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Thyroid nodule: Symptoms and signs

Symptoms and signs

Thyroid nodules are often asymptomatic (i.e. do not cause symptoms), and patients may not even know they have them. In particular, small nodules often do not produce symptoms. However, patients with larger nodules may notice a fullness in the neck below the Adam's apple, may experience difficulty swallowing solid foods, or have a sense of pressure. Compressive symptoms, rapid growth of the nodule, or enlarged lymph nodes should prompt evaluation by your physician.


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