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Nodule (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Should a 3.2 CM thyroid nodule with an inconclusive biopsy be removed simply because of size?

Should a 3.2 CM thyroid nodule with an inconclusive biopsy be removed simply because of size?

Maybe: Most "inconclusive" thyroid biopsies are fine needle biopsies (fnas). "inconclusive" ones are usually benign but occasionally are not, and this can only be established with a proper surgical excision and full pathology examination. This is the reason to remove a nodule...Not its size. ...Read more

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3 thyroid nodules sizing from. 9-1.5 cm. Mild diffuse hyperechoic & hetergenorous. 6 weeks post childbirth. After childbirth. I'm scared.?

3 thyroid nodules sizing from. 9-1.5 cm. Mild diffuse hyperechoic & hetergenorous. 6 weeks post childbirth. After childbirth. I'm scared.?

FNAB: Hi. Hyperechoic is no guarantee. Your nodule (s) >10 mm need fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB). Don't be scared...most are benign. But by the same token, don't ASSUME benignity! Satisfy yourself with cold, hard facts...cytology (and, hopefully, genetic testing, such as Afirma). Good luck! ...Read more

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I have 3.3 cm x 3.1 cm x 5.0 cm thyroid nodule on the right side. The pain is literally unbearable, none of the pain medicine I was prescribed is h...

I have 3.3 cm x 3.1 cm x 5.0 cm thyroid nodule on the right side. The pain is literally unbearable, none of the pain medicine I was prescribed is h...

Thyroiditis?: Several conditions can cause thyroid nodules with pain. Thyroid hormone irregularities are the most common. But there are many others. You need to have you pcp send you to an internist or endocrinologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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If one-4 cm and two tiny benign thyroid nodules were removed 11 years ago, what are chances new nodules are malignant?

If one-4 cm and two tiny benign thyroid nodules were removed 11 years ago, what are chances new nodules are malignant?

Thyroid nodules: The chances of malignant nodules 11 years after removal of thyroid nodules is very unlikely.
Have you experienced any issues 11 years after thyroid nodules removed?
If yes, pl;ease see your doctor.
If no, relax and enjoy. ...Read more

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I have 3 thyroid nodules ranging from. 7 - 1.5 CM but my lab was normal? What could this be the us showed 3 mild hyperechoic nodules & was diffused

I have 3 thyroid nodules ranging from. 7 - 1.5 CM but my lab was normal? What could this be the us showed 3 mild hyperechoic nodules & was diffused

Nodules, normal labs: Hi. The only nodules that definitely are NOT cancer are hyperthyroid nodules (TSH would be suppressed to some degree, so labs not normal). Most nodules are associated with normal thyroid labs; most of these are benign, but the thyroid cancers are also among this group. The standard is to needle biopsy nodules 10 mm or greater in diameter; so normal labs only mean the nodule SHOULD be biopsied. ...Read more

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I have a complex thyroid nodule that was much smaller but has grown to 2.9 CM (it was less than a CM 7 years ago) and I can feel it, do I need surgery?

FineNeedle aspiratio: 4-7 % thyroid nodules can be cancerous. What was your TSH levels. Was a fine needle aspiration (FNA) ever performed on this nodule? If TSH IS NORMAL get FNA! If TSH lower than normal get Nuclear Thyroid Scan. If scan shows non functioning nodule...then get FNA. If FUNCTIONING NODULE check FT4 and T3 (liothyronine) levels. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a thyroid nodule tha in five months has grown from 3.29 CM x 2.4 CM x 2.3 to 3.29x 2.6 x2.7 and im starting to have trouble swallowing should i?

I have a thyroid nodule tha in five months has grown from 3.29 CM x 2.4 CM x 2.3 to 3.29x 2.6 x2.7 and im starting to have trouble swallowing should i?

See a Doctor: You should see a Doctor possibly a surgeon to check your thyroid. A good work up is in order for possible need for surgery. ...Read more

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Had US Thyroid nodule 3.2 CM in Nov '13 and End. Said not need for FNA but I insisted and had it in June '14. Results-indeterminate what does this mean?

Had US Thyroid nodule 3.2 CM in Nov '13 and End. Said not need for FNA but I insisted and had it in June '14. Results-indeterminate what does this mean?

Consult pathologist: It is likely that the material provided was not sufficient to render a definitive diagnosis. It may help to have a conversation, along with your doctor, with the pathologist who examined the FNA material. S/he may be able to voice any concerns the FNA material generated to submit the "indeterminate" report. ...Read more

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Does a solid 1.1 CM thyroid nodule need to be biopsy?

Does a solid 1.1 CM thyroid nodule need to be biopsy?

Yes: Solid nodules carry the risk of being thyroid cancer (although certainly most solid thyroid nodules are not cancer). Because of the risk, you should have a biopsy done (most can be done using a very thin needle while an ultrasound is being done). ...Read more

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If they just found a 1.1 CM solid thyroid nodule how fast should I get it biopsy will this starts to grow very quickly?

Depends: You can get a fine needle aspiration, which is relatively non-invasive to obtain a diagnosis. Getting the advice of your clinician on this matter because he/she knows your clinical situation is recommended. ...Read more

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34 Yr old M. Dominant Homogeneous Solid thyroid nodule measuring 1.1x1.3x1.7 cm. Somewhat hyper-vascular. Appt. 8 weeks away. Recommended steps? Risk?

If fast growing: Or if you have symptoms, I would find another specialist to see sooner. If you call the one that is 8 weeks away several times this coming week, you will likely get in earlier due to a cancellation or just based on persistence alone. ...Read more

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I have a 5 CM thyroid nodule w/ blood flow, report says needs biopsy, what does this mean?

I have a 5 CM thyroid nodule w/ blood flow, report says needs biopsy, what does this mean?

Needle biopsy: Nodules of that size can be biopsied using a technique called fine needle aspiration. The skin over the nodule is numbed with a local anesthetic. Then, usually with ultrasound guidance, a needle is passed through the skin into the nodule. A small sample is taken and then analyzed under a microscope. ...Read more

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I have a 2 CM thyroid nodule. My doctor is willing to remove it without a gna what're the risks and complications of taking out part of my th?

I have a 2 CM thyroid nodule. My doctor is willing to remove it without a gna what're the risks and complications of taking out part of my th?

Why remove?: Surgery has a long list of potential complications particularly around the thyroid. Most nodules are harmless, but fna is necessary to help determine that. Having a 2cm thyroid nodule is not reason enough for surgery unless it looks suspicious for some reason. Please see an endocrinologist. Most 2 cm nodules can just be followed over time provided they aren't suspicious. ...Read more

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I have thyroid nodules that have grown in number and size and now I am having neck pain. The nodules are less than 1 cm. I am very irritable also.?

I have thyroid nodules that have grown in number and size and now I am having neck pain. The nodules are less than 1 cm. I am very irritable also.?

The neck pain may: Be a result of these nodules or even secondary to metabolic issues related to these nodules. The pain may also be independent of the thyroid issue as well but this should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Is peripheral vascularity more associated with benign thyroid nodule or malignant? As opposed to intranodular vasc. I have 1.5 cm complex peripheral

There are a number: Of ultrasound features that help determine the probability of malignancy. In general intranodule vascularity is a more suspicious feature, and peripheral vascularity is not, but in and of itself, this feature does not reliably exclude malignancy. ...Read more

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Which thyroid nodule are cancerous I am hypo with one small nodule 2 cm or mm don't know what should I do taking 25mcg Levothyroxin plz ans in detail?

Size & US appearance: Size of thyroid nodules is important. Usually larger than 1-1.5 cm. Goes for fine needle biopsy. Certain ultrasound characteristic such as predominantly cystic, surrounding halo, avascular appearances usually benign lesion. Microcalcifications,
marked hypoechogenicity, exttraglandular extension,
abnormal regional lymph nodes, absent or irregular halo, and solid composition- usually malignant. ...Read more

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3 thyroid nodules biggest 1.5 cm. Normal thyroid bloodwork. BW shows vitamin D defiency. Any advice. Seeing endo but stressed!! ?

Thyroid nodules: Are very common and most of the time are "benign" which means there is no need to stress :)

The fact that your blood tests is normal is also reassuring - the endocrinologist may need to take more pictures or sample the nodules to ensure a complete workup. ...Read more

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I have a tyroid nodule, 1.6 x. 9 x 3 cm. Heterogeneously attenuating predominantly cystic right thyroid nodule. What's it mean and could it be cancer?

I have a tyroid nodule, 1.6 x. 9 x 3 cm. Heterogeneously attenuating predominantly cystic right thyroid nodule. What's it mean and could it be cancer?

Thyroid: Its highly unlikely to be cancer. The odds favor this being a thyroglossal duct cyst. Pts often present at you age. You don't say where exactly your mass is. TDC is usually near midline. Another possibility is a branchial cleft cyst which is also a congenital problem. Your docs may want to do a CT guided fine needle biopsy. Hang in there. I think you will be fine. ...Read more

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Solid thyroid nodule 3.3 CM now 3.6 cm. Endo says same size don't worry about it. I heard some people have ca. The fna 2012 was normal. I'm scared?

Solid thyroid nodule 3.3 CM now 3.6 cm. Endo says same size don't worry about it. I heard some people have ca. The fna 2012 was normal. I'm scared?

Low risk of cancer: A nodule that size has ~ 10% risk of cancer when 1st found. The benign FNA in 2012 is very reassuring, but does not completely eliminate the possibility of cancer. The nodule's growth is slight over two years, but if it has grown in other dimensions as well, repeat FNA may be reasonable. If measurements for side-to-side, front-to-back are the same, this slight ^ length would not be worrisome. ...Read more

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Hello I recently found a lump on my neck I went for ultra sound and it confermed a thyroid nodule size 2cm by 3 CM non cystic and hypervascular?

Hello I recently found a lump on my neck I went for ultra sound and it confermed a thyroid nodule size 2cm by 3 CM non cystic and hypervascular?

Biopsy: Hi. Assuming your thyroid function is normal (not hyperthyroid), the thyroid nodule you describe needs fine needle aspiration biopsy for cytology (and hopefully genetic testing) to see if it's cancer. If it's not cancer, you can leave it in and just follow it, and thus avoid surgery for a non-cancerous tumor. I have to assume that whoever ordered the ultrasound has told you that you need FNAB. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodule has grown from 3.1 to 3.6 CM with normal blood tests except ALT 165 and AST 77. Any realation? Cause of elevated enzymes? No on any med

Thyroid nodule has grown from 3.1 to 3.6 CM with normal blood tests except ALT 165 and AST 77. Any realation? Cause of elevated enzymes? No on any med

No relationship: A solitary nodule of the thyroid urrelatede to elevated liver enzymes. When a solitary nodule enlarges and is unrelated to a goitre, there is a potential for this nodule which if solid on sonogram and non funtional on scan might represent a transforming adenoma and as such should be resected. The elevated liver enzymes should be evaluated separately. ...Read more

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solid thyroid nodule was 3.3 last year now 3.5 cm. Fna biopsy normal in 2011. should I be concern. Endo said see me one yr with ultrasound. Worried?

Thyroid nodule: You already know that the nodule was benign in 2011. 3.3 vs 3.5 cm is basically the same. Since you had the ultrasound, you should see your endo, and probably get new set of thyroid tests, but it does not need to be urgent if you are feeling well. ...Read more

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I have a solid and cystic thyroid nodule (.9 x. 7 x. 5 cm). how long is normal to wait before a follow up ultrasound?

I have a solid and cystic thyroid nodule (.9 x. 7 x. 5 cm). how long is normal to wait before a follow up ultrasound?

Thyroidologist: Your thyroidologist, endocrinologist, or thyroid surgeon is best qualified to answer this question. He or she, who has examined and evaluated you, would sit down with the radiologist who interpreted your ultrasound and determine the best interval between your ultrasound and the next one and whether a needle biopsy is advisable at that time ...Read more

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Thyroid nodule well over 2.5 CM & growing. All symptoms of hypothyroidism. 2 biospies inconclusive.. He wants to do another. So tired. Cant take it?

Thyroid nodule well over 2.5 CM & growing. All symptoms of hypothyroidism. 2 biospies inconclusive.. He wants to do another. So tired. Cant take it?

Consider getting: A second opinion. I wonder what the finding was on ur thyroid ultrasound and if a thyroid scan was taken. Take care and god bless u! http://my. Clevelandclinic. Org/disorders/thyroid_nodule/hic_thyroid_nodules. Aspx. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

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Thyroid Nodules (Definition)

Masses in the thyroid that vary in size and should be ...Read more