In many cases, thyroid cysts will not result in any symptoms. However, sometimes the cysts become large enough to be noticeable. For example, a large cyst that presses against other parts of the neck might cause difficulty swallowing or breathing or make your voice hoarse, but this is rare. Sometimes, a cyst is large enough to cause a lump in the neck that you can feel or see in the mirror.
- Q What tests evaluate thyroid function?
- Q Why is my thyroid gland important for my brain health?
- Q How does the body regulate thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)?
- Q Do thyroid cysts affect children differently than adults?
- Q How do other illnesses affect thyroid cysts?
- Q Are there alternative treatments for thyroid cysts?