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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience Breast Surgery
Variable: Thyroid nodules are variable in their growth patterns. Some can grow quickly in size, particularly if there is a cystic component to the nodule. You ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience Radiology
Sometimes yes.: Most thyroid nodules are benign (approximately 95%) and have no malignant potential. Some nodules are called adenomas and some of these secrete hormon ... Read More
Dr. Eric Whitman
35 years experience Surgical Oncology
Sometimes: The diagnosis of thyroid cancer is generally made by biopsying a thyroid nodule, but most nodules are not cancerous and many do not need to be biopsie ... Read More
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Dr. Alen Cohen
13 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sometimes: Thyroid nodules are quite common. The majority are benign, 80% or so. However any nodule over 1 cm needs to be biopsied via an ultrasound guided fna ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: It is possible to have normal TSH levels, and it is also possible to have abnormal TSH levels. Benign nodules may or may not change in size. Anytime t ... Read More
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Thyroid nodules: Thyroid nodules are divided in hot or cold by thyroid nuclar scan. Cold nodules are the one's than in some % may be cancerous and require biopsy. Any ... Read More
Dr. David Rosen
29 years experience Medical Oncology
Nodules: Growth of thyroid nodules may represent malignancy. The only way to really know is to perform fna biopsy. Many patients with solid thyroid nodules wil ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Variables: Radioactive Iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism tends to have a much higher success rate than medications. Depending on the dose of radioactive iodin ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: Radio iodine is a labeled form of iodine that localizes in thyroid tissue. If the dose of radiation delivered partially shrinks the nodule there is s ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Possible: Many people will form multiple nodules. If you already have had one you certainly can form another.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: It depends on the type of thyroid cancer. Papillary, follcular, and medullary thyroid cancers are typically slow growing. Anaplastic thyroid cancer ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Residual Thyroid?: If you had a nuclear thyroid scan and uptake in the thyroid bed was detected then the implication would be recurrent neoplasm if the original diagnosi ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
12 years experience Pathology
Depends: You can get a fine needle aspiration, which is relatively non-invasive to obtain a diagnosis. Getting the advice of your clinician on this matter beca ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Variable: If the nodule is "small" and hasn't grown in five years, it is probably benign and not a problem. Keep watching it, and check an ultrasound as you pro ... Read More

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