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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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Dr. Farhad Sigari
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
And?: Please give more details in your question. Having said that, the risk for cancer in thyroid with multiple modules is less than in that with just one s ... Read More
Dr. Brendan Stack jr., md, facs, face
32 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
Bilateral nodules: Consider ultrasound guided biopsy if they are concerning nodules.

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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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Dr. Alen Cohen
14 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Very: Thyroid nodules are extremely among the general population, more so in women than men. About 80% of nodules are benign in women and about 70% are ben ... Read More
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Dr. Farhad Sigari
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Very: Very common, more common in females than males. Majority are benign.
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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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Dr. Brendan Stack jr., md, facs, face
32 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
Nodules shrink: Thyroid nodules can both grow and shrink. Generally the grow over the course of time.
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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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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Part of the gland: They will move upward with the rest of the gland when you swallow, and you can move them just as you can move your larynx and trachea once you know yo ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
Depends: Thyroid nodules are very common in the population, especially in women. Most are benign. Biopsy is indicated if they are larger than 1 cm in size an ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
28 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Whitman
36 years experience Surgical Oncology
You can't : Thyroid nodules don't shrink, and there is no medicine or other treatment that will shrink them short of surgical removal.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rosenthal
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hmm: Other than surgery (which I am not necessarily recommending), generally speaking thyroid nodules do not go away. You should have an ultrasound and po ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
Luck of the draw: Some thyroid nodules are the result of radiation exposure (like chernobyl}. Many people form colloid cysts which are incidental and of no significance ... Read More

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