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Thyroid nodule

Thyroid nodules are lumps which commonly arise within an otherwise normal thyroid gland. They indicate a thyroid neoplasm, but only a small percentage of these are thyroid cancers.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with thyroid nodule, 29% report having difficulty in swallowing, 26% report having fatigue, and 21% report having neck mass. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of thyroid nodule are difficulty in swallowing, neck mass, throat feels tight, neck swelling, lump in throat, and back weakness, although you may still have thyroid nodule without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with thyroid nodule often receive radiographic imaging procedure, ultrasonography, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), biopsy, lipid panel, examination of breast, excision and mammography .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with thyroid nodule include candesartan (atacand), methimazole, cholecalciferol, glyburide / metformin, thyroid (usp) (armour thyroid), propylthiouracil, calcitriol, mesalamine (asacol), tamoxifen, amylases / cellulase / endopeptidases / lipase, sterile water, amitriptyline / perphenazine and acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine / codeine .

Candesartan (Atacand)
$70
(28 days)
Methimazole
$14
(28 days)
Cholecalciferol
$3
(21 days)
Thyroid (Usp) (Armour Thyroid)
$7
(28 days)
Propylthiouracil
$10
(28 days)
Calcitriol
$37
(28 days)
Mesalamine (Asacol)
$300
(28 days)
Tamoxifen
$17
(28 days)
Sterile Water

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for thyroid nodule include age 60-74 years age 45-59 years. On the other hand, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years, and age < 1 years almost never get thyroid nodule.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.0x
15-29 years
0.4x
30-44 years
1.3x
45-59 years
1.5x
60-74 years
1.8x
75+ years
1.1x

Sex

Male
0.4x
Female
1.5x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.9x
Hispanic
1.2x
White
1.0x
Other
0.6x
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