonymous April 21, 2018 - 11:04am
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I have 9 or10 nodules under one centimeter but I have a 1 centimeter cyst. Should I be worried?

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Hello. Thank you for posting.

The thyroid gland is located in the lower front of the neck, below the voice box (larynx) and above the collarbones.

A thyroid nodule is a lump in or on the thyroid gland. Nodules can be caused by a simple overgrowth of normal thyroid tissue, fluid-filled cysts, inflammation (thyroiditis) or a tumor (either benign or cancerous).

Thyroid cysts are nodules filled with fluid. If a nodule has both fluid and solid parts, it is called a complex nodule. They may need to be surgically removed if they cause neck pain or difficulty swallowing.

Speak with your doctor about your concerns. Try not to worry.


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