A recent ultrasound confirmed I have a large cystic nodule on the left side of my thyroid which because of the size the consultation recommends I have removed. The cyst is thought to be benign. My thyroid test was confirmed to be normal. My concerns is by having the nodule removed one of the side effects could be that thyroid function will be effected and I will be on tablets. If I don't have the operation the cyst could bleed, become infected or cancerous, but how likely is that? Does anyone know a good consult I could see in East London?