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Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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Nodule on thyroid. 1/2- thyroid removed for biopsy- doc said nodules hard- what does that mean? Waiting on path report

Nothing specific: A hard nodule does not indicate the nature of the lesion, either way. Pathology report should settle the matter.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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What to do if I had a ultrasound done and was informed that What to do if I had a hard nodule on the lower pole of the right thyroid lobe.?

What to do if I had a ultrasound done and was informed that What to do if I had a hard nodule on the lower pole of the right thyroid lobe.?

Thyroid nodule: Speak with your doctor. Depending on the specific ultrasound features of the nodule, the presence of other nodules, and within the context of your overall clinical picture, it may need a needle biopsy for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a mass and several hard nodes in my neck. Nodules on my thyroid no infectuon or autoimmune disease. But tell me its "nothing". Any advice?

I have a mass and several hard nodes in my neck. Nodules on my thyroid no infectuon or autoimmune disease. But tell me its "nothing". Any advice?

Biopsy?: There are many causes of lumps or nodules in the neck/thyroid. For the thyroid, they may be monitored over time by ultrasound and/or biopsied so that microscopic tissue can be examined (for possible cancer). Protocols for evaluating these are pretty straight forward, but if you have questions for your doctor, then please ask. Sounds like more info about your work-up might put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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Have 3.4 nodule in thyroid. If thyroidectomy, I'm afraid of weight gain. I am reading stories people gain weight and hormone hard to regulate help?

Not to worry: If you have a thyroidectomy, they will give you thyroid replacement, and when adjusted properly, your thyroid level will be normal, and it will have no impact on weight. It is not hard to regulate. Has the thyroid nodule been biopsied? You may want to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I have a thyroid nodules but it's hard for me to raise my voice, my voice sounds hoarse a lot, what can I do?

See an ENT: Hi, you should have your symptoms evaluated by an Ear/Nose/Throat specialist to make these nodules aren't progressing and hurting your vocal chords. Additionally, you should either see your primary care physician or an endocrinologist to continue to monitor the nodules. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a benign 3cm thyroid nodule on right side. I feel like its making it hard to swallow and breathe. Is this dangerous or possibly just anxiety?

I have a benign 3cm thyroid nodule on right side. I feel like its making it hard to swallow and breathe. Is this dangerous or possibly just anxiety?

It may be OK: If Manoj is on the right side, and there is no other enlargement of the thyroid I don't think that this is causing your symptoms ...Read more

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Dr said I have nodule on left of my throat&both sides of thyroid r goitered. Hard to swallow. Said he doesn't know what's causing it andleft it at that?

Dr said I have nodule on left of my throat&both sides of thyroid r goitered. Hard to swallow. Said he doesn't know what's causing it andleft it at that?

Agree: We don't know what causes it. Thyroid nodules are very common. We know that excessive radiation will increase the risk that the nodules will be cancerous. Thus, if you know you have thyroid nodules, make sure you follow them and biopsy nodules that changes or grow in time. ...Read more

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I have a small thyroid nodule that is getting biopsied next week and a hard swollen submental lymph node (normal cbc), are they related?

I have a small thyroid nodule that is getting biopsied next week and a hard swollen submental lymph node (normal cbc), are they related?

Maybe: It depends on what the thyroid problem is. I would make sure that the person doing the thyroid biopsy knows about the submental mass. It may need to be biopsied too. ...Read more

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1st FNA is benign follicular lesion, u/s ;hypoechoic thyroid nodule with few small calcifications, 2nd FNA ; hard consistency solid nodule, %ofcancer?

1st FNA is benign follicular lesion, u/s ;hypoechoic thyroid nodule with few small calcifications, 2nd FNA ; hard consistency solid nodule, %ofcancer?

Talk to YOUR MD: You clearly have a thyroid problem, and this needs to be discussed in context of the bigger clinical picture. If you have had FNA done, you have a doc following you. See them and ask what this means in your case and what should be done next. Lab results never occur in isolation. They occur in people, and the whole person has to be considered when making a diagnosis and treatment plan. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Thyroid nodule is pushing on my throat, coughing, hard to swallow, feels awful. Don't know size yet, but what indications would it be removed?

Thyroid nodule is pushing on my throat, coughing, hard to swallow, feels awful. Don't know size yet, but what indications would it be removed?

Get evaluated: An indication to remove the thyroid due to a nodule is if it's already causing compressive symptoms. However, you need to get an ultrasound first to make sure it's a thyroid module causing your complaint and not something else. ...Read more

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I have a pea sized hard painless immovable nodule at bottom of neck along right side of top of spine. It's been there for years? Any thoughts or sugg

I have a pea sized hard painless immovable nodule at bottom of neck along right side of top of spine. It's been there for years? Any thoughts or sugg

Probably b9 nodule: If you've had this for years and it has never caused you pain or discomfort, most likely it is a benign nodule. Unless it changes in size, color, firmness, or starts to cause pain or symptoms, it should not worry you. You have more important things in life to keep on your mind. If it truly worries you, see a general surgeon about getting a biopsy - they'll remove it & tell you what it is (fibrosis ...Read more

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Is a hard nodule on neck of 7 yr old child reason for concern?

Is a hard nodule on neck of 7 yr old child reason for concern?

Very common!: Good morning, nodule on neck is very common, usually due enlarged lymph glands. It is usually due to contact with bacteria or viruses in the segment. If the node persists see your doctor to rule out an unusual condition. ...Read more

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Is a hard nodule on neck of 7 yr old child reason for concern? What would cause this nodule to suddenly appear?

Is a hard nodule on neck of 7 yr old child reason for concern? What would cause this nodule to suddenly appear?

Normal node: Lymph nodes are located throughout the body & generally noticable in exposed areas like the neck. They are usually pea sized at rest and enlarged when stimulated by bug bites, dermatitis, drainage or infection. They rarely can become damaged by infection & grow to golf ball size & need drainage or removal. Most enlarge and later shrink back down within a 3 wk cycle unless chronically stimulated. ...Read more

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Multiple thyroid nodules some are very large & others are attached to my vocal cords. Hard to swallow, swollen neck & painful, took raditn pill. 3 yrs ago. Help?

Multiple thyroid nodules some are very large & others are attached to my vocal cords. Hard to swallow, swollen neck & painful, took raditn pill. 3 yrs ago. Help?

See endocrinologist: You did not mention if you had an overactive thyroid 3 years ago when given radioactive iodine. I assume your thyroid levels are normal now. If you still have large thyroid nodules, and symptoms related to it, you may need surgery to effectively deal with the problem. It is best to see an endocrinologist for a complete evaluation of your thyroid. ...Read more

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Poor oral hygiene, multiple neck nodules on both sides and firm three fingers enlarged liver. Could I have hydatid disease?

Poor oral hygiene, multiple neck nodules on both sides and firm three fingers enlarged liver. Could I have hydatid disease?

Do you have a dog?: Tapeworm usually affects dogs, but can bee transferred to humans. Rare. More probably due to infected teeth and/or gums. This can't wait. Make immediate appointments with both your Physician and your Dentist for screening examinations. Please put the computer down and call now. ...Read more

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Craniotomy nov '11 meningioma, small residual tumor left. Hard lump in neck afterwards. U/s indicates hypoechoic nodule. Tsh norm. Concern warranted?

Craniotomy nov '11 meningioma, small residual tumor left. Hard lump in neck afterwards. U/s indicates hypoechoic nodule. Tsh norm. Concern warranted?

Yes: While this is unlikely to be related to your meningioma, it should be further evaluated. If this is in your thyroid it could well be an adenoma, but without a biopsy of some type you will not know! ...Read more

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High wbc, chronic fever (low), fatigue, adrenal innsufficiency, thyroid disease, nodules on thyroid. Had biopsy, hard to eat, swallow, breathe, 20yrs chronicwbc?

High wbc, chronic fever (low), fatigue, adrenal innsufficiency, thyroid disease, nodules on thyroid. Had biopsy, hard to eat, swallow, breathe, 20yrs chronicwbc?

You have a lot of Sx: Have you discussed all these symptoms with your doctor and are you on treatment. Trouble swallowing after biopsy of thyroid could indicate some significant swelling or bleeding in the nodule especially if symptoms not there before. F/u with your endocrinologist. Also are you on treatment for adrenal insufficiency, if not d/w your doctor why not. ...Read more

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Throid nodules. Upper right lobe hot, lower right lobe cold 3.4cm. Does that mean I have hyper and hypo thyriodism at the same time?

Throid nodules. Upper right lobe hot, lower right lobe cold 3.4cm. Does that mean I have hyper and hypo thyriodism at the same time?

No, the activity: Of individual nodules on a thyroid scan may not, in and of themselves, imply hyper or hypothyroidism, which are diagnoses based on systemic symptoms and blood levels. Certainly, however, an autonomous hot nodule could result in hyperthyroidism. Cold nodules have a higher chance of malignancy (although still relatively low), and biopsy may be indicated. ...Read more

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How serious can nodule thyroid can be?

Depends: On the type of thyroid nodule and what the biopsy says and if it is an active nodule or malignant ...Read more

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What is a not active nodule on my thyroid?

It depends: A, "not active" nodule of the thyroid, also referred to as a, "cold nodule" was classically one which did not trap various radioactive tags on nuclear thyroid scanning. Classically, a solitary cold nodule was felt to be at a 50% risk for harboring a malignancy. As a result, such nodules are often subjected to needle biopsy, frequently under ultrasound guidance, for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What does a nodule in your thyroid feel like?

What does a nodule in your thyroid feel like?

Depends on size: You might not feel anything if it's small. Otherwise, it could feel like a lump, a node and if it's big enough, it can feel like a growth/mass on your neck. If it's liquid, like a cyst, it could be soft. If it's a solid growth, it could be rubbery and if it's calcified, it could have a rock/hard feel to it. ...Read more

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What does the thyroid with nodules look like?

What does the thyroid with nodules look like?

Varies: Nodules may be visible lumps beneath the surface or invisible ones in the body of the organ, that may be palpable by trained fingers. Ultrasound & radionuclide scans are used to visualize & help characterize them. See doc for thyroid blood tests & follow-up imaging studies if needed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of nodules on a thyroid..

Thyroid nodules: Thyroid nodules may have no symptoms, may have symptoms of an overactive thyroid, or an under active thyroid.

Please see your doctor, explain any symptoms, and then the doctor will examine you and decide what the next moves are if needed. ...Read more

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What is a low non- attenuated nodule on thyroid?

What is a low non- attenuated nodule on thyroid?

Thyroid nodule: Thyroid nodules in women are common. Most thyroid nodules are benign. Dependent on size and other characteristics a needle aspiration biopsy is often performed to stratify whether surgery is required. ...Read more

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Can a benign nodule in a thyroid turn into bad ones?

Can a benign nodule in a thyroid turn into bad ones?

No: Thyroid cancers start as thyroid cancers and form cancerous nodules. Benign nodules start benign and do not become malignant. ...Read more

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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