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should i have a thryoid nodule removed

A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Depends: It depends on the nature of the nodule. If it is malignant, then the whole gland needs to come out. If it is benign, then even the nodules need not be ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
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You're worried.: I can understand why. If your doctor did an ultrasound and saw the nodule, it's probably OK to wait. An ultrasound is pretty good at telling if a nodu ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
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If you have: Been on an appropriate dose of brand name T4 replacement and still formed new nodules, they need evaluation and possibly surgery. If you haven't been ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
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See endocrinologist: Thyroid nodules, especially in a young person, need to be evaluated carefully, with ultrasound and possible biopsy. Sometimes, autoimmune thyroid dis ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
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No: Only cancerous nodules, or those for which cancer can't be ruled out, need to be removed. Since 90-95% of thyroid nodules are benign, thyroid nodules ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
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Colloid nodules: Are generally benign, but if you've had an ultrasound and biopsy you should have a good idea of what your nodule is already. Generally no surgery is n ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
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Not a bad idea: Check with your endocrinologist, look at serum thyroglobulin level. Has the nodule been biopsied? Always better to err on the side of caution.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
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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 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Not likely: If your thyroid hormone level is normal, you will not put on weight. Follow your labs regularly to make sure you are still euthyroid (normal thyroid) ... Read More
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