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Can a thyroid cyst disappear on its own?

Can a thyroid cyst disappear on its own?

Thyroid cysts: Yes, thyroid cysts fill with fluid, they can sometimes get rather large, and then they can go away by themselves. When thyroid ultrasound and biopsy is done, simple cysts are often not drained, because they only come back anyway, and they are not dangerous. If this is your problem, you may wish to talk to your endocrinologist about this. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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What is the best way to treat a thyroid cyst?

What is the best way to treat a thyroid cyst?

Thyroid cyst: Thyroid cysts are common in goiters that have multiple nodules. Cysts can be drained with a needle, but they often come back. If the cyst is not part of a cancer, and if it is not uncomfortable or painful, it is reasonable to do nothing; follow it periodically with ultrasound to make sure it is not changing. If painful/uncomfortable or suspicious, surgery may be indicated, but usually not needed. ...Read more

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I have a 8mm thyroid cyst with some septations. What does this mean? What are septations?

I have a 8mm thyroid cyst with some septations. What does this mean? What are septations?

Walls: Septations are walls in the cyst that are benign. You should not have to worry about these results unless your health care provider says differently. ...Read more

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What does a thyroid cyst with reactive lympnodes mean?

What does a thyroid cyst with reactive lympnodes mean?

Usually benign: Thyroid cyst is benign lesion, contains mainly fluid. Reactive nodes are inflammatory and reacting to some type of inflammation. Thyroid cancer can be associated with nodes containing metastatic tumor cells. Nethertheless you should have follow up scan in 3-6 months to make sure things remain stable. Sometimes cancer can have sone cystic components. ...Read more

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Can a thyroid cyst less than 1 cm cause blood in saliva?

Can a thyroid cyst less than 1 cm cause blood in saliva?

No, but...: A true thyroid cyst does nothing and are just there. When they get big (not ...Read more

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I have thyroid cyst what should I do?I also hv mild nodule n goiter.

I have thyroid cyst what should I do?I also hv mild nodule n goiter.

Size matters: If the size of your thyroid is causing you symptoms of compression (pressure, pain, difficulty breathing or swallowing), then i would recommend that you have your thyroid removed. If any nodule is > 1cm then it should be biopsied. Otherwise, just observe with yearly or every other year ultrasound. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more