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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Wolfe
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Very common problem: Thyroid nodules are very common. We do not know why they appear. They normally do not cause functional changes in the thyroid. Once they are found, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Stein
45 years experience Interventional Radiology
Yes: Thyroid nodules can either increase in size, decrease in size or stay the same size over time. A thyroid nodule that decreases in size is likely noth ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Bled into adenoma: That's my bet anyway. This is fairly common. Your physician may offer you imaging. This kind of neck lesion may be annoying enough to warrant removal.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Unusual: It's unusual for a solid structure like a thyroid nodule to recede that much. It's possible it was a cyst that leaked its fluid or that it lost its bl ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Virginia Klaas
31 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Yes: Yes, it can shrink. Most solid nodules are adenomas and are benign. If it shrinks that is a good sign...It is .Likely benign. It is the ones that get ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience Pathology
Maybe: Most "inconclusive" thyroid biopsies are fine needle biopsies (fnas). "inconclusive" ones are usually benign but occasionally are not, and this can on ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fateh Entabi
12 years experience General Surgery
Common. Don't worry: Many people have nodules as they get older. Don't worry about them if they are less than 1cm in size. When and if they get bigger, then we biopsy the ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Thyroid nodule: Of course the nodule starts from small abnormal cells to large mass. Thyroid nodule is either not noticed or checked by patient. It can be incidental ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Thyroid: Thyroid nodules are projections from the gland can be 'hot' or 'cold' meaning they may or may not function and produce hormone. These need follow up. ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Most thyroid nodules are benign adenomas. Some are malignant. A physician must determine which have a risk of being malignant, and if there is a reaso ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Concern: Thyroid gland do not change in size that much. Majority of thyroid nodules are benign, increase in size is a concern , should have fna biopsy (cytol ... Read More
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