Thyroid Nodules

How are thyroid nodules found?

You may happen to feel a small lump in your throat while shaving or applying lotion or make-up.

During a routine exam, your doctor may feel a small lump in your throat on your thyroid gland.

You may experience difficulty swallowing or breathing or have a persistent sore throat.

A nodule may be discovered on imaging or another type of scan being performed for other reasons.

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How are thyroid nodules diagnosed?