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What is a circumscribed thyroid nodule exactly

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
It depends: Circumscribed, on an ultrasound report, describes how distinct the border is between the nodule and the normal thyroid tissue. It would usually be pr ... Read More
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Dr. Mila McManus
20 years experience Family Medicine
Border around nodule: 'circumscribed' defines how sharp the border is around the nodule which is suggestive of benign vs cancerous nodule. If nodule is well-circumscribed, ... Read More

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Fewer echoes on US: Hypoechoic describes the appearance of a nodule on ultrasound (us). It refers to a nodule that reflects back fewer sound waves compared to the normal ... Read More
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Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience Breast Surgery
Dark on ultrasound: A hypoechoic thyroid nodule is a nodule that appears darker than normal surrounding thyroid tissue. This occurs because the tissue in the nodule does ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
See ENT surgeon. : You may need an ultrasound guided biopsy.
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Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 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
31 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
Bilateral nodules: Consider ultrasound guided biopsy if they are concerning nodules.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
51 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
21 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
53 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
43 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
40 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
27 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
35 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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