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what is a complex hypoechoic thyroid nodule

A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: Hypoechoic, hypervascular, or calcifications on ultrasound need to be addressed particularly if the nodule is > 10mm. The solid component of a comp ... Read More
Dr. Eric Whitman
35 years experience Surgical Oncology
Needs complete eval: Your question cannot be answered without more info. You should see a physician who is experienced in evaluating thyroid nodules, who can determine if ... 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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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarik Hadid
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends : It all depends on the size and if it is new. There is a need to do needle aspiration if not sure
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Cold nodule: Cold nodules can be tumor but still unlikely. Your evaluation will clarify that. You may need a biopsy.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Reasonable: A 7 mm thyroid nodule is considered well under the 1 cm size at which we start to be more concerned. There is no reason to aggressively pursue earlier ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
No.: Most thyroid nodules are benign. However, there are various imaging/clinical features that help determine the probability that a particular nodule mi ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Needs FNA: Most nodules of the thyroid are benign. However, fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy of a nodule is indicated in your age group for nodules over 1 cm ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Uncertain: There are various characteristics of thyroid nodules on ultrasound, including hyperechoic, hypoechoic, isoechoic, cystic, complex, vascular, calcified ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Inflammation : A hypoechoic nodule could compress normal tissue and vessels . Inflammation around nodule might also increase flow.
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Small thyroid nodule: These nodules are small. They are most likely benign. Thyroid ultrasound is rather specialized. There are characteristics of nodules that make them ... Read More
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