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A 40-year-old female asked:

Pls help with thyroid ultrasound report? solid ovoid heterogeneous nodules in left & right lobe. sizes: 5.0x1.5x1.9 cm, 8x4x7 mm, 6x4x5 mm -lesion.

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Needs to be biopsied: Although 90% 0f the solid nodules are non cancerous, you need to biopsy the solid nodule to rule out cancer of the thyroid.So consult your doctor or endocrinologist and discuss the options.
Dr. Steven Dankle
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Biopsy: In the event of a solitary thyroid nodule that is larger than 0.5 to 1 cm, or in the case of multiple thyroid nodules in which there is a dominant nodule, an ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy is warranted. Multiple nodules is most commonly associated with benign goiter, the nodules you describe warrant a fine needle biopsy for specific diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Biopsy: The 5.0 cm should be biopsied and monitor for changes. It's already very large. If it's already causing compressive symptoms, surgical consultation is also an option.

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