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I have a solid and cystic thyroid nodule (.9 x .7 x .5 cm). how long is normal to wait before a follow up ultrasound?

I have a  solid and cystic thyroid nodule (.9 x .7 x .5 cm). how long is normal to wait before a follow up ultrasound?

Thyroidologist: Your thyroidologist, endocrinologist, or thyroid surgeon is best qualified to answer this question. He or she ,who has examined and evaluated you, would sit down with the radiologist who interpreted your ultrasound and determine the best interval between your ultrasound and the next one and whether a needle biopsy is advisable at that time ...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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Thyroid nodules that is complex and solid nodule. What should I do?

Thyroid nodules that is complex and solid nodule. What should I do?

FNA biopsy: If you have a solid complex should have biopsy , fna a simple as Aspirin with syringe done in office. Thyroid cancers has excellent prognosis, please see your doctor, do not worry. ...Read more

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Can cystic thyroid nodule be cancerous?

Can cystic thyroid nodule be cancerous?

Unlikely but ask doc: Most of the the thyroid nodules are benign, cystic nodules are even more benign, but sometimes a small focus of cancer could be inside the cyst, to be sure most of the time after fine needle aspiration (fna) will be done by your doctor send for biopsy ( cytology ) to be sure it is benign.. ...Read more

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Alternatives to surgery for solid thyroid nodule?

Depends: It would depend on the nature of the nodule. You may opt for a fine needle aspiration for initial diagnostic work up. If it is benign there may be no need for surgery. Do discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a solid thyroid nodule affect my iron levels?

No, No relationship: There is no relationship here. Have your thyroid nodule taken care of by your doctor. ...Read more

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Does a solid 1.1 CM thyroid nodule need to be biopsy?

Does a solid 1.1 CM thyroid nodule need to be biopsy?

Yes: Solid nodules carry the risk of being thyroid cancer (although certainly most solid thyroid nodules are not cancer). Because of the risk, you should have a biopsy done (most can be done using a very thin needle while an ultrasound is being done). ...Read more

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Right side upper pole solid hypoechoic single thyroid nodule mean? worried..

Depends : It all depends on the size and if it is new. There is a need to do needle aspiration if not sure ...Read more

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If I have a 32mm solid hypochoic thyroid nodule what is the likelihood it is cancerous?

If I have a 32mm solid hypochoic  thyroid nodule what is the likelihood it is cancerous?

Needle aspiration: Determination of solid thyroid nodules' true nature requires a fine needle aspiration. Most biopsies are benign.

Learn more about ultrasound guided biopsies and aspirations here:
http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/ultrasound-guided-biopsy.Html. ...Read more

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If they just found a 1.1 CM solid thyroid nodule how fast should I get it biopsy will this starts to grow very quickly?

If they just found a 1.1 CM solid thyroid nodule how fast should I get it biopsy will this starts to grow very quickly?

Depends: You can get a fine needle aspiration, which is relatively non-invasive to obtain a diagnosis. Getting the advice of your clinician on this matter because he/she knows your clinical situation is recommended. ...Read more

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Is there a greater chance of cancer in thyroid nodules in men? Mine is dominate, solid, homogeneous, and hypervastic measuring over 1cm on US.

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 more

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I have bilateral partially cystic thyroid nodules.Biopsy done of the larger one, came back "follicular lesion of unknown origin" what does that mean?

Variable meaning: Follicularā€patterned lesions of the thyroid are common; these include hyperplastic/adenomatoid nodules, follicular adenoma, follicular carcinoma and follicular variants of papillary carcinoma. Repeat biopsy with a sample sent for a genetic afirma assay may give additional useful information. In addition, discuss with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Repeated thyroid nodule biopsy cold solid 3x7cm. How could he not get enough cells with such a large nodule? Also 2.4cm cold follicularGenetic testing

Possible: May be if nodule has fluid ( Cyst ) may not get cells ( how many times was done ? more than twice is unusual ) . If strongly suspicious for malignancy an image guided core needle biopsy , or even removal ( surgery ) Discuss with your doctor , plan of treatment Do not ignore if necessary take second opinion . ...Read more

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34 Yr old M. Dominant Homogeneous Solid thyroid nodule measuring 1.1x1.3x1.7 cm. somewhat hyper-vascular. Appt. 8 weeks away. Recommended steps? Risk?

If fast growing: or if you have symptoms, I would find another specialist to see sooner. If you call the one that is 8 weeks away several times this coming week, you will likely get in earlier due to a cancellation or just based on persistence alone. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a well defined heterogenous psychoechoic slightly solid thyroid nodule?

What is the treatment for a well defined heterogenous psychoechoic slightly solid thyroid nodule?

Monitor: Depends on the size of the nodule, you might need a biopsy to make sure it is benign. At the very least, you need to follow the nodule with another ultrasound in a year to make sure it is not growing or significantly changing. The only curative treatment is surgery which is the decision between you and your physician. ...Read more

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Can a solid thyroid nodule shrink in size on its own?

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

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Wouldn't a 1.1x1c.M. Solid thyroid nodule already be growing ? It couldn't have started at that size could it ?

Wouldn't a 1.1x1c.M. Solid thyroid nodule already be growing ?  It couldn't have started at that size could it ?

Thyroid nodule: Of course the nodule starts from small abnormal cells to large mass. Thyroid nodule is either not noticed or checked by patient. It can be incidental finding on us or ct for neck for other reasons. Important thing is to take care of it. See endocrinologist. Pls read http:// doctorrajput.Com thanks. ...Read more

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Is a solid thyroid nodule considered hot or cold? I have a solid nodule but did not specify if it was hot or cold

Is a solid thyroid nodule considered hot or cold? I have a solid nodule but did not specify if it was hot or cold

Thyroid scan: You can't tell if a nodule is hot or cold for sure on a thyroid ultrasound. A test called thyroid uptake and scan is what's needed to determine if a nodule is hot or cold. ...Read more

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My husband has been diagnosed with thyroid nodules which are solid and have micro calcifications. What does this mean?

My husband has been diagnosed with thyroid nodules which are solid and have micro calcifications. What does this mean?

Needs a biopsy: The most common form of thyroid cancer (papillary) has certain features on us that let us know if a nodule is worrisome. Microcalcifications is one of them. He should have a biopsy. Although thyroid ca is generally curable, it is a bit more serious in males than females and thus this should be followed up with a u/s guided - needle biopsy by an experienced physician. ...Read more

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Single hypoechoic solid thyroid nodule over 1cm with mild vascularity?

Hyperplastic nodule: This sounds like a hyper plastic nodule. These are usually benign. In the absence of prior studies, this usually is followed up to show it's stable nature. If it changes or grows it would need a biopsy. Nonetheless would suggest an in depth discussion with your doctor ...Read more

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What is a innocuous and isoechoic thyroid nodule. Also what is a heterogenous nodule with tiny cystic spaces, it measures 0.7cm?

What is a innocuous and isoechoic thyroid nodule.

Also what is a heterogenous nodule with tiny cystic spaces, it measures 0.7cm?

Hard to say: It's hard to say without seeing the actual images. An isoechoic nodule is typically nonspecific and potentially falls in the indeterminate range (ie need follow up or biopsy). Same thing for a heterogenous "nodule" with tiny cystic spaces. A "complex cyst" with tiny cystic spaces can be a sponge like cyst that is typically benign. ...Read more

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Right thyroid cysts. dominant mid pole left predominantly solid left thyroid nodule subcentimeter solid upper pole left nodule. what does this mean?

Right thyroid cysts. dominant mid pole left predominantly solid left thyroid nodule subcentimeter solid upper pole left nodule. what does this mean?

Thyroid cyst- benign: The nodule in left upper pole, which is solid in nature, did they do any blood test to r/o excess thyroid hormone secretions?Thyroid cysts are benign fluid collections most of the time from degeneration of cells (dead cells in a particular area). The nodule needs to be followed up to r/o thyrotoxicosis, possible malignancy. Fine needle Biopsy, Radioactive Iodine uptake study will r/oabove condns. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodule 33.7x24x24 isoechoic and well defined, solid with significant nodule vascularity. Affirma test says benign. Should i remove to be sure?

Removal may be best: But you should be under the care of and guided by a endocrinologist as well as an ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 5 solid thyroid nodules more than a year ago, what happens if i left them untreated?

Depends: Most thyroid nodules are innocent. Unless there is cancer, no treatment is necessary. Having multiple small nodules is very unlikely to be cancer. ...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 just had fna done on 1 of 3 thyroid nodules and report say 3cm heterogeneous soild nodule w/small cystic components, what does this mean?

I just had fna done on 1 of 3 thyroid nodules and report say 3cm heterogeneous soild nodule w/small cystic components, what does this mean?

Microscopic?: This report represents the gross pathologic findings but the microscopic. Microscopic results will define whether cells are benign or malignant. Usually the solid part of the nodule has the answer.Need further information. ...Read more

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1.5mm (yes, tiny) thyroid nodule found on ultrasound. Not characterized in any way except "solid nodule". Possible to biopsy at this stage?

Nodule too tiny: Biopsy of a 1.5 mm thyroid nodule would be difficult. Most biopsies occur when nodules reach a size of 1.0 to 1.5 cm. You should have follow up ultrasound scan probably in 3 - 6 months. ...Read more

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What does this diagnosis mean, Left thyroid: cystic lesion with hemosiderin-laden macrophages. its my cytology report from a thyroid nodule.

What does this diagnosis mean, Left thyroid: cystic lesion with hemosiderin-laden macrophages. its my cytology report from a thyroid nodule.

Probable benign: Most cystic lesions and not pure cysts usually respresent breakdown and hemmorhage into a benign neoplsm. The presence of macrophages and hemosiderin suggest some form of inflammatory condition such as Hashimoto's thryoiditis. Unless there are changes on physical and thyroid scan suggesting further growth, conservtive management is suggested. ...Read more

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Thyroid Nodules (Definition)

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