A 24-year-old female asked:
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diagnosed hashimoto's feb'13, on thyroxine since. test last week show normal tsh, t3, (liothyronine) t4 levels but 12 nodule goitre found. what could the nodules be?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
"pseudo" nodules: The typical ultrasound finding of Hashimoto's is "heterogeneous texture". This appears as a very irregular look. As this progresses, one starts to see areas that are darker or lighter than the rest of the thyroid and can look like nodules. However, many times they are not true nodules, and are referred to as "pseudo" nodules. They are typically under 1 cm in size. Above 1 cm, they may need biopsy
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Benign or cancer: Hi. Thyroid nodules in a Hashimoto's gland are most assuredly not hyper functioning (not hyperthyroid). Most such nodules in a Hashimoto's gland are benign. However, cancer can't be excluded without fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy. Generally nodule diameter needs to be at least 10 mm to recommend FNA. Your doc will recommend FNA if indicated. Therefore, rest assured. Take your levothyroxine.
Answered on Jul 29, 2014
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Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Most people: With under active thyroid have nodules and their disease is multinodular by its nAture as the body in the untreated state struggles to keep the thyroid hormones needed by the body normal these nodules grow to make the hormones! They are benign and won't hurt you
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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