A 17-year-old female asked:
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i have small nodules on my thyroides. it says heterogeneous thyroid gland. what does it mean. 3.4 to 3.7 cm. is it cancerous? i'm only 17.

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Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Not cancer. It goes along with your thyroid disease. That is why you need synthroid (thyroxine)
Answered on Jul 14, 2017

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