Question by  mjjaegly (211)

What is the difference between thyroid nodule and thyroid cyst?

I have a thyroid cyst not a nodule.


Answer by  sar (227)

A thyroid nodule is any type of abnormal growth in the thyroid gland. Thyroid nodules can be either cancerous or benign. Thyroid cysts are a type of nodule that are filled with fluid instead of tissue.


Answer by  jmr (40)

A cyst is typically filled with fluid and a nodule is a small, solid mass. Cysts tend to be benigh, while a nodule requires further diagnosis.


Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

A nodule means that you are just swollen in that area. A thyroid cyst means that there is a sac of fluid there full of infection that could rupture at any time and needs to be removed.


Answer by  Jonie (117)

They are both the same thing. A thyroid cyst or nodule is a swelling that contains fluid which could be a factor of many things such as a benign or a maligmant tumor.

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