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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
Increased blood flow: Is the general implication. If diffuse it could be due to active gland such as in hyperthyroidism. If present in one localized area could represent an ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No: A cancer more likely to express as a nodule, rather than a diffuse change in the gland. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://w ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
No,not: necessarily. It requires a biopsy to prove benign or malignant, and I'm not sure that this is required. See an Endocrinologist.
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A female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends: Thyroid nodules are mostly ( 80-90%) benign . But it depends on their size and rate of change(growth in their size). A repeat Ultrasound study of your ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probably yes: Any nodule that grows significantly in a short period of time needs to be evaluated for cancer. Consider having another biopsy if it has grown since t ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
Increased blood flow: There is more blood flow to the thyroid nodule than the surrounding thyroid tissue. Could represent an adenoma or tumor. Needle biopsies are frequentl ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yim
Dr. John Yim answered
29 years experience Surgical Oncology
It depends.: If the study is referring to a thyroid nodule this can be somewhat more suspicious for thyroid cancer, but a biopsy always has to be done to see wheth ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
Can't say for sure.: Most of the time, such findings will not be cancer. The only way to be more confident is to do a needle biopsy.
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A member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Gross
45 years experience Endocrinology
Your : Your thyroid situation needs to be thoroughly evaluated. The vascular rims per se are not in and of themselves serious. If there is increased blood fl ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Follow it: Hi. The nodule is way below the size criteria for needle biopsy. A repeat ultrasound could be done in a year to see if it's growing. Most nodules are ... Read More
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