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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?

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. ...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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I have a thyroid nodule tha in five months has grown from 3.29 CM x 2.4 CM x 2.3 to 3.29x 2.6 x2.7 and im starting to have trouble swallowing should i?

I have a thyroid nodule tha in five months has grown from 3.29 CM x 2.4 CM x 2.3 to 3.29x 2.6 x2.7 and im starting to have trouble swallowing should i?

See a Doctor: You should see a Doctor possibly a surgeon to check your thyroid. A good work up is in order for possible need for surgery. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodule grew from 9 to 9.9 mm in 6 months should I be concerned?

Thyroid nodule: I am not sure that the ultrasound can actually detect accurately such a small change. Were there lymph nodes? Are there other nodules? Is there concomitant Hashimotos? What is your TSH? Many questions. You should see someone (perhaps an endocrinologist) who can biopsy the nodule, if it looks like something worth a biopsy. ...Read more

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Is my complex thyroid nodule taller than wide? It's 12 mm x 6 mm x 5 mm? Does this mean cancer?

Is my complex thyroid nodule taller than wide? It's 12 mm x 6 mm x 5 mm? Does this mean cancer?

In order: to determine whether the nodule is taller than wide, you need to specify the orientation of those measurements: Anterior-posterior(AP), transverese(T), and longitudinal. If the AP/T ratio is greater than 1, the nodule is taller than wide. An A/P >1 does not necessarily mean cancer, but along with other features, may indicate the need for FNA biopsy. ...Read more

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Dr said follow up u/s in one year for 7 mm hypoechoic thyroid nodule. Is this too long to wait? Or normal?

It should be Ok: Most thyroid nodules are either benign or very slow growing. So a recheck in 6 months to 12 months later is quite reasonable. ...Read more

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I have stable, dominant 10 mm left thyroid nodule with possible internal microcalcifications. What does it mean ? Do I need thyroid scan ?

Thyroidologist: Usually, in women especially multiple thyroid nodules are all benign. However,that being said, if there's any doubt a needle biopsy is the diagnostic procedure of choice. I feel that an endocrinologist or preferably a thyroidologist is best qualified to evaluate, treat and follow you. Thyroid scans or ultrasounds alone don't usually settle the problem in my experience. ...Read more

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New 7mm hypoechoic thyroid nodule found on ultrasound. I had a 4 mm hypoechoic nodule that disappeared a year ago. Why do I keep getting these?

New 7mm hypoechoic thyroid nodule found on ultrasound.  I had a 4 mm hypoechoic nodule that disappeared a year ago. Why do I keep getting these?

Common: Thyroid nodules are quite common particularly in women. Unless you nodule is greater than 1 cm or associated with concerning ultrasound findings such as calcifications or abnormal bloodflow, it does not need to be biopsied. ...Read more

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Which thyroid nodule are cancerous I am hypo with one small nodule 2 cm or mm don't know what should I do taking 25mcg Levothyroxin plz ans in detail ?

Size & US appearance: Size of thyroid nodules is important. Usually larger than 1-1.5 cm. goes for fine needle biopsy. Certain ultrasound characteristic such as predominantly cystic, surrounding halo, avascular appearances usually benign lesion.Microcalcifications, marked hypoechogenicity, exttraglandular extension, abnormal regional lymph nodes, absent or irregular halo, and solid composition- usually malignant. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

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Thyroid Nodules (Definition)

Thyroid nodules are masses in the thyroid that vary in size and should be ...Read more