Nodules can also trigger either hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, so there may also be overactive or underactive thyroid symptoms.
Finally, menopausal women may also develop thyroid cancer.
Reports say that people over 55 have an increased risk of differentiated thyroid cancer, a slow-growing carcinoma. On the other hand, people over the age of 65 have a higher risk of getting anaplastic thyroid cancer—the more aggressive kind that spreads quickly to different body organs.
Symptoms of thyroid cancer are somewhat similar to those experienced by people with benign nodular thyroid disease. Additionally, thyroid cancer patients may also notice a persistent cough not caused by a cold.
Finally, when diagnosed, the woman may undergo surgery since they have “poorer tolerance” to medications.