How can thyroid nodule be treated?
Q: I am a 22 years old female who has a prominent thyroid lobe on the left side. My thyroid test showed T3 - 2.60 nmol/l, TSH - 0.01 and T4 - 195 nmol/l. My heart beat remains at 160 to 170. I remain irritated and suffer from headache all the time. I am also suffering from an oral infection. How can thyroid nodule be treated?
A:I assume that you have a thyroid nodule on left side. Your thyroid test reports are suggestive of hypersecretion of thyroid hormones from thyroid gland. This is condition is known as hyperthyroidism and in your case the likely cause is toxic nodule. The treatment of this condition is radioiodine therapy which is available at few select places in big cities. This treatment can cure toxic nodule. While waiting for this treatment you should take Propranolol 20 mg twice a day to control your symptoms including pulse rate.