A 32-year-old male asked:
during a neck lymph node ultrasound, accidentialy a 3 mm hypoechoic thyroid nodule was found. is it something to worry about now, should i get biopsy or check it regullary or leave it. i have a family history of thyroid cancer (father, 1st cousin)?
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Dr. Richard Zimon answered
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Your FAMILY HISTORY: alone makes this something that needs surgical evaluation (more tests could be done but I personally would want a BIOPSY and more likely than not an EXCISIONAL biopsy (take it out!!) Hope this helps! BTW you should be evaluated for possible thryroid hormone replacement as a way of avoiding future nodule formation! A Board Certified Endocrinologist is the way I would "go"! Z
Answered on Aug 7, 2016
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