A 43-year-old female asked:
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thyroid us 1.2cm by 0.9 nodule hypoechoic. had previous in june 2014 saw 3 nodules 8mm and all are stable the large one is new. tsh high 8.1. freaking?

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Dr. Lewis Hassell
39 years experience Pathology
Thyroid nodules: Most nodules are benign, especially if multiple. Biopsy by needle aspiration may be useful for larger nodules, though recently the threshold for biopsy was lowered to just over 1 cm. Early detection of significant lesions is useful, but most cancers at young age are highly curable even if nodes involved.
Answered on Apr 20, 2016
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Dr. Paul Kaplowitz
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Not hyperthyroid: If you were hyperthyroid your free T4 would be high and TSH
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