A 46-year-old member asked:
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Solitary subcentimeter nodule in the left thyroid lobe?

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Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Watch/retest: Unless you have a thyroid cancer history, the nodule is suspicious on ultrasound or other factors are in play -- check serum thyroglobulin and thyroid function. Repeat doctor's exam an ultrasound in a year. Generally of very low significance and found in over 50% of the population.
Answered on Dec 4, 2018
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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Plan depends...: On size usually, <1.5 cm- repeat ultrasound 6-12m > 1.5 cm, vascular and/or calcium in nodule, get fine-needle biopsy.

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