Toxic Thyroid Nodule and Fertility

A toxic thyroid nodule can be a cause of unexplained infertility. It causes hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid). This occurs when a single nodule (or lump) grows on the thyroid gland causing it to become enlarged and produce excess thyroid hormones.

The thyroid gland needs iodine to produce the thyroid hormones thyroxine and triiodothyronine. Iodine is needed for egg and sperm quality. If iodine is lacking in the diet, the thyroid initially cannot produce enough thyroid hormones. Low levels of thyroid hormones cause the thyroid gland to grow as it works harder to absorb as much available iodine from the bloodstream as possible in order to make more thyroid hormones. 

The symptoms of a toxic thyroid nodule are a result of the high levels of thyroid hormones in the blood, increasing the rate at which the body is working. Similar to those of hyperthyroidism, these symptoms include insomnia, problems with heat regulation and weight changes.

Signs are similar to those of hyperthyroidism (warm sweaty palms and tremors), but can also include a prominent thyroid gland with a distinct nodule.  

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