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isoechoic mid pole thyroid nodule

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Suspicious: You should be guided by an endocrinologist as to further testing which will include a fna biopsy. Sometimes it is just best to remove a solid nodule o ... Read More
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Dr. Alen Cohen
14 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes it's possible : Any thyroid nodule over 4 cm needs to be removed surgically to make sure not cancerous per ata guidelines. I would still get a fna first before going ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Solid nodule: Solid nodules on thyroid imaging need to be evaluated by your primary health care provider to see if further testing is indicated to make sure they ar ... Read More
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Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Thyroid cyst- benign: The nodule in left upper pole, which is solid in nature, did they do any blood test to r/o excess thyroid hormone secretions?Thyroid cysts are benign ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hermilando Payen
56 years experience Pathology
Thyroid nodule: Look for a physician who can do an ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy to rule out any cancerous component...But if not, see a surgeon who ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Kmucha
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
A word of caution.: Many physicians perform fine-needle aspiration biopsy; the use of ultrasound will increase the likelihood of biopsying the correct location within the ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Yes image guided fine needle aspiration cytology will give diagnosis , a low risk out patient procedure.
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Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Probably benign: Depends on the appearance on ultrasound and also on lab and clinical parameters. Usually don't biopsy this size lesion without some other indication t ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Rosenthal
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hmm.: The newer affirma test should bring your risk of thyroid cancer down to 5%, but this is a larger nodule with vascularity and it isn't unreasonable to ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Mathews
16 years experience Endocrinology
Depends: Thyroid nodules are very common. About 70% of the population has a nodule (many don't know it). About 5% of nodules are cancerous, which is why we c ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
23 years experience Radiology
Images: "hot" or "cold" is a term related to the appearance on nuclear medicine imaging. A "hot" nodule is one that is too active, and secretes hormone, but ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No,... and yes: Most thyroid nodules don't need to be removed. Nodules larger than 1cm need to be needle biopsied. If they are suspicious for cancer, the nodule, an ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Generally not: Look for other causes. One uncommon cause is vocal cord dysfunction, which can feel just like an asthma attack, but is not relieved with inhalers. E ... Read More
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