A 44-year-old member asked:
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can thyroid nodules shrink?

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Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
21 years experience Radiology
Yes.: Most thyroid nodules remain stable over many years. Some can increase in size and some can decrease. It depends on the composition of the nodule.
Answered on Feb 25, 2020
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Dr. Brendan Stack jr., md, facs, face
31 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
Nodules shrink: Thyroid nodules can both grow and shrink. Generally the grow over the course of time.
Answered on Mar 25, 2019
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Whitman
35 years experience Surgical Oncology
NoT possible: This concept has fallen out of favor. No medicine appears to cause thyroid nodules to shrink.

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