A 27-year-old female asked:
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im 27. can a nodule on your thyroid cause hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism or either? thank you very much

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Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Either: Your doctor can evaluate you and discuss the referral and treatment options with you
Answered on Oct 6, 2014
Dr. Cynthia Archer
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes and no.: Yes. "Functional" nodules producing thyroid hormone independent of the feedback system involving thyroid stimulating hormone from your pituitary, can cause hyperthyroidism. Typically you do not develop hypothyroidism due to a single nodule. A nodule may also represent a benign or cancerous growth. Typically thyroid nodules are biopsied and various imaging helps categorize the type. Follow up w/ MD
Answered on Apr 1, 2019

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