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How do follicular adenoma thyroid nodules affect the body?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

A follicular adenoma thyroid nodule is an abnormal growth in the thyroid. This lump in the lower part of the neck is non-cancerous. These nodules can make the thyroid function incorrectly, making too much of the hormones produced by the thyroid. This can cause unexpected and quick weight loss, weakness, and rapid heart rate.

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