Thyroid Nodules

The endocrinologists at Hattiesburg Clinic have extensive experience diagnosing and treating conditions of the thyroid, including thyroid nodules.

Thyroid Nodules Overview

The endocrinologists at Hattiesburg Clinic treat a wide variety of thyroid disorders including thyroid nodules. These nodules are characterized by solid or fluid-filled lumps that form on the thyroid gland.

Thyroid nodules are typically benign and most of them do not cause problems. However, it is important to be evaluated to determine if the nodule is cancerous or indicative of other conditions. Our team works closely with patients to assess, diagnose and treat these nodules.

Symptoms of Thyroid Nodules

Thyroid nodules vary in size and symptom severity from person to person. For instance, some nodules can be felt and seen from the outside, while others may be identified via scans. Thyroid nodules may only be seen with the following symptoms:

  • Lump in neck
  • Hoarseness
  • Neck swelling
  • Neck pain
  • Swallowing difficulty

Thyroid Ultrasounds

An ultrasound may be recommended if a thyroid nodule requires additional testing. This painless scan allows doctors to analyze the nodule more closely to determine a course of action.

Thyroid Biopsies

In some instances, abnormal test results may indicate a reason for a biopsy. The process requires taking a small sample of the thyroid gland to test for additional conditions.

Hashimoto’s & Graves’ Disease

Thyroid nodules may be common in those who have Hashimoto’s or Graves’ Disease. Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disease that may cause disruption in the thyroid hormone production and may cause swelling in the neck and enlargement of nodules. Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disease where your thyroid releases high levels of thyroid hormones.

Choose Hattiesburg Clinic

Whether you need a consultation, a scan or a biopsy, our endocrinologists can help. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.

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Hattiesburg, MS 39402
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