Hi, these lumps or nodules commonly arise within an otherwise normal thyroid gland. Often these abnormal growths of thyroid tissue are located at the edge of the thyroid gland, so they can be felt as a lump in the throat. When they are large or when they occur in very thin individuals, they can even sometimes be seen as a lump in the front of the neck.
One in 40 young men has a thyroid nodule.
More than 95% of all thyroid nodules are benign (non-cancerous growths). Some are actually cysts, which are filled with fluid rather than thyroid tissue.
Most people will develop a thyroid nodule by the time they are 50 years old.
The incidence of thyroid nodules increases with age.
50% of 50 year olds will have at least one thyroid nodule.consult ENT surgeon,general physician for furthur evaluation and treatment.
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