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Doctor insights on: Are Isthmus Nodules Dangerous

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What is colloid nodule? Is it dangerous?

No: They are not dangerous intrinsically (or in other words - I don't believe they ever become cancerous - 99.9999% of the time). Worst case scenario is they can grow to become large and potentially cause issues with compressive symptoms if it pushes up against your esophagus. ...Read more

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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What is nodular lymphangitis? And is it dangerous?

What is nodular lymphangitis? And is it dangerous?

Nodular Lymphangitis: These are inflammatory nodules which develop as a result of a primary skin infection. The term is used to describe the clinical presentation, which results in raised, nodular lesions, following the lymphatic drainage from skin. The responsible organisms, include bacteria and fungus, Well known, Sporothrix, is from rose gardening. Like most infections, they range from mild-severe and need treatment ...Read more

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Iam so worried that, I want to get 2nd ultrasound in 7days to checkon my one hypoechoic 5x6 mm nodule. Is 2nd ultrasound in such a short time dangerous?

Iam so worried that, I want to get 2nd ultrasound in 7days to checkon my one hypoechoic 5x6 mm nodule. Is 2nd ultrasound in such a short time dangerous?

Thyroid nodule: It is not dangerous, but it won't add any useful information. Even if the nodule was going to grow (it may not), it would probably take several months to notice any difference. Seven days is simply not enough time to assess for an interval change, it will look unchanged at 7 days no matter what it is. ...Read more

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Are multiple thyroid nodules dangerous?

Are multiple thyroid nodules dangerous?

Not necessarily: The main risk from multiple thyroid nodules is that it can be impossible to adequately biopsy all the nodules, as is possible with fewer or solitary nodules. This could make it harder to diagnose the nature of a given nodule, . ...Read more

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I was recently told I had benign breast cysts and not to worry. Are they the same as nodules? Because nodules seem dangerous?

I was recently told I had benign breast cysts and not to worry. Are they the same as nodules? Because nodules seem dangerous?

Important: Nodules can include benign cysts, fibroadenomas, cancers.
Cysts rarely are cancer.
Regular exams and mammograms are important. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to have cmplex thyroid cyst with nodule and slight goiter?

Is it dangerous to have cmplex thyroid cyst with nodule and slight goiter?

Worth checking: 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. The complex cyst should be biopsied if there is any solid component. It may also be drained under ultrasound (us). Otherwise, just observe with yearly us. ...Read more

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Iam 23 weeks of pregnant, in my scan report I found echogenic nodule in left ventrical of baby, is it dangerous during & after pregnancy to baby.

Iam 23 weeks of pregnant, in my scan report I found echogenic nodule in left ventrical of baby, is it dangerous during & after pregnancy to baby.

Ultrasound Report: The best person to ask about this is your Obstetrician. They have access to the results of your scan, the radiologist who read the scan, your history and your pregnancy history. ...Read more

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I'm having pain and a bump nodule thing in my thumb. I am thinking its a blood clot. What should I do? Is it dangerous?

I'm having pain and a bump nodule thing in my thumb. I am thinking its a blood clot. What should I do? Is it dangerous?

Cyst: I would think it is more likely to be a small cyst, either coming off a joint or along a tendon. Not very likely to clot or feel a clot there. Get it evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a benign 3cm thyroid nodule on right side. I feel like its making it hard to swallow and breathe. Is this dangerous or possibly just anxiety?

I have a benign 3cm thyroid nodule on right side. I feel like its making it hard to swallow and breathe. Is this dangerous or possibly just anxiety?

It may be OK: If Manoj is on the right side, and there is no other enlargement of the thyroid I don't think that this is causing your symptoms ...Read more

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Ct lungs-small calcified subpleural nodule in rt base. Symptoms nagging cough with expectorant since 6yrs. Is it dangerous?

Ct lungs-small calcified subpleural nodule in rt base. Symptoms nagging cough with expectorant since 6yrs. Is it dangerous?

See details: The major issue to be ruled out in india is tuberculosis. Have you been evaluated for this issue? ...Read more

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I have a tiny hypoechoic nodule in isthmus measuring 8.5-5.9mm. Is it a colloid nodule?

Do not know: You need to discuss the possibilities with your doctor. Please review the radiologist's ultrasound report as well. Given its size, it may be something to follow up on, since biopsy may be difficult (if even necessary depending on us appearance). ...Read more

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What is hypoechoic nodule? Is it cancerous? I have tiny hypoechoic nodule in isthmus measuring 8.5-5.9 mm. Is there is any problem?

What is hypoechoic nodule? Is it cancerous? I have tiny hypoechoic nodule in isthmus measuring 8.5-5.9 mm. Is there is any problem?

May need biopsy: You need to see endocrinologist and most likely have fine needle aspiration and or biopsy, you may need blood work and radioactive iodine scan of thyroid as well. ...Read more

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Isthmus nodule 2.0x1.8x1.2 1year ago (biopsied benign, follow up scan no change, but right nodule 0.8x0.7x2.4cm that was not seen before. Biopsy?

Probably: If you have a new 2.4 cm right thyroid lesion, biopsy may be considered unless it has completely benign characteristics. ...Read more

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Right isthmus a hypoechoic solid nodule 1.4 x.70 X11.3 CM min internal flow with ireg borders. Should I worry? Getting biopsy monday

Bone nodule: You know worrying never solves anything. Your doctor is concerned enough that they want to biopsy this nodule. So soon you will know what it is. With knowledge comes action. Then your doctors will have a plan, you will be able to discuss with them what the plan entails and you will be able to prepare instead of worrying. I hope everything turns out well. ...Read more

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US of thyroid diffusely heterogeneous with multiple sub-centimeter nodules, 6mm isthmus, index nodules mixed echo-texture, what does this mean?

Multinodular goiter: No undue risk of cancer. Should get blood tests to make sure not hypo or hyperthyroid.

Recheck ultrasound in ~ 1 year to make sure no change in size of nodule (s). ...Read more