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A 26-year-old female asked:

what exactly is pickers nodule?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Irritation: This is caused by repetitive irritation of the skin area leading to excessive scarring -thus the bump or nodule. In the early stage, it may go away by itself once the scratching is stopped. At a later stage, injecting a cortisone into the lesion may cause it to resolve. In the chronic stage, it is nearly impossible to get rid of it.

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A 52-year-old female asked:

12x10x9mm heterogeneous nodule isoechoic what is that?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
A growth: I assume this is a thyroid nodule which basically mean you have a growth on the thyroid. It's very common and not a cause for concern as long as you follow it again in the future to make sure if it's not growing. Biopsy of the nodule will help determine if it's benign or cancerous. The risk of cancer is very low, approx 5%.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: nodule?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Firm mass: Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual and not medical terminology.
Jersey City, NJ
A 31-year-old female asked:

What does this mean? The nodule is predominantly echogenic with a hypoechoic center. A thin cortical rim of hypoechogenicity surrounds the nodule.

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Dr. Imad Khreim
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Your Doctor: Interpretation of tests, whether radiological, blood tests or procedures . Interpretation is best done within the context of the clinical picture. So your doctor is the best to explain that to you and if you are not convinced, you can always get a second opinion, .
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is it bad if the nodule is hypervascular?

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Dr. Eric Stein
Interventional Radiology 46 years experience
It is a risk factor: A hypervascular thyroid nodule has an increased risk of being malignant. However, the vast majority of thyroid nodules are benign. If it's growing, or bigger than 1.5 cm, it should be biopsied.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Whats the difference between a hot nodule and graves disease?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Both hyperthyroidism: Both graves disease and a hot nodule are causes of hyperthyroidism. In graves, the whole thyroid is enlarged and it is an autoimmune disease. In hot (toxic) nodule, there is one nodule that is hyperactive and causing all the problem, and the rest of the thyroid is relatively normal. Both causes respond well to antithyroid drugs and radioactive iodine. See your endocrinologist.

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