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is a thyroid nodule and a goiter the same thing

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Not exactly: Thyroid nodules are specific growths coming out of the thyroid gland. A goiter refers to diffuse enlargement of the entire thyroid gland. Nodules and ... Read More
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Dr. Brendan Stack jr., md, facs, face
31 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
Nodules and goiter: A nodule is a knot. You can have 1 or multiple in the thyroid. Goiter means an enlarged thyroid. Hence, you can have multiple nodules causing what is ... 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Yes: By definition, any enlargement of the thyroid gland is a goiter. So if the nodule is causing the thyroid to be enlarged, there is a goiter. The questi ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Adenoma: If there is a solitary thyroid gland nodule, that has been removed and examined under a microscrope using sections taken from the tumor, is called an ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes it can: Nodule can be benign, but keep monitoring tft, and watch for symptoms.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Possibly: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis based on autoimmunity. On gross examination, there is often a hard goitre, not painful . ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Unlikely: Nodules of the thyroid usually produce no symptoms unless they are very large and pushing on your breathing or swallowing tube. If thyroid blood test ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Watch it yourself: Get acquainted with how your gland feels. If one of the nodules starts getting appreciably bigger while the rest stay the same, get seen. This may hap ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Multinodular goiter: Hi. Your hyper-functioning nodule is producing thyroid hormone without pituitary regulation. Since you have multiple nodules, chances are they're all ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Risks vs benefits: Masses this big will not shrink in time. You hope they will stay the same but they could also grow in the future. They are already causing trachea dev ... Read More
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