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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not usually: We do not recommend removing just the nodule. The recurrence risk is high and the secondary operation is more dangerous due to scarring. Typically we remove one half of the thyroid (lobectomy) or the whole thing (total thyroidectomy) depending on the specific pathology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on type: If cancer, surgical removal and then treatment, possibly with radioactive iodine. If benign, but causing hyperthyroidism, then treat with radioactive iodine, antithyroid medicines, or possibly surgery. If benign and not causing symptoms, can watch closely (after benign biopsy) or use thyroid medicine to suppress growth of the nodule. If it causes symptoms (trouble swallowing), surgery. ...Read more
USG FNA: At first, most probably you should have ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration after consultation with your physician. Calcifications can be seen in benign nodular goiter. So, continue evaluation of your thyroid nodule, to rule out thyroid cancer, follow all tests what your physician ask you to do. Thanks for question. Stay well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can all fibroadenomas (detected w/ultrasound) be confirmed w/needle biopsy, or do some need to be removed completely for biopsy if it's too small?
Breast Fibroadenoma?: Breast Fibroadenoma is a benign condition and can be monitored without biopsy or removal unless it shows growth in size. You should check your breast once monthly for any change in size and also have your doctor do a breast examination every 6 to 12 months. Most fibroadenoma do not grow or may regress on their own as you grow older. ...Read more
Parathyroid tumor - if you had one removed, will you have to take meds like if you removed your thyroid?
What to do if I have thyroid cycstic mass with (2.4 mm) mural nodule, should be done by operation or by medication?
It depends: Your question is hard to answer without being able to examine you, evaluate your laboratory tests, and any possible radiologic test that you hopefully have already had. You should really take this question up with your family physician, endocrinologist, and surgeon or whoever has been evaluating you for this problem. ...Read more
I'm going to see a thyroid specialist soon. Will he do a biopsy to find out if my thyroid nodules aren't cancerous?
Thyroid Ultrasound: he will likely do an ultrasound to see if the nodules have worrisome features ...Read more
Recent ultrasound of thyroid can you let me know if i need to get any of the nodules aspirated history: thyroid nodule on mri.
Technique: thyroid u?
yes: Listen to your board certified endocrinologist md. ...Read more
No: No, thyroid dyfunction can occur with an enlarged thyroid but can also be seen in persons whose thyroid has not changed size and appears to be of a normal volume. If you suspect thyroid disease, then see your pcp and/or an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Large nodule: in thyroid may need surgery if it causes trouble swallowing. You doctor may be able to shrink it with medication. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Thyroid cancer: Hello. Unfortunately cancer of the thyroid will not show up on an ultrasound. A nodule or a growth in the thyroid can be seen and identified. A tissue or needle biopsy is needed to examine the cells for cancer. An excisional biopsy if needed will provide the pathologist the entire gland which then will be examined and a diagnosis rendered. ...Read more
Why would thyroid panels need to be done in linear dilution to find hypo. thyroid issues? Mom had to have this if not her disease didn't show up?
Hypothyroid diagnosi: This does not make sense. Most assays for FT4 and TSH have a broad range, and the diagnosis of hypothyroidism (low FT4, high TSH) is clear. If your mom's TSH was very high, maybe >150, they may have needed to dilute the sample, but it really doesn't matter if the TSH is 100, 200, or more. It's high. ...Read more
No: A lung nodule caused by coccidioidomycosis (cause of valley fever) is just a clump of inflammatory debri. This is the bodies' way of "wrapping up" the infecting organism so that it cannot cause any further lung injury. They do not need to be surgically excised as they cannot do you any harm. Neatly packaged, these gifts await unwrapping by other micro-friends long after you are buried. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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