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Fast Growing Thyroid Nodule
Variable: Thyroid nodules are variable in their growth patterns. Some can grow quickly in size, particularly if there is a cystic component to the nodule. Your doctor will usually suggest an ultrasound to follow the growth of the nodule every 6 months to one year, depending on the level of suspicion.
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.
Variables: Radioactive Iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism tends to have a much higher success rate than medications. Depending on the dose of radioactive iodine chosen, and the disease under treatment (Grave's vs toxic goitre, vs hot nodule etc), success rate in achieving definitive resolution of the hyperthyroidism may vary from 75-100%. A major expected side effect of radioactive iodine in hypothyroidism
Possible: Many people will form multiple nodules. If you already have had one you certainly can form another.
Evaluation: A growing nodule should undergo a fine needle aspiration under ultrasound. If positive for cancer, then proceed to surgery. If negative, it should be followed serially with ultrasound to track for changes. If no changes on subsequent ultrasounds and it's not causing breathing or swallowing problem, you might not need to do anything.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
I have a 4.5 CM hypervascular thyroid nodule (benign) that has grown. 6 mm in the past 5 months. Is this considered rapidly growing?
Nodules: It is harder to follow a 4.5 cm nodule since it's already so large but 0.6 mm (are you sure it's mm and not cm?) is negligible.
Do growing thyroid nodules equal cancer? I have 2 that have increased in size. The largest measured 1.9x1.7cm in oct. Now 2.6x2.7cm. Worried...
Post-inflammatory node on my neck. Growing thyroid nodule that was previously ruled benign. What to do?
Consider re-biopsy: Benign nodules can grow just like malignant ones. Just because it is larger does not necessarily mean it is bad, but one should consider re-biopsy to verify that it is benign. Studies show that about 3-5% of nodules with benign pathology reports, are malignant on further testing.
Small thyroid nodule on right side of neck only; hasn't noticeably grown in five years. Chance it will ever grow? What percent of nodules do grow?
Variable: If the nodule is "small" and hasn't grown in five years, it is probably benign and not a problem. Keep watching it, and check an ultrasound as you probably will form further nodules in the future.
Vascular: Thyroid nodules can be very vascular and may not have a firm supporting structure so vessels in the nodule can break causing bleeding into it. Sometimes it can lose the blood supply in the center and become necrotic and then hemorrhage. Rarely there can be a viral thyroid infection causing swelling and pain.
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