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Average Size Of Thyroid Nodules
Maybe: If you treat with levothyroxine, lowering the tsh, the goiter may shrink. But often it does not, at least not much. There is also a risk of inducing hyperthyroidism. If there is a cyst, aspiration of the cyst may shrink the gland, but the fluid in the cyst often comes back. If the goiter is big and compressing airway or esophagus, surgery may be needed. ...Read more
Could hashimoto's thyroid disease affect the size of a person's thyroid lobes? Thyroid sono showed mine to be slightly smaller than normal , overall.
Prominent vessels in lobe of thyroid, nodule on other lobe, hypothyroid, inconclusive fna of nodule?
Thyroid nodule of the right lobe. Fna indicated follicular lesion-also hypothyroid, family history of malignant thyroid nodules. Options?
Surgery or...: A repeat biopsy combined with an afirma assay test may give you somewhat better guidance, but with your history and risk factors, surgery may be the best option. By the way, why are you taking generic T4 an Armour Thyroid together? There is no way to monitor the dosage properly as the lab tests will be unreliable. Brand name T4 is better, safer and more reliable. ...Read more
Is there a greater chance of cancer in thyroid nodules in men? Mine is dominate, solid, homogeneous, and hypervastic measuring over 1cm on US.
Yes: Studies have demonstrated that thyroid nodules are twice as common among women than men. However, nodules in men are relatively more likely to be malignant. Risk of a malignant nodule is greater too if the patient is older than 60 years of age or less than 15 years old. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Male with dominate homogenous solid thyroid nodule measuring 1.1x1:3x1.7. US says somewhat hyper-vascular. Are the cancer risk high? Need a FNB?
Could be cancer: Hi. A nodule with those characteristics could be a cancer, although the odds are in your favor that it's not based on years of data on thyroid nodules. You need an FNA, and I recommend doing it with gene testing (such as the Afirma thyroid FNA system; your endocrinologist will be aware of this, and probably uses it). The gene testing reduces surgery for non-diagnostic cytology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Single hot 1 CM nodule on thyroid scan with normal thyroid blood panels & uptake. Chances of malignancy?
Not likely: "hot" nodules are rarely cancer and most often represent benign follicular adenomas. These are also known as "autonomous" nodules because they make thyroid hormone but don't respond to the body's normal signals telling them when to stop making the hormone. The vast majority of thyroid cancer nodules are "cold" on a thyroid scan. ...Read more
What is the difference between thyroid nodules (thyroid normal size with several nodules on left an right side) and goiter?
I have multinodular goiter with two nodules measuring 10 mm and 11 mm on each lobe, then there are scattered ones throughout my thyroid. Biopsy?
Depends: The decision to biopsy is made between you and your treating physician. It depends on your level of comfort, what it looks like on ultrasound and whether or not it had changed from previous ultrasounds. Your choice right now is to undergo biopsy or do another ultrasound in 1 year and biopsy only if changes are seen. Both choices are reasonable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mild enlargement of the right thyroid lobe without discrete nodules. There is a homogeneous appearance to the echotexture of the thyroid gland. ????
Thyroid nodules: Thyroid nodules are common, and most are benign. Work up may involve a thyroid scan; if the nodule does not take up iodine, it is more suspicious. Some ultrasound features suggest more suspicion, and your doctor will want to biopsy those. Hashimotos thyroiditis can sometimes make a gland nodular, but hashi gives a different us appearance, and may have positive tpo antibodies. ...Read more
Joke? or Emergency: This is so abnormal that i wonder if you are pulling our legs. A testicle that is 18 cm or 7 inches wide is extremely abnormal and should be evaluated today by a medical professional? ...Read more
History invasive breast cancer, US of thyroid show multiple solid nodule, largest 1.5 CM w/microcalcifications & hypervascularity. Odds of malignancy?
Yes: Yes, it can shrink. Most solid nodules are adenomas and are benign. If it shrinks that is a good sign...It is .Likely benign. It is the ones that get larger or are large when they are first found that need closer assessment. In this case a biopsy may be needed to assess more closely. Btw thyroid nodules are pretty common. ...Read more
Thyroid found to be slightly heterogeneous on ultrasound. Isoechoic nodule measuring 7mm mid left lobe. Fam history of thyroid cancer. Concerning?
Not concerning.: Isoechoic thyroid nodules are generally not concerning especially when they are less than 1.5 cm and if they don't have suspicious features like microcalcifications and increased internal vascularity. I recommend repeat thyroid US in 1 year. Make sure you have got your TSH and Free T4 checked. ...Read more
Very common problem: Thyroid nodules are very common. We do not know why they appear. They normally do not cause functional changes in the thyroid. Once they are found, thyroid labs are done and ultrasound is used to evaluate. Those over 1 cm often get biopsied with fine needle aspiration biopsy. Luckily, about 95% of nodules are benign. ...Read more
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