A to Z: Thyroid Noduleenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgA thyroid nodule is a lump in the thyroid gland.thyroid, thyroid problems, swollen, swelling, lump, gland, neck, throat, growth, hormones, cyst, nodule11/06/201304/11/201909/02/20196f6430c5-e165-4dbb-8d3e-763b458db096https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-thyroid-nodule.html/<p>A thyroid nodule is a lump in the thyroid gland.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>The thyroid is a small gland at the front of the neck. It makes hormones that help control energy and <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/childs-growth.html/">growth</a>. A thyroid nodule can be swollen tissue, an overgrowth of normal thyroid tissue, or a collection of fluid called a cyst.</p> <p>Most thyroid nodules in kids and teens are harmless. Some people with thyroid nodules have pain in the front of the neck or feel like they have a lump in the throat.</p> <p>Rarely, a thyroid nodule can be a sign of thyroid <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/center/cancer-center.html/">cancer</a>. &nbsp;However, thyroid cancer is uncommon in kids and teens. Even when cancer is the cause, the results of treatment are usually excellent.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Thyroid nodules don't always need treatment. Most go away on their own. In some cases, the doctor may shrink a thyroid cyst by removing fluid from it with a needle, recommend surgery to remove the nodule, or prescribe medicine.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
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