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 How often should I get my thyroid levels checked?
- Q Are thyroid cysts serious?
- Q What are calcifications of the thyroid gland?
- Q What are antithyroid antibodies?
- Q How does the body regulate thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)?
- Q Why is iodine important for the thyroid gland?