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, fatigue, pain, and stress) 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
7
Tried for
thyroid nodule (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
3
Tried for
thyroid nodule (3)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)

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 (1 evaluation)
Side effects
difficulty projecting voice
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
thyroid nodule (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for thyroid nodule (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Hospitalization pain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
thyroid nodule (3)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
sedation
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
  • 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 1
20s 28
30s 58
40s 132
50s 165
60s 126
70+ 39
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 11
20-29 years 25
30-39 years 47
40-49 years 58
50-59 years 33
60-69 years 5
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 49
Female 503

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 348
Not Diagnosed 7

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