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What to do if I have thyroid cycstic mass with (2.4 mm) mural nodule, should be done by operation or by medication?

It depends: Your question is hard to answer without being able to examine you, evaluate your laboratory tests, and any possible radiologic test that you hopefully have already had. You should really take this question up with your family physician, endocrinologist, and surgeon or whoever has been evaluating you for this problem. ...Read more

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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Can you tell me what a 2.4 CM left ovarian cystic lesion with 8mm enhancing mural nodule suspicious of neoplasm.

It is suspicious: You should ask your doctor what it means in terms of future follow up. Since it is suspicious, a repeat imaging study needs to be done in 2 months. I would also advise you to find out if a ca125 test has been done or not? This might provide further guidance as to the possibility of ovarian cancer (if the ca125 is high now, removal of this lesion (cyst) should be considered sooner than later). ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst with small mural nodule what is mural nodule?

Ovarian cyst with small mural nodule what is mural nodule?

Nodule/ovarian cyst: You should go to your gyn have blood drawn for cea, and referral for pelvic mri. The concern is that solid tissue within an ovarian cyst could mean a potential abnormal abonrmality. ...Read more

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13 year old daughter has an incidental finding of mildly complex cyst (ovarian) of ~3*3*3 cm containing 10*6*5 mm mural nodule. Should I be concerned?

13 year old daughter has an incidental finding of mildly complex cyst (ovarian) of ~3*3*3 cm containing 10*6*5 mm mural nodule. Should I be concerned?

Not right now: Tell us why was her Ovary checked in the first place? Does she have any symptoms? This cyst can get bigger and the mural nodule can enlarge. This should be re- checked in 3 to 6 months time. If these show further growth then surgical intervention may be required. Find a good Gynecologist to help you sort this out. ...Read more

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Complex cyst with small mural nodule what is mural nodule?

Complex cyst with small mural nodule what is mural nodule?

Soft tissue: A mural nodule is a small nubbin of solid tissue on the inner wall of a cyst. It is another component of a complex cyst (where is it?). Complex as opposed to simple cysts are at a higher risk for harboring malignancy and so usually require further evaluation. ...Read more

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What exactly is a complex dermoid ovarian cyst with an enhancing mural nodule? And how serious is it?

What exactly is a complex dermoid ovarian cyst with an enhancing mural nodule? And how serious is it?

Not cancer: A dermoid cyst is a benign type of turmor containing multiple types of tissue and has a characteristic appearance under sonography. It will always have a complex appearance and the mural nodule is simply part of that. Most dermoids gradually get bigger and have to be removed at some point, but if it remains stable it could be watched. Surgery can be done day surgery with small incisions. ...Read more

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I have two ovarian cysts, one complex and one mural nodule. They are very painful. I've had one in the past. Does this affect fertility/having kids?

I have two ovarian cysts, one complex and one mural nodule. They are very painful. I've had one in the past. Does this affect fertility/having kids?

Gynecology consult: Knowing a woman's age is a prerequisite to evaluate ovarian masses. I have not heard of a "mural nodule" in the context of ultrasound of the ovary. Complex cysts at times are benign ovarian masses, for example, a hemorrhagic ovarian cyst, which is the result of ovulation, at times they can be precursors of malignancy. The findings described should be discussed with a gynecologist. ...Read more

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What Bosniak stage is a complex renal cyst with septation and apparent mural nodule. Cyst was 3 cm 7 years ago. Now 5 x 4.9cm. Urology consult soon.

Here are some...: Known to us, all medical care is based on indirect evidence resulting from continual collection & analysis of available experience; so is Bosniak classification for kidney cysts deduced from Dr. Bosniak's observation, analysis, & summary for reading films of ultrasound or CT. Complex cyst suggests some odd to have kidney cancer as opposed to simple cyst with an almost zero odd to have cancer. ...Read more

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What is the left adnexa? "exohytic cyst w/ solid mural nodule in the left adnexa likely arising from left ovary" what is this? And what does it mean?

What is the left adnexa? "exohytic cyst w/ solid mural nodule in the left adnexa likely arising from left ovary" what is this? And what does it mean?

Unclear: The left adnexa is the area on the left side of the uterus which is where the left ovary is located. It's not entirely clear that that mass is. Your doctors are probably not sure either. They may suggest a few things such as more imaging, repeating the imaging in a few months or a diagnostic laparoscopy. Hopefully it's not anything serious. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I still get pregnanct with 2 ovarian/adnexal cysts? Left 2.0 CM with solid mural nodule. Right ovary 2.5 CM?

Iodine: The ovaries require iodine and you may be deficient in it. Try to find someone who does an iodine loading test. If you are low, taking a safe iodine/potassium iodide supplement may just take care of your cysts for you. ...Read more

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I recently had a pelvic ultrasound and the results found a complex cyst with a mural nodule there was also a septated cyst found with no free fluid.

Results depend: On several factors, including your age, size of cyst, and associated symptoms, as well as your medical history. A complex cyst is a septated cyst. I recommend you follow up asap with the clinician who ordered tis ultrasound to discuss results and follow-up plan. Take care! ...Read more

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Do mural nodules mean cancer?

Do mural nodules mean cancer?

Not clear: "mural nodules" is not a specific term. In order to evaluate your question, I need more information. For instance: in what organ are the mural nodules? How were they identified? Were they biopsied? Are they growing? Multiplying? Causing any problems? Are they associated with any other health condition? Making a diagnosis (especially cancer diagnosis) requires a great deal of information. ...Read more

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Is a exophytic cyst serious especially if mural nodules were noted? My doctor said she'd watched it for 3 months & check it again.

? location of the cys: Where is this cyst located? Is it in your breast or Ovary or where?
Cysts are benign unless there is inside growth which makes it suspect for a tumor. So a closer monitoring is suggested. It may require surgical removal. ...Read more

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Can mural nodules in ovarian cyst be benign?

Can mural nodules in ovarian cyst be benign?

Can be benign: Ovarian cystic mural noduls could be benign - fibroadenomas, could have borderline potential and can be malignant. Carefull pathologic/ microscopic evaluation needed. Eva. ...Read more

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I have a complex cystic structure on right ovary with mural nodules what does this mean it is 10.7 CM.

It is most likely: Just an ovarian cyst, but some elements of it such as complex nature and mural nodules make it worrisome for tumor or even malignancy. Consult with your gyn, but you probably need to have surgical removal for both accurate diagnosis and definitive treatment. ...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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I have 5 "nodules" in my thyroid, 2 of which have grown their own vascular rims. How serious is this? I have 5 "nodules" "goiters" or whatever word d'jour pops up. Two of these growths have grown their own vascular rim, and no one is doing anything. I

I have 5 "nodules" in my thyroid, 2 of which have grown their own vascular rims. How serious is this? I have 5 "nodules" "goiters" or whatever word d'jour pops up. Two of these growths have grown their own vascular rim, and no one is doing anything. I

Multinodular goiter: Multi nodular goiter (mng) is likely what you are describing. This condition often times does not cause thyroid hormone problems but if it does, then the term functional or toxic mng is applied. In either scenario, the options including just monitoring nodular size by us versus thyroid removal, either surgically or via radioactive iodine. Seldom that use of thyroid hormone therapy will be helpful. ...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?

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 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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Is ill defined nodule in thyroid risky?

It depends: Thyroid nodules are common but most of them are benign.
If you have shown it to your doctor, ask his/her advice for future monitoring. A sonogram (Ultrasound test) is one good way of following it and see if it grows in size. If it is clearly present and growing over 6 to 12 months, a needle biopsy should be considered. Your doctor can refer you to a Thyroid specialist (Endocrinologist) if you asked. ...Read more

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Left lobe thyroid well vascularized nodule?

Left lobe thyroid well vascularized nodule?

Biopsy?: Depends upon lab and ultrasound findings, but probably should be biopsied. Check w/your physician. ...Read more

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Nodules in the right lobe of my thyroid, what to do?

See Endocrinologist: These nodules, presumably discovered on ultrasound, may be nothing, may be serious, may be "hot" or "cold", may be from Hashimotos, etc. You need to see someone who can sort this out, and that is an Endocrinologist, best one who does his/her own needle biopsies (if indeed that is needed). ...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