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A 21-year-old female asked:

what is hypoechoic nodule?is it cancerous?i have tiny hypoechoic nodule in isthmus measuring 8.5-5.9 mm. is there is any problem?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Radio graphic : Tern for how a nodule looks. It is a suspicious nodule and should come out. Can't tell what it is till out.
Dr. Mehdi Moezi
Medical Oncology 31 years experience
May need biopsy: You need to see endocrinologist and most likely have fine needle aspiration and or biopsy, you may need blood work and radioactive iodine scan of thyroid as well.

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Possible: Not sure of the area, please follow-up with your doctor

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