I believe that many people with thyroid nodules found in physical examination will be informed by doctors:
[It’s okay, just have a regular physical examination].
After reading it, you will find that most of the situations are really good [just sit and watch it change] [the enemy will not move and I will not move].
However, Sun Tzu’s Art of War said well that only when one knows one’s enemy and oneself can one fight without danger. What are the signs if this [nodule] changes in advance?
1. The presence or absence of hypermetabolic syndrome
If hyperthyroidism occurs, hyperthyroidism will enhance sympathetic nerve excitability and accelerate metabolism.
Some of the manifestations you can perceive are: eating too much, easy to be hungry, not fat, afraid of heat and sweat, palpitation and shortness of breath, you may also hear your heart plop and beat very fast when calm, your temper becomes irritable and impatient, etc.
If you have hypothyroidism, then the situation is the opposite, fear of cold, lethargy, and gain weight. However, these manifestations are easily overlooked, and the first thing that is often noticed is [alopecia]. Not only is alopecia, but also eyebrows will fall off. Male friends will also have thin beards, severe alopecia, and even baldness may occur.
If many of these performances are successful, recall that the possible reason is what? Too much pressure? Or is this the case for no reason?
If the reason cannot be found, the hyperthyroidism doctor suggests that you go to the hospital to have your thyroid function reviewed and check whether your nodules have changed by the way.
2. Is the thyroid gland swollen
How to judge whether thyroid gland is swollen?
Goiter can be divided into three degrees, and normal thyroid gland cannot be seen or touched.
- Degree I: No thyroid gland can be seen, but it can be touched. When swallowing, the lump can move up and down with the neck. Degree II: Goiter can be seen or touched, but it is within the sternocleidomastoid muscle. Turn your head to one side with force, and you can see or touch the hard sternocleidomastoid muscle. Degree III: Goiter exceeds the outer edge of sternocleidomastoid muscle.
If you can touch it, then you need to go to the hospital to have your thyroid gland examined.
3. Is the eyeball protruding
Look in the mirror and see if your eyes are different from before.
4. Is defecation normal recently
Hyperthyroidism will accelerate gastrointestinal peristalsis, increase defecation and even diarrhea. Hypothyroidism, on the other hand, is just the opposite and may cause constipation.
5. Irregular menstruation?
Well, men can bypass this one.
Yes, thyroid problems will also affect women’s menstruation, and various problems of irregular menstruation may occur, such as menorrhagia, menorrhagia, longer and shorter menstrual cycles…
Speaking of this matter, is a bitter tears. As we all know, there are many reasons for [irregular menstruation]. To check whether thyroid gland is a problem, we need to judge it in combination with other symptoms mentioned above. Of course, if we want to make a definite diagnosis, we also need to rely on the examination results to speak.
In addition to these, if thyroid nodules have [changes], there may also be abnormal manifestations such as skin and limb edema, hand shaking, muscle weakness, etc.
Finally, it is the same sentence. If you feel unwell, see a doctor in time. Regular physical examination is also important to help you find health problems that may have been neglected by you.