Thyroid masses can manifest as a result of a cyst, overgrown thyroid tissue, iodine deficiency, or more rarely, cancer. Our highly experienced and compassionate ENT specialists at The Barranco Clinic can help determine the exact cause of your thyroid masses and craft a personalized treatment plan to help you regain your health and well-being.

Treatment for a Thyroid Mass

Our ENT doctors will perform testing and evaluation to find the root causes of your thyroid mass and determine if it is cancerous or not. If the mass is not showing signs of growth and it is not cancerous, it may be possible for the patient to just “wait and see.”

In other cases, hormone therapy, medications, or surgery may be required to reverse the condition. If the mass interferes with swallowing or breathing, it will need to be operated on.

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Symptoms of Thyroid Masses

  • Pain and discomfort
  • Hoarseness
  • Goiter
  • Dysphagia
  • Breathing problems
  • Changes in the voice

About Thyroid Masses

Thyroid masses may run in the family, or they may form as a result of iodine deficiency. While any type of mass can be disconcerting, it is very rare that the underlying cause is cancer, with less than 5% of patients being diagnosed with the disease. The following is a list of different types of thyroid masses:

  • Colloid nodules – Nodules are non-cancerous growths related to the thyroid tissue.
  • Thyroid cysts – Cysts are small fluid-filled growths.
    Inflammatory nodules – Over time, inflammation in the thyroid gland can lead to pain and discomfort.
  • Thyroid cancer – Cancer is typically present in less than 5% of cases.

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About The Barranco Clinic

The Barranco Clinic serves the populations of Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Haines City, Sebring, and Clermont, delivering state-of-the-art ENT services tailored to the individual. Our practice is founded on the following principles:

Personalized Treatment

Rather than resorting to a cookie-cutter approach, we customize our treatments to adhere to your unique wishes, anatomy, lifestyle, and comfort levels.

Top-rated Physician Network

Our team of highly trained, skilled ENT specialists works collaboratively to ensure you receive exponential healing. With over 300 years of combined expertise, there is no problem too large or too small for our professionals to handle.

Continuity of Care

From your initial consultation to long after you leave the office, we provide support and guidance, delivering a seamless treatment process from start to finish.

Community Investment

We love giving back to our neighbors, whether it’s providing valuable resources, organizing fundraising events, or scheduling fun for the whole community.

Thyroid Masses FAQ

Who can develop thyroid masses?

Thyroid masses develop most commonly in those with iodine deficiency or inflammation in the thyroid. Some clients will have a history of thyroid masses in their families.

How will I know if I have a thyroid mass?

Symptoms of a thyroid mass can include changes in your voice, dysphagia, breathing problems, and pain and discomfort in the neck. Sometimes it may be possible to see the mass directly with your own eyes.

What is the risk of thyroid masses being cancerous?

The risk is very low and is typically only present in 5% of individuals with thyroid masses. This means that 95% of thyroid masses are benign. Our trusted ENT specialists will perform diagnostic testing to rule out cancer and set your mind at ease.

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