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FNA results 2.4cm thyroid nodule was FLUS. Please explain good vs bad for US. Mildly hypervascular solid circumscribed. Histo is microfollicles.?

FNA results 2.4cm thyroid nodule was FLUS. Please explain good vs bad for US. Mildly hypervascular solid circumscribed. Histo is microfollicles.?

Referral: Most thyroid nodules are benign and this is a common problem. However, this can be serious. Usually a fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNA) will determine if the nodule is cancerous or benign. This test can get right to the bottom of the issue. Often an ultrasound is needed to determine the characteristics of a thyroid nodule. You need a pathologist and radiologist you can trust! ...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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My dear colleague; I'm an endocrinologist in Turkey and I do thyroid ultrasound. I'm interested in exophytic thyroid nodules. Until now, I couldn't find the explanation of "exophytic"term for thyroid nodules. Thank you very much for your good explanation.

My dear colleague; I'm an endocrinologist in Turkey and I do thyroid ultrasound. I'm interested in exophytic thyroid nodules. Until now, I couldn't find the explanation of "exophytic"term for thyroid nodules. Thank you very much for your good explanation.

Nodular goitre: With time and exogenous stimulation, nodular goitres develop in contrast to the solitary adenoma that transforms to cancer. On palpation of many goitres a mass, not present within either lobe but essentially hanging from one of the lobes may be identified. This is an exogenous lesion arising subcapsular and bulging in an external or exophytic position. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a thyroid nodule?

See your doctor: If you have a thyroid nodule, you need the proper evaluation with a history, physical exam, and proper testing. It may be something that can be treated medically. It might even need surgery. Please see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What should I do, I have a thyroid nodule?

What should I do, I have a thyroid nodule?

Get evaluated: You will probably have an ultrasound done and if a nodule is confirmed a needle biopsy is frequently done to determine further action. ...Read more

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Is it common for teens to have a thyroid nodule?

Not common: Teens can have all the thyroid conditions that older people have, but these conditions are much more rare among teens. Isolated benign nodules, multinodular goiters and thyroid cancer can all occur in this age group and need to be appropriately evaluated and treated...Just like an adult. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a thyroid nodule, can I get a perm?

Yes?: If by a perm you mean a hair styling requiring adding chemicals to the hair, a thyroid nodule will not be affected. ...Read more

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With hashimotos over time is possible to have a thyroid nodule that can swing someone into hyper mode. Thanks?

With hashimotos over time is possible to have a thyroid nodule that can swing someone into hyper mode. Thanks?

Yes: Technically its possible although the main effect of Hashimotos is to destroy thyroid tissue resulting in LOW thyroid function!

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If I have a thyroid nodule that is suspected to be cancerous, do I have to get surgery?

If I have a thyroid nodule that is suspected to be cancerous, do I have to get surgery?

Yes: All thyroid nodules that are solitary and on scan are considered to be cold and not actively producing hormone have the potential to become malignant. As one gets older if there is a malignancy it tends to be more aggressive so that with spread to nodes there can be compliations. In the 20 age group tumors are less aggressive with cure rate high. Leaving a benign adenoma can result in cancer ...Read more

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I was diagnosed to have a thyroid nodule and told to do an ultrasound after 6 months. Why?

I was diagnosed to have a thyroid nodule and told to do an ultrasound after 6 months. Why?

To be safe: The nodule is believed to have benign characteristics that do not require biopsy now. To be safe, and to ensure the nodule is not growing, a followup ultrasound is advised. This is very common and good advice. ...Read more

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I went to a gp and he told me I have a thyroid nodule. 1. How do I treat this? 2. What are the side effects?

Common problem: Thyroid nodules are common in the population, especially in women. Most nodules are benign and require no treatment. The issue is to establish that it is benign. If the nodule is over 1 cm in size, we usually do a fine needle biopsy to make sure it is benign. As long as your thyroid function is normal, there is no side effect to the nodule unless it becomes very large. ...Read more

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I have a thyroid nodule (2.5cm) fna said they got 2 samples of less than 2mm. Is that enough sample for me to be confident in benign result?

I have a thyroid nodule (2.5cm) fna said they got 2 samples of less than 2mm. Is that enough sample for me to be confident in benign result?

Thyroid FNA: More important than the size of the samples is whether they were able to see any cells on the specimen. If the sample is not large enough to rule out abnormal cells then you may require a repeat fna. ...Read more

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Temperature 94.2 and terrible overall body pain. I have a thyroid nodule and 1 of 3 blood tests have shown abnormal thyroid in the last 6 months?

Temperature 94.2 and terrible overall body pain. I have a thyroid nodule and 1 of 3 blood tests have shown abnormal thyroid in the last 6 months?

See MD ASAP: Please see MD ASAP. I hope your temperature reading is wrong but if you feel tired and have a goiter myxedema coma could become a concern in your differential diagnosis. Need endocrinology consult tempo to be immediate or ER at level 1 hospital with endo on duty ...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?

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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I have a thyroid nodule. And lately I have fatigue and sweats? What should I do?

I have a thyroid nodule. And lately I have fatigue and sweats? What should I do?

Go see ur Family Doc: Work w/your Family Doc & Endocrinologist to evaluate your thyroid nodule. Lab tests, scans, ultrasounds & biopsy will be needed to determine whether it's solid or cystic, hot or cold, active nor not, cancerous or not. Most likely, your thyroid is underactive based upon fatigue & sweats. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/thyroid-nodules/basics/definition/con-20021546 ...Read more

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I have a thyroid nodule. A scan revealed that it is solid with irregular borders, and I have increased vascularity, what does this mean?

Needs FNA: This could mean malignancy, but not always. You should have a fine needle aspiration - a minor procedure done under local anesthesia. This will usually sort things out and determine if surgery is required. ...Read more

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I have a thyroid nodule but the ultra sound said it was small and no need for further treatment. Why do I still feel like I am chocking?

I have a thyroid nodule but the ultra sound said it was small and no need for further treatment. Why do I still feel like I am chocking?

Must b another cause: Choking sensation in the throat can be due to something other than an abnormality in the thyroid. Because the anatomy in that area includes the vocal cords, the trachea, esophagus, epiglottis; abnormalities in any of these other areas may cause a choking sensation. See doc. Common cause is swelling of the larynx or vocal cord from acid reflux which is treated with a trial of an acid reducer med. ...Read more

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I have a thyroid nodule that has increased in size from mm's to 1.6cm and hypoechoic associated with calcification. Increased blood flow also?

Needle Biopsy: It is likely that there will be a recommendation for a needle biopsy of the nodule. This is done usually under ultrasound guidance and local anesthesia as an out-patient procedure. If there is evidence of a cancer then further treatment such as surgery will be required. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a thyroid nodule. I've had blood work done an a ultrasound. The doc is a little worried now have to have a nuclear scan. Should I be worried?

Hyperthyroid?: Hi. For your nodule, unless you're hyperthyroid, the nuclear medicine scan will tell you NOTHING your doc doesn't already know from looking at your TSH and free T4. Assuming you're NOT hyperthyroid, the scan will show a "cold" nodule, which we already know if your TSH is normal. You need a fine needle aspiration biopsy for cytology to see if it's cancer. That's it. Then proceed from there. ...Read more

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Are thyroid nodules always thyroid cancer? I have a thyroid nodule and my levels of some thyroid hormone are low. My doctor wants to do more tests, but I don’t really understand what he said. Do I have cancer, or could it be something else?

Are thyroid nodules always thyroid cancer? I have a thyroid nodule and my levels of some thyroid hormone are low. My doctor wants to do more tests, but I don’t really understand what he said. Do I have cancer, or could it be something else?

Over: Over 95% of thyroid nodules are benign. Therefore the risk of cancer is low, but can be increased in younger or older people, people with a family history of thyroid cancer, or people who have been exposed to radiation (x-rays do not count). Sometimes benign thyroid nodules can secrete extra thyroid hormone, more than your body needs. If your doctor is suspicious of this, they will order a nuclear study called a thyroid uptake and scan. If a nodule is over a centimeter, that is when we usually will perform a fine needle aspiration to get a sample of cells in the nodule. If nodules are under a centimeter and there is no evidence of over activity, we can simply monitor with serial ultrasounds. ...Read more

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Can thyroid nodules shrink?

Yes.: Most thyroid nodules remain stable over many years. Some can increase in size and some can decrease. It depends on the composition of the nodule. ...Read more

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What can thyroid nodules mean?

Depends: Thyroid nodules are very common in the population, especially in women. Most are benign. Biopsy is indicated if they are larger than 1 cm in size and mostly solid. Thyroid function should also be assessed. ...Read more

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Do thyroid nodules need to be removed?

Do thyroid nodules need to be removed?

In certain cases: Many thyroid nodules need to be surgically removed, while others will never require surgery. Each case is individualized and there are many gray areas. It is really difficult to give a meaningful response to that question in the absence of a history and physical examination. ...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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Do thyroid nodules shrink on their own?

Very unlikely: Thyroid nodules either stay the same or grow. I have never seen one shrink on its own. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: thyroid nodules?

Masses in thyroid: Thyroid nodules are masses in the thyroid that vary in size and should be evaluated by your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Thyroid Nodules (Definition)

Masses in the thyroid that vary in size and should be ...Read more