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All Symptoms And Complications Of Benign Thyroid Nodule
Several things: It could be a colloid cyst - an accumulation of thyroid hormone. It could be a benign adenoma - an area of thyroid gland that is growing slightly differently/faster than the rest of the gland. Most physicians follow benign thyroid nodules to see if they are growing or changing, which may necessitate another biopsy. ...Read more
Complex nodule: Thyroid nodules are areas within the thyroid that appear different than the surrounding normal thyroid. They may be solid or cystic(fluid-filled). A complex nodule would usually refer to a cystic nodule with some solid areas within it. The risk of a complex (cystic) nodule being cancer is in between that for a solid nodule and a purely cystic nodule. ...Read more
I have several thyroid nodules and had the smallest biopsied. It is benign. Does that mean all the others are too?
Nodules: Not really - they should have biopsied a few more for completeness and we would all be satisfied. ...Read more
If one-4 cm and two tiny benign thyroid nodules were removed 11 years ago, what are chances new nodules are malignant?
Not 100%: If the nodule is still in your neck, there is no way to know that it is 100% benign. Even if you had a biopsy before and it came back benign, there is still a chance that the spot of cancer was missed during the first biopsy. This is why we don't "poo poo" it away after 1 biopsy but continue to follow the thyroid nodule to monitor for size changes. All said, the risk of cancer is very small. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Benign thyroid nodules almost always remain that way. The more likely instance is that a malignant nodule grew within the benign nodule (more likely when the benign nodule is large). These are usually examined on ultrasound and biopsies via fine needle aspiration or core biopsy. Read more about it here: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/ultrasound-guided-biopsy.Html. ...Read more
Should surgery be done for uncertain 3cm thyroid nodule? What are the possible complication in future if surgery is not done?
Biopsy: Has a biopsy been performed already? If so, and the results are uncertain, you should discuss this case with both an endocrinologist and with a surgeon. Complications from thyroid surgery are rare. Mortality from thyroid cancer is very low, but certain types of thyroid cancer can metastasize, and that is something you want to avoid. ...Read more
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