Thyroid Nodules | Symptoms


What symptoms do thyroid nodules cause?

Most thyroid nodules do not cause symptoms. Some people might have trouble swallowing or have a feeling of fullness, pain or pressure in the throat or neck. Some people might notice a lump in their neck when they look in the mirror, but this is uncommon. Some people experience rapid unintended weight loss, feelings of nervousness or irregular heartbeat. Often, a doctor finds the lump during a routine checkup or during other tests.


Thyroid Nodules by MJ Welker, MD; D Orlov, MS, CNP (American Family Physician February 01, 2003,

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 04/03