- Q What are the symptoms of colloid thyroid nodules?
Many people with colloid thyroid nodules do not even know they have them, so you may not notice any symptoms at all. Things to watch for include swelling or small lumps that you feel underneath the skin on your neck. More severe symptoms may arise if... Full Answer
- Q What is a cold nodule?
A cold nodule is when radioactive material is used to examine the thyroid with a scanner. Nodules that collect less radioactive material than the surrounding thyroid tissue are considered "cold." A nodule that is cold does not make thyroid hormone. Cold... Full Answer
- Q Can colloid thyroid nodules be prevented?
Often, you cannot control whether or not you develop colloid thyroid nodules. However, sometimes altering your diet can help. Nodules can grow due to a lack of iodine in the body, so be sure your iodine intake as at the right level. Full Answer
- Q What do I need to know about caring for someone with thyroid cysts?
Thyroid cysts are usually not serious, so if you are caring for someone who has them, you probably do not need to do more than keep an eye out in case the cysts grow larger or other symptoms appear. You should be sure that the person you are caring for... Full Answer
- Q How do other illnesses affect colloid thyroid nodules?
Sometimes illnesses of the thyroid can cause thyroid nodules to develop. Thyroiditis is an illness in which the thyroid becomes inflamed, and stems from a variety of causes. Thyroiditis, especially experiencing multiple cases of thyroiditis in a short... Full Answer
- Q Do colloid thyroid nodules affect children differently than adults?
Thyroid nodules are more likely to develop in adults. Therefore, children are rarely affected. However, the effects of colloid thyroid nodules are about the same regardless of a person's age. Full Answer