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Can You Have Thyroid Nodules Shrunk Without Having To Take Them Out Surgically
Not yet: Hi. You don't need surgery yet. First you need a fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB). Ultrasound findings can make cancer less or more likely, but cannot confirm or exclude the diagnosis of thyroid cancer. And if it's NOT cancer, surgery would not indicated. FNAB with gene testing would be the most prudent next step in almost every case. Good luck! ...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
I have a complex thyroid nodule that was much smaller but has grown to 2.9 CM (it was less than a CM 7 years ago) and I can feel it, do I need surgery?
FineNeedle aspiratio: 4-7 % thyroid nodules can be cancerous. What was your TSH levels. Was a fine needle aspiration (FNA) ever performed on this nodule? If TSH IS NORMAL get FNA! If TSH lower than normal get Nuclear Thyroid Scan. If scan shows non functioning nodule...then get FNA. If FUNCTIONING NODULE check FT4 and T3 (liothyronine) levels. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Hi there. I have a thyroid nodule that was measured at 2.5 cm and has been making it difficult for me to swallow lately.. Would this warrant surgical ?
Thyroid nodule: It could. Better go see your surgeon about this. ...Read more
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