Medicine for thyroid nodule?

Depends on problem. 3 major categories of potential health issues caused by thyroid nodules: a) large size affecting swallowing, breathing, voice ; b) over active production of thyroid hormone (hyperthyroid) ; and c) ~5% of nodules are cancer. Methimazole and ptu (propylthiouracil) are pills that block thyroid hormone production, treating b) above. Radioactive i-131 can shrink/destroy nodule, treating a) and b). Need surgery for c).
Medicine for nodule. There are several medicines that might be used for conditions of the thyroid with nodules. If you are hyperthyroid, anti thyroid medicines might be prescribed. In the past, thyroid hormone was used to suppress and/or shrink thyroid nodules as a way to determine malignant potential. This practice has been abandoned. Thyroid nodules should be ultrasound and biopsied.

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Any alternative medicine for thyroid nodules (in l cervical region) other than surgery? Age67, male. Diagonised a month back, looks like shrinkng, NT sure

You have time. Not all thyroid nodules are caused by cancer. So you can watch it to see if it grows. You should also have your doctor examine you and verify that it is not getting bigger. Only if it gets clearly bigger, do you need to worry about doing something about it. And that is to have aq needle biopsy to verify its nature. If it is due to cancer, surgery is the only option(nothing else can shrink it). Read more...
Surgical indication. If the nodule is big, >2.5 cm, growing, causing problems like blocking airway, swallow or affecting your voice, then surgery is a durable, effective and low risk solution in many cases. If the nodule is small, it is okay to have it monitored, biopsied with fine needle and treated with medication. Be well. Read more...

I have 3.3 cm x 3.1 cm x 5.0 cm thyroid nodule on the right side. The pain is literally unbearable, none of the pain medicine I was prescribed is h...

Thyroiditis? Several conditions can cause thyroid nodules with pain. Thyroid hormone irregularities are the most common. But there are many others. You need to have you pcp send you to an internist or endocrinologist for evaluation. Read more...

I am having pain and trouble swallowing from a possible thyroid nodule. What can I do? What is a nodule and is it cancerous? I have hypothyroidism and am on medicine and am 26 years old

Hello. . Hello. A nodule is a small mass. About 10% of thyroid nodules are cancerous. If you are having trouble swallowing, it is imperative that you advise your doctor. Read more...
Pain . Pain is not at all typical of a thyroid nodule. Hypothyroidism can be associated with thyroid enlargement but not pain. And 2 conditions can cause thyroid pain with enlargement. One is bleeding into a nodule or part of the thyroid. The other is subacute thyroiditis. Neither of these tends to occur with an underactive thyroid. Most people who have pain with swallowing do not have thyroid as the cause even if they have a thyroid condition. I suggest you see your primary doctor and if not satisfied see an endocrinologist. The link below may be of help. Read more...
Thyroid . Thyroid nodules generally do not cause any symptoms but if they are numerous and large in size, then they may cause pressure symptoms such as dysphagia or difficulty in breathing. Pain is not a typical feature unless the nodule is a lymph node and is mistaken for being thyroid in origin (lymph nodes are abundant in the neck area and if inflamed during a viral or bacterial pharyngitis episode, they can be very tender). If its indeed a thyroid nodule that is palpable or visible to the naked eye, then it should be evaluated (typically if above 1 cm, a biopsy is needed). On final note, the chances of a thyroid nodule >1cm being malignant in adults is low and generally less than 5% (compared to almost 40% if in a child/teenager). Good luck. Cayce t. Jehaimi, M.D., faap pediatric endocrinology & diabetes the children's hospital of southwest florida fort myers, fl usa. Read more...

What can thyroid nodules mean?

Depends. Thyroid nodules are very common in the population, especially in women. Most are benign. Biopsy is indicated if they are larger than 1 cm in size and mostly solid. Thyroid function should also be assessed. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: thyroid nodules?

Thyroid nodule. A thyroid nodule is just a lump within the thyroid gland. Most are benign, but as some may be cancerous, if you have a lump it should be evaluated by your doctor. Read more...
Masses in thyroid. Thyroid nodules are masses in the thyroid that vary in size and should be evaluated by your endocrinologist. Read more...