A 28-year-old member asked:
if a solid heterogeneous nodule on the thyroid is benign and not causing tsh levels to change but is growing rapidly, what is it?
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Pediatrics 54 years experience
Thyroiditis?: Make sure you see an endocrinologist for further evaluation. Thyroid antibodies has to be measured.
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Something to monitor: A fna only gets to the parts of a nodule the needle enters and may miss a problem in an area of the nodule it doesn't enter. Therefore, if a nodule is rapidly growing it should be closely monitored by an endocrinologist who will help determine when there should be a concern.
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Specializes in Endocrinology
Re-evaluation: If a nodule is "growing rapidly", it will need to be re-evaluated. Most likely it will need to be re-biopsy. Most of the time, a cancer can just be a speck in the nodule instead of the whole nodule so a biopsy might have missed it the first time.
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Last updated Sep 29, 2016
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