A 20-year-old female asked:
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are thyroid nodules moveable?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Part of the gland: They will move upward with the rest of the gland when you swallow, and you can move them just as you can move your larynx and trachea once you know your way around your neck. Your physician can help you make the distinction from a lymph node or other mass.
Answered on Jul 25, 2018
Dr. Brendan Stack jr., md, facs, face
31 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
Moveable nodules: Thyroid nodules do not move but can change or "wax and wane". They can grow during growth spurts, from inflammation or bleeding within. As these episodes resolve they can shrink down, form cysts or become heterogeneous (mixed cystic and solid).
Answered on Aug 29, 2017
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