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A 29-year-old female asked:

can a thyroid nodule feel like a small lymphnode on trachea?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Interventional Radiology 33 years experience
Possible.: Specially if your nodule is in the isthmus of the thyroid. Isthmus is a small portion of the thyroid that can connect the two lobes together.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can a thyroid nodule affect your singing voice?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: If it's big enough, it can cause compressive symptoms and affect your voice.
Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
It is also possible that this thyroid nodule may be pushing or invading a nerve (recurrent laryngeal nerve or external branch of superior laryngeal nerve) that controls your vocal cords. This can cause weakness or paralysis of your vocal cords leading to a change in your singing voice or speaking voice. If you have this concern, you should see an ear, nose, & throat (ENT) doctor).
Dec 27, 2011
CA
A 34-year-old member asked:

If a thyroid nodule is large can it cause problems?

5 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: A large nodule can compress and deviate arteries/trachea causing breathing or swallowing problems.
CA
A 35-year-old member asked:

What is a circumscribed thyroid nodule exactly?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
It depends: Circumscribed, on an ultrasound report, describes how distinct the border is between the nodule and the normal thyroid tissue. It would usually be preceded by "well" for nodules with sharp outlines, or "poorly" for nodules with blurred outlines.
A 53-year-old member asked:

What is a hypoechoic thyroid nodule exactly?

4 doctor answers18 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Fewer echoes on US: Hypoechoic describes the appearance of a nodule on ultrasound (us). It refers to a nodule that reflects back fewer sound waves compared to the normal thyroid tissue around it. While most thyroid cancers are hypoechoic, most hypoechoic nodules are not cancers. But a hypoechoic nodule may have a slightly higher risk of being a cancer than other nodules.
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A 28-year-old member asked:

What is considered a fast rate of growth for a thyroid nodule that is solid?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Videh Mahajan
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Thyroid: Thyroid nodule that is solid needs further evaluation irrespective of size.

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