What Are the Causes of Thyroid Nodules?

Q:

What causes thyroid nodules?

A:

Thyroid nodules can also be called thyroid adenoma, thyroid carcinoma, and thyroid incidentaloma. It is a lump, growth of cells, in the thyroid gland. The growth can be either benign or malignant. Some thyroid nodules are fluid-filled, and others are solid, entirely made of thyroid cells.

Most thyroid nodules are caused by an overgrowth of normal thyroid tissue. However, the cause of the overgrowth is always unknown.

In few cases, thyroid nodules are related to:

Iodine deficiency

Thyroid cancer

Hashimoto’s disease (an autoimmune disease leading to hypothyroidism)

Thyroiditis

Chronic inflammation of your thyroid

 

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