What health problems should I pay attention to after a thyroid nodule is diagnosed?

With the popularity of medical examinations, more and more Many people find that they have been diagnosed with thyroid nodules.

As soon as they see “nodules” and “swollen”, many people will panic a little: what is this? Is it serious? Will it get worse? What to do…

The only thing that matters is figuring out whether the nodule is benign or malignant.

In general, most thyroid nodules are benign and only require regular follow-up examinations. In other words, the earlier it is detected, the easier it is to treat.

However, thyroid nodules, which usually have no obvious symptoms, are easily overlooked.

So, what health problems should be paid attention to in daily life and changes in nodules? Let’s talk about it below.

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➊ Hypermetabolic syndrome

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If you have hyperthyroidism, sympathetic nerve excitability will be enhanced and metabolism will be accelerated.

Some manifestations that can be perceived are: eating too much, getting hungry easily, not eating fat, afraid of heat and sweating , palpitation, shortness of breath, when you are calm, you may also hear the heart thumping and beating quickly, your temper becomes irritable and impatient, and so on.

If hypothyroidism, then the situation is reversed, chills, drowsiness, and changes Fat. But these manifestations are easily overlooked, and the “hair loss” problem is often the first to be noticed. Not only hair loss, but also eyebrow loss, male friends will also have thin beards.

➋ Enlarged thyroid


Goiter can be divided into three degrees, normal thyroid can not be seen or touched.

Degree I: The thyroid gland is not visible, but can be felt. When swallowing, the lump can move up and down with the neck.

Grade II: Goiter can be seen and felt, but in within the sternocleidomastoid muscle. Turn your head hard to the side, and you can see or feel the hard sternocleidomastoid muscle.

Grade III: The goiter extends beyond the outer edge of the sternocleidomastoid muscle.

If you can feel it, you need to go to the hospital to check the thyroid gland.

➌ Is bowel movement normal

Hyperthyroidism will accelerate gastrointestinal motility, causing increased bowel movements and even diarrhea; while hypothyroidism is just the opposite and may cause constipation.

➍ Menstrual irregularities

Men can bypass this.

Yes, thyroid problems can also affect women’s menstruation, and various problems of irregular menstruation may occur, such as excessive or less menstrual periods, The menstrual cycle becomes longer and shorter…

However, there are many reasons for “irregular menstruation”. To check whether it is a thyroid problem, it is necessary to Combined with the other symptoms mentioned above to judge. Of course, if you want to make a diagnosis, you have to rely on the test results to speak.

In addition to these, if the thyroid nodule has “abnormal movement”, there may also be abnormal manifestations such as skin, limb edema, hand tremor, muscle weakness, etc.

So, do I need surgery for thyroid nodules? What are the usual tests to detect thyroid nodules?

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