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Doctor insights on: Isoechoic Thyroid Nodule

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Can isoechoic thyroid nodule of 7mm be diagnosed by FNAC test?

Can isoechoic thyroid nodule of 7mm be diagnosed by FNAC test?

Difficult: Thyroid nodules are very common. Under 1 cm, they are usually observed, meaning a repeat Ultrasound in one year. A FNA is difficult to actually target and sample such a small lesion. Okay to ask about medication and observation. Take a friend with you to appointment. If FNA is done, ask for confirmation at the test, that the lesion was sampled. Be well.

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What is a innocuous and isoechoic thyroid nodule. Also what is a heterogenous nodule with tiny cystic spaces, it measures 0.7cm?

Probably benign: Depends on the appearance on ultrasound and also on lab and clinical parameters. Usually don't biopsy this size lesion without some other indication that there's a problem, but it should definitely be followed-up over time with repeat exams.

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31×11×16 mm solid, isoechoic thyroid nodule with hypoechoic thin halo, fna biopsy says atypical cells of uncertain significance Surgery or wait 3 mo.?

31×11×16 mm solid, isoechoic thyroid nodule with hypoechoic thin halo, fna biopsy says atypical cells of uncertain significance Surgery or wait 3 mo.?

Surgery or 3 months: Atypical cells are of concern and you will worry if you wait 3 months. It would be best if you had the surgery and began treatment with thyroid medications. What has your doctor discussed this with you? Please let me know how things go.

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Thoughts on 1.4 cm isoechoic thyroid nodule with peripheral calcification and moderate blood flow. Also round lymph node on other side of neck?

Consult Endocrinedoc: An Endocrinologist is the best doctor to guide you in this matter. This thyroid nodule needs close follow up and will likely require a FNAC (needle biopsy) to confirm the diagnosis. But you have sometime to find the right doctor. Such nodules are slow to change, so a follow up evaluation in 6 mo may be another alternative which I am sure your present doctor would have offered as one of your choices

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1.7 CM thyroid "isoechoic solid nodule" mid-lobe. 2 fnas both came back non-diagnostic. Told next step is my choice. Should I have the lobe removed?

Probably not...: The fact that 2 FNA's came back as non-diagnostic, and that it is isoechoic suggest that the nodule is most likely benign. I would suggest going to a different facility (with good reputation) and repeating the FNA. Alternatively, you can wait another 6 months or so and repeat the US.

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Is it poss. Cancer? Us results thyroid nodule: solid, heterogeneous & isoechoic nodule w/in the mid to lower right lobe, 4.2cm, increas. Vascularity

Is it poss. Cancer? Us results thyroid nodule: solid, heterogeneous & isoechoic nodule w/in the mid to lower right lobe, 4.2cm, increas. Vascularity

Yes it's possible: Any thyroid nodule over 4 cm needs to be removed surgically to make sure not cancerous per ata guidelines. I would still get a fna first before going to surgery but needs to be removed. More info on my website on thyroid nodules at www. Cvsurgicalgroup. Com.

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Can thyroid nodules shrink?

Yes.: Most thyroid nodules remain stable over many years. Some can increase in size and some can decrease. It depends on the composition of the nodule.

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What can thyroid nodules mean?

What can thyroid nodules mean?

Depends: Thyroid nodules are very common in the population, especially in women. Most are benign. Biopsy is indicated if they are larger than 1 cm in size and mostly solid. Thyroid function should also be assessed.

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Do thyroid nodules need to be removed?

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.

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Are multiple thyroid nodules dangerous?

Are multiple thyroid nodules dangerous?

Not necessarily: The main risk from multiple thyroid nodules is that it can be impossible to adequately biopsy all the nodules, as is possible with fewer or solitary nodules. This could make it harder to diagnose the nature of a given nodule, .

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What is the definition or description of: thyroid nodules?

Masses in thyroid: Thyroid nodules are masses in the thyroid that vary in size and should be evaluated by your endocrinologist.

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Medicine for thyroid nodule?

Depends on problem: 3 major categories of potential health issues caused by thyroid nodules: a) large size affecting swallowing, breathing, voice ; b) over active production of thyroid hormone (hyperthyroid) ; and c) ~5% of nodules are cancer. Methimazole and ptu (propylthiouracil) are pills that block thyroid hormone production, treating b) above. Radioactive i-131 can shrink/destroy nodule, treating a) and b). Need surgery for c).

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How is a thyroid nodule treated?

How is a thyroid nodule treated?

Complicated question: Most nodules are initially treated with a biopsy. Additional therapy, if any, will depend on the results of that biopsy and any other symptoms or signs associated with that nodule. In truth, the treatment for any thyroid nodule is very individualized and impossible to generalize further.

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Is kelp harmful for thyroid nodules?

No: Kelp is not harmful for anyone unless they are allergic to it or it is taken in excessive amounts.

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What to do if I have a thyroid nodule?

See your doctor: If you have a thyroid nodule, you need the proper evaluation with a history, physical exam, and proper testing. It may be something that can be treated medically. It might even need surgery. Please see your doctor as soon as possible.

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What should I do, I have a thyroid nodule?

Get evaluated: You will probably have an ultrasound done and if a nodule is confirmed a needle biopsy is frequently done to determine further action.

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Thyroid nodule grows within months should I concerned?

Thyroid nodule grows within months should I concerned?

Yes if ignore it: See your doctor, after evaluation, possible FNA biopsy then you don't you don't have to be concerned.

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