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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. 

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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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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

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?

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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Thyroid (Definition)

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Thyroid Nodules (Definition)

Thyroid nodules are masses in the thyroid that vary in size and should be ...Read more