Thyroid nodule

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What is thyroid nodule?

Thyroid nodules are lumps which commonly arise within an otherwise normal thyroid gland. Most nodules are benign (non-cancerous). Benign causes include hyperplastic colloid goiter, thyroid cysts, thyroiditis, and thyroid adenomas.

Common symptoms reported by people with thyroid nodule

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with thyroid nodule

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
11
Tried for
thyroid nodule (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Insomnia (3) Depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
4
Tried for
thyroid nodule (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (3) Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
3
Tried for
thyroid nodule (3)

Data from patients with thyroid nodule, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with thyroid nodule

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for thyroid nodule (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Difficulty projecting voice Hospitalization
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
thyroid nodule (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Bladder problems Drowsiness 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Dry eyes 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Insomnia (3) Depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Fatigue
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for thyroid nodule (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Hospitalization Pain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
thyroid nodule (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Dry mouth 3 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (3) Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for thyroid nodule (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
thyroid nodule (3)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with thyroid nodule, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has thyroid nodule on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 19
30s 52
40s 107
50s 125
60s 83
70+ 24
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 10
20-29 years 21
30-39 years 42
40-49 years 48
50-59 years 29
60-69 years 2
70+ years 2

Sex

Distribution of sex

90% Female
10% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 288
Not Diagnosed 7

These charts show data from thyroid nodule patients who have completed their condition history
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