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My TPO is 12, my TGab is 1.2, I have a goiter and a nodule on one side with a cyst on the other. I have many hypo symptoms. I was told the chance of me having Hashi's was pretty high, is this true?

My TPO is 12, my TGab is 1.2, I have a goiter and a nodule on one side with a cyst on the other. I have many hypo symptoms. I was told the chance of me having Hashi's was pretty high, is this true?

Thyroid tests: your tests are results of antibodies against thyroid peroxidase and thyrogolbulin. If you are hypo (low) thyroid with these positive tests, a DX of Hashi is high. If you are euthyroid (normal tsh, normal T4) it suggests DX of autoimmune thyroid disease. Please be sure you follow up with your endocrinologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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I was wondering is a nodule the same thing as a goiter?

I was wondering is a nodule the same thing as a goiter?

Yes & no: Hi. Goiter refers to abnormal size/shape of thyroid. Goiters can be diffuse or nodular or both. If you have a nodule (aka nodular goiter) and you're NOT hyperthyroid, it could be a cancer, and needs an evaluation for that (fine needle aspiration biopsy). Most nodules are benign when you look at all nodules, but you can't assume benignity. It must be evaluated. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long do thyroid goiters and nodules take to develop?

Goiter: Thyroid nodules and goiters are slow growing and take years to grow. However, there could be a more rapid increase in size due to tumors, inflammation, pregnancy, bleeding within the nodules, or thyrotoxicosis (hyper functioning gland). For this reason, once diagnosed, most physicians recommend thyroid nodules/goiters be monitored with annual examination and thyroid ultrasound. ...Read more

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Dear sirs!i have had a goiter for years and now since last year one complex nodule been growing 2 cm. Biopsy not suff. Cells may 2012 -new biopsy?

Repeat: If the nodule grew 2cm since your last ultrasound, then i would surgically remove that part if your thyroid. If, however, your thyroid nodule grew and is now 1 cm in size, then i would repeat the biopsy one more time. If this is still insufficient, then i would proceed to surgery. ...Read more

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How long do goiters take to grow and nodules?

A long time: Can be a long time assymptomatic sped up by iodinated contrast dye, for example. A non-toxic multinodular goiter can grow over decades at a rate of 0-20% a year.Taking idodine by mouth in supplements or drugs or havng a heart cath can lead to toxic multinodular goiter. Most thyroid nodules with cancer are "cold nodules" that do not light up as producing thryoid hormone by radioactive iodine scan. ...Read more

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I have a goiter and had a sonogram which confirmed nodules 2 years ago. Should I have it followed up on?

Yes: Most of the goiters are benign , but need follow up care as some times the nodules may have malignant transformation . ...Read more

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I have 5 "nodules" in my thyroid, 2 of which have grown their own vascular rims. How serious is this? I have 5 "nodules" "goiters" or whatever word d'jour pops up. Two of these growths have grown their own vascular rim, and no one is doing anything. I

Multinodular goiter: Multi nodular goiter (mng) is likely what you are describing. This condition often times does not cause thyroid hormone problems but if it does, then the term functional or toxic mng is applied. In either scenario, the options including just monitoring nodular size by us versus thyroid removal, either surgically or via radioactive iodine. Seldom that use of thyroid hormone therapy will be helpful. ...Read more

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My fna on isthmus 2.7 CM nodule came bk atypical..The folliculior cells are benign looking like a cystic process...Big goiter can I have it out...

My fna on isthmus 2.7 CM nodule came bk atypical..The folliculior cells are benign looking like a cystic process...Big goiter can I have it out...

Get it removed: Any atypical cells in the fna biopsy raises the possibility of cancer in the thyroid gland. That means the need for surgical excision of the tumor/thyroid gland. You should seek an opinion from an endocrinologist asap. ...Read more

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25 yo female just diagnosed with hypothyroidism. They also found that I have a multimodal at goiter and cyst filled nodules. Would you be concerned?

25 yo female just diagnosed with hypothyroidism. They also found that I have a multimodal at goiter and cyst filled nodules. Would you be concerned?

Medical problem: Thyroid disorders such as you describe can be treated and basically a normal life can be lived, so i would not worry. It is a condition that you will need to be treated for and followed as stated, but concern and worry will just cause unnecessary stress that no one needs. Embrace your medical problem with an open mind and no stress. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have multiple nodules like around 20 and a large goiter in my thyroid. Last biopsy was three years ago. Unable to get follow up due to no insurace?

I have multiple nodules like around 20 and a large goiter in my thyroid. Last biopsy was three years ago. Unable to get follow up due to no insurace?

Follow up when u can: I assume the biopsy 3 years ago was benign (negative)? The risk of thyroid cancer is low, with each nodule having an apprx. 5% chance of cancer. Odds are good that u are dealing with a benign process but u should followup as soon as you can get insurance to have this re-evaluated. Look around to see what's available to u. There are clinics that give deep discount for self-pay or free at med school. ...Read more

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Are thyroid nodules same as goiter?

Nodules and goiter: A nodule is a knot. You can have 1 or multiple in the thyroid. Goiter means an enlarged thyroid. Hence, you can have multiple nodules causing what is known as a mulitnodular goiter. ...Read more

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I have thyroid cyst what should I do?I also hv mild nodule n goiter.

Size matters: If the size of your thyroid is causing you symptoms of compression (pressure, pain, difficulty breathing or swallowing), then i would recommend that you have your thyroid removed. If any nodule is > 1cm then it should be biopsied. Otherwise, just observe with yearly or every other year ultrasound. ...Read more

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What is the difference between thyroid nodules (thyroid normal size with several nodules on left an right side) and goiter?

Thyroid: Thyroid nodules are projections from the gland can be 'hot' or 'cold' meaning they may or may not function and produce hormone. These need follow up. Goiter is when the gland is enlarged and this can occur from iodine deficiency and other entities. ...Read more

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How is goiter treated? Early goiter with small nodules. Gives me headaches and breathing problems daily at random intervals.

How is goiter treated? Early goiter with small nodules. Gives me headaches and breathing problems daily at random intervals.

Goiter: How do you know it is the goiter that is causing your symptoms? A small goiter with small nodules on ultrasound probably needs no treatment, unless it is causing hypo/hyperthyroidism, or unless the nodules look suspicious of cancer (unlikely, if they are small). A goiter has to be really big to cause breathing problems. Talk to your Endocrinologist or PCP. ...Read more

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Solid hypoechoic heterogeneous nodule. 2.5cm & 1.5 cm. Multinodular goiter. No dominant nodule wasn't cold or hot what does this mean?

Needle biopsy: It sounds like you've had a thyroid ultrasound and a thyroid uptake scan. Most thyroid nodules are not cancerous, but it's recommended that nodules that look suspicious or larger than a certain size get a needle biopsy. Also called a fine needle aspiration. ...Read more

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I have a multinodular goiter, biggest nodule 1cm/exophytic. Repeat US in 6 months. Did not suggest aspiration. Should I worry about malignancy?

I have a multinodular goiter, biggest nodule 1cm/exophytic. Repeat US in 6 months. Did not suggest aspiration. Should I worry about malignancy?

Malignancy: No you should not worry about malignancy unless you really think something is wrong with your thyroid. It is difficult to feel comfortable about your goiter unless you get more complete information from your doctor. Please keep me informed! ...Read more

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If I have a hemi thyroidectomy for nontoxic multinodular goiter, the other lobe that is already mild enlarged will grow faster and forms nodules?

Goiter: Yes, the other side of your thyroid may grow. If your doctor treats you with levothyroxine, it may not grow as much, but there is a risk of making you hyperthyroid. It sounds like the remaining lobe also has nodules. Presumably the removed thyroid was free of cancer; why was the surgery performed? You probably should see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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My doctor wants to watch the isthmus nodule that came bk atypical benign foll cells...Its 2.7 with goiter..I want all out not wait for cancer...Help?

My doctor wants to watch the isthmus nodule that came bk atypical benign foll cells...Its 2.7 with goiter..I want all out not wait for cancer...Help?

Find another doctor: You can always look and find another doctor/specialist who can get it removed. When in doubt, seek a second medical opinion! ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism, goitered thyroid, and a nodule on my thyroid.Dr sending me for riut to see if nodule is hot or cold. Is this the right procedure?

I have hypothyroidism, goitered thyroid, and a nodule on my thyroid.Dr sending me for riut to see if nodule is hot or cold. Is this the right procedure?

No: You only go for uptake and scan if the TSH is low. If you have a "hot" nodule, your TSH will be low. If not, the raiu won't help. You need to get a TSH drawn first. For the nodules, depending on size, you will need close follow up or a thyroid biopsy. ...Read more

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