A 34-year-old female asked:
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4 years ago radiologist scanned thyroid after tech didn't see anything. Saw 3mm hypoechoic thyroid nodule that "was mild on real time transmission" and "was probably a complex cyst". He said I didn't need a follow up ultrasound unless Dr feels it.ok?

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Dr. Brendan Stack jr., md, facs, face
31 years experience in Head and Neck Surgery
Small Thyroid nodule: 3 mm is small and very common. Current ATA guidelines discourage biopsy of lesions less than 10 mm. If you aren’t having symptoms and don’t develop a mass, I wouldn’t worry. If you have any doubts, seek a second opinion and a repeat ultrasound.
Answered on Dec 25, 2017

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