A 43-year-old female asked:
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i have stable, dominant 10 mm left thyroid nodule with possible internal microcalcifications. what does it mean ? do i need thyroid scan ?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Thyroidologist: Usually, in women especially multiple thyroid nodules are all benign. However,that being said, if there's any doubt a needle biopsy is the diagnostic procedure of choice. I feel that an endocrinologist or preferably a thyroidologist is best qualified to evaluate, treat and follow you. Thyroid scans or ultrasounds alone don't usually settle the problem in my experience.
Answered on May 9, 2019

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