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Fast growing thyroid nodules - what do they mean?

Fast growing thyroid nodules - what do they mean?

Be evaluated: Most thyroid modules don't grow fast even those involving most thyroid cancers. Those that do should be evaluated as they can be concerning for aggressive thyroid cancer.

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How fast do thyroid nodules grow?

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.

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Is my thyroid nodule "fast growing" and cancerous?

Is my thyroid nodule "fast growing" and cancerous?

Could be: Rapid growth of known thyroid nodule could be malignant, or bleed into the nodule, see your doctor to find the cause (and to treat).

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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.

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Can thyroid nodules grow again after rai?

Can thyroid nodules grow again after rai?

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

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Could thyroid nodules grow again after rai?

Yes: Radio iodine is a labeled form of iodine that localizes in thyroid tissue. If the dose of radiation delivered partially shrinks the nodule there is still functioning thyroid tissue which can be further treated.

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Thyroid nodule removed. Will another one grow back?

Possible: Many people will form multiple nodules. If you already have had one you certainly can form another.

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I found out I have thyroid Nodule and it feels like it growing, why is it growing.?

Can't feel: Hi. I've dealt with thyroid nodules my whole career, both benign and malignant. Yo can't feel a nodule grow. Have your doctor do a needle aspiration biopsy if indicated, respond accordingly, and follow size with ultrasound if benign.

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Should a growing calcified thyroid nodule be removed?

Should a growing calcified thyroid nodule be removed?

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.

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Do thyroid nodules grow into cancer?

Do thyroid nodules grow into cancer?

Sometimes: The diagnosis of thyroid cancer is generally made by biopsying a thyroid nodule, but most nodules are not cancerous and many do not need to be biopsied. The best thing to do is to be examined by somebody who is very experienced in this area.

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Can a malignant thyroid nodule grow quickly?

Can a malignant thyroid nodule grow quickly?

Yes: It depends on the type of thyroid cancer. Papillary, follcular, and medullary thyroid cancers are typically slow growing. Anaplastic thyroid cancer are very fast growing. Fortunately, this type of cancer is very rare.

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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.

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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...

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...

No: If the nodule changes in size, then you should see your doctor and obtain a fine needle aspiration for a diagnosis of the nodules. The change in size, in of itself, does not mean it's malignant.

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How can a thyroid nodule grow in a gland bed of post total thyroidectomy?

How can a thyroid nodule grow in a gland bed of post total thyroidectomy?

Radioactive iodine?: Did you ever have a radioactive iodine ablation to get rid of remnant tissue? Residual tissue in the thyroid bed could be remnant tissue or recurrence.

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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.

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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.

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Can 50mcg of Synthroid (thyroxine) make thyroid nodules grow?

Can 50mcg of Synthroid (thyroxine) make thyroid nodules grow?

NO: Thyroid supplementation occasionally can help to shrink a nodule, and has been used to suppress the growth.

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What would cause a thyroid nodule to hemorrhage and grow quickly? Some kind of illness? Trauma?

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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