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Do Thyroid Nodules Appear And Then Disappear
New 7mm hypoechoic thyroid nodule found on ultrasound. I had a 4 mm hypoechoic nodule that disappeared a year ago. Why do I keep getting these?
4mm hypoechoic thyroid nodule disappeared by 1 year follow up ultrasound. They didn't see any nodule on the ultrasound. Is this normal?
Less than 1cm hypoechoic thyroid nodule disappeared one month later.Dr said 1st ultrasound wasn't overread. How'd it disappear?
Thyroid nodule: Thyroid cysts can certainly come/go. The quality of ultrasounds, the interpretation, and the definition of a "nodule" can vary. Hashimoto's can cause a patchy pattern that can look like a nodule. Certainly a small nodule that is so transient is not something to worry about. An endocrinologist should be able to interpret things. ...Read more
8mm normal vascularity hypoechoic thyroid nodule incidentally found on ultrasound. Does this need to be biopsies? Had one before and it disappeared.
Is it possible for thyroid nodules, associated with Hashimoto's, to completely disappear without any treatment?
Hashimoto's: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder in which your bodies immune system attacks your thyroid. The thyroid usually shrinks over time in this disease. I would be surprised if thyroid nodules also disappear with this disease. If they grow they should be evaluated at some point. ...Read more
12mm slightly complex THYROID nodule (R) + 10x6x5mm hypoechoic nodule (R). Impression: largest predominantly solid appearing nodule is 10mm. GET FNA?
Yes: Thyroid nodules occur in up to 50% of the worlds population. Modern ultrasound equipment can detect very small nodules that were not detectable with older machines. Only about 5% of nodules are cancerous. Nodules tend to increase in frequency as one matures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several steps: 1) history and physical exam by doctor, 2) blood test to assess thyroid function. If hyperthyroid: needs treatment and usually a nuclear scan. 3) if thyroid function is normal or depressed usually a thyroid ultrasound is done 4) if nodule is solid or suspicious then fine needle aspiration. 5) if benign: follow-up - if malignant (or suggestive) refer to qualified surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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