A thyroid nodule is an unusual growth (lump) of thyroid cells in the thyroid gland.
Most thyroid nodules do not produce any symptoms. However, if you have several nodules or large nodules, you may be able to see them.
With that said, most of the thyroid nodules don't need to be removed, as they don't give any symptoms, nor problems.
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When do they become problematic and may require surgery?
1. When they cause problems with breathing and/or eating: When the nodule is causing an obstruction. If the thyroid nodule is causing difficulty breathing and/or swallowing, this is an indication that surgery may be required.
2. When they are malignant: If the thyroid nodule is malignant, it will most probably need to be removed with surgery.
What to do If You have Benign Nodules? Should you still take care of them and try fixing them naturally? (to shrink them)
Yes. It may still be beneficial. To prevent the development of something more severe later in the future.
What to do If You have Benign Nodules?
Check Your TSH
Iodine supplements management (check iodine before with 24h urine testing)
Check for Autoimmune diseases (like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis)
Decrease Inflammation in your body Check & Decrease Insulin resistance (check with oral glucose challenge test (OGCT)
Check for estrogen dominance (preferably with saliva testing as it's more accurate than blood testing)