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Do any thyroid nodules increase thyroid production?

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Dr. Val Koganski
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Some of the nodules could be hyperactive and cause hyperthyroidism( increase production of thyroid hormones).
Answered on Mar 22, 2017
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