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thyroid nodule will it go away on its own

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Unlikely: Thyroid nodules are common. Most are benign but some can be cancerous, so monitoring and follow up are advised to tell the difference.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
23 years experience Radiology
They usually don't: There is radioactive therapy for nodules that are hyperactive and secrete hormone or those that are cancerous. Most thyroid nodules are not of these ... Read More
A 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Thyroid nodule: Please go back to the pediatrician and discuss whether or not treatment is needed. Hope all goes well - keep me informed please.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: Thyroid nodules usually do not go away on their own. Leeches will not treat a thyroid nodule. Why were you taking levothyroxine if your thyroid functi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Stein
46 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
Enlarging: Nodules may need reevaluation and follow up ultrasound. I am not sure how the nodule is bothering you. When in doubt its always a good idea to check i ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
See ENT surgeon. : You may need an ultrasound guided biopsy.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
52 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: Thyroid nodules occur in up to 50% of the worlds population. Modern ultrasound equipment can detect very small nodules that were not detectable with o ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
22 years experience Radiology
Yes.: Most thyroid nodules remain stable over many years. Some can increase in size and some can decrease. It depends on the composition of the nodule.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
54 years experience Endocrinology
Lumps in the gland: Nodules may be single or multiple (multinodular goiter) and may be due to benign colloid accumulations or 10% of the time cancer. See a thyroidologist ... Read More
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