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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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What does this mean solid heterogeneous well circumscribed nodule within the right lobe of the thyroid.?

Appearance of nodule: Unfortuantely, one cannot clearly determine the cause by the appearance: Solid= not fluid filled like a cyst. Heterogeneous: not uniform in texture. Well circumscribed: sharp margins and not growing into the thyroid tissue. Depending on whether there are multiple or only a single nodule and the size, a biopsy may be recommended to determine the cause, benign or otherwise. ...Read more

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Can a mass on the thyroid be spread to the right lobe? Because I found out that there is a solid nodule on the right lobe of the thyroid

It can: As there are types of cancer that can readily spread locally even in the thyroid. Realize it's also possible to multiple thyroid nodule on both sides without any cancer too. It sounds like you need to review this with your doctor and possibly have a thyroid ultrasound completed to visualize the area. ...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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I have two 2cm complex nodules in the right lobe of my thyroid doctor say it need to be fine needle aspirated?

I have two 2cm complex nodules in the right lobe of my thyroid doctor say it need to be fine needle aspirated?

Fine needle aspirati: Every nodule above 1cm needs to be biopsied (which is called a fine needle aspiration) because it carries a five percent risk of being cancer. The aspiration is usually a simple procedure done in your endocrinologist office with minor risk. ...Read more

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The thyroglobulin antibody was done because of a nodule in the right lobe and thyroid markedly reduce in size on the left. Diagnosis thyromegaly.

The thyroglobulin antibody was done because of a nodule in the right lobe and thyroid markedly reduce in size on the left. Diagnosis thyromegaly.

Nonspecific: Thyroglobulin antibody is a nonspecific test. It could indicate underlying autoimmune thyroid disease, but can also be seen in familial multinodular goiter. Depending on the size or other characteristics of your thyroid nodule, it may need to be biopsied. ...Read more

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I just found out via nuclear scan that I have a 2cm heteoeneous nodule of the anterior right lobe of my thyroid. Is this something I should be worried?

I just found out via nuclear scan that I have a 2cm heteoeneous nodule of the anterior right lobe of my thyroid. Is this something I should be worried?

Needs biopsy: Nodules in thyroid gland mostly benign. However nodule greater than 1 cm needs to be biopsied. Ultrasound would better characterize type of nodule cyst or solid. Usually needle biopsy by interventional radiologist or surgeon. Smaller nodules are watched periodically by ultrasound. ...Read more

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I have a 1.6cm single vascular nodule right lobe of thyroid. It is 16x15x7mm, hypoechogenic, curcumscribed, front of neck has pain. T4 low biopsy?

I have a 1.6cm single vascular nodule right lobe of thyroid. It is 16x15x7mm, hypoechogenic, curcumscribed, front of neck has pain. T4 low biopsy?

FNA biopsy: Hi. TSH would be more useful than a T4, but I can surmise it's NOT a hyper functioning nodule from the low T4, and hyper functioning nodules are the only ones at no risk of being cancer. You need a fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy with gene testing. Let me guess...that's what your doc told you! She/he is right! Get it done. They're not bad at all (know it seems creepy!). Odds are in your favor ...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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What does a thyroid nodule in the right lobe mean?

What does a thyroid nodule in the right lobe mean?

Very common...: And most patients have them by the time they are elderly. The vast majority are benign. Please see your physician to review/obtain blood work, physical examination and any necessary imaging. Some nodules need to be biopsied to determine if it is benign. Your physician can work out an appropriate plan to manage your thyroid nodule. ...Read more

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A 0.3 x 0.5 x 0.3 CM hypoechoic cystic nodule with punctate internal echo is noted in the lower pole of the right lobe of the thyroid gland.?

Small nodule: Often cystic thyroid nodules can have denser regions called "punctate foci". If the nodule is not cystic those can also be microcalcifications, a finding that increases the risk of thyroid cancer. The key though is that the nodule is very small and therefore requires monitoring only, no matter what its nature may be. ...Read more

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Us results show 2 "hypoechoic solid nodules" on in each lobe of the thyroid. Should these be biopsied? Who decides that?

Us results show 2 "hypoechoic solid nodules" on in each lobe of the thyroid. Should these be biopsied? Who decides that?

Depends...: Depends upon the size and other factors. In general, it is better to be safe and proceed with the biopsy plus appropriate blood tests. Discuss w/your doctor and see an endocrinologist if appropriate or want a second opinion. ...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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Nodule on my right thyroid over year grew from 1.2cm to 1.6cm. Left lobe nodule 1.1cm to 1.4cm. Should I be concerned?

Nodule on my right thyroid over year grew from 1.2cm to 1.6cm. Left lobe nodule 1.1cm to 1.4cm. Should I be concerned?

Yes: Sorry to say it like that but you need to definitely have this checked out. It seems like you have had it looked at on MRI or something to know the size, an endocrinologist or thyroid surgeon needs to see you for this. What are your other syptoms? Those matter as well. ...Read more

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Solitary subcentimeter nodule in the left thyroid lobe?

Solitary subcentimeter nodule in the left thyroid lobe?

Watch/retest: Unless you have a thyroid cancer history, the nodule is suspicious on ultrasound or other factors are in play -- check serum thyroglobulin and thyroid function. Repeat doctor's exam an ultrasound in a year. Generally of very low significance and found in over 50% of the population. ...Read more

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What could 3 heterigeneous hyperechoic nodules in left lobe of thyroid be. Measurements are. 9, 1.5, and 1.0.?

Need further tests: Thyroid nodules can be benign or cancerous. You need to have a fine needle aspiration of the nodules to make sure that they are benign. Only about 5% of thyroid nodules are cancer but you need the aspiration to prove that yours are benign. ...Read more

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What hetergenous hyperechoic thyroid nodules measuring 1.0 and 1.5 on left lobe.?

Thyroid nodule: Its means the cells are of different texture or type on imaging. I recommended a visit to an ENT - ear, nose, and throat or endocrine doc. Sounds like you need a biopsy, called a FNA. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a solitary nodule with cystic degeneration in the left lobe of thyroid?

Recommend biopsy: Although there are characteristic finding on us that help up get an idea of what type of nodule it is. The gold standard for diagnosis is a us guided needle biopsy. It is relatively non invasive and has good accuracy. ...Read more

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Rt thyroid lobe homogenous in echogenicity measures 5.6x1.7x1.8cm w/multiple nodules largest meas. 1.0x0.6x0.9 located in lower pole.?

Follow up needed: Hi SFleming,
There is much to be said and discussed about this finding but truthfully, you will be better served by consulting with your local doctor. I highly encourage you to follow up with your doctor as soon as possible to discuss further work up options to better define what is going on. Thank you for reaching out and hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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I have 3 nodules on thyroid largest measuring 7x5x6 CM, the left lobe is replaced by a solid nod 5x2x2. Can I ask for complete removal of thyroid?

Not yet: Toxic nodules ('Hot') should be calmed and make sure not cancer. Toxic multinodular goiter is rarely treated acutely with removal unless painful or compressing structures. ...Read more

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Please explain "left lobe of thyroid is 4.6x1.9x1.5cm & contains 9mm hypoechoic nodule at lower pole w/ small cystic component" mildly complicated. TY?

Please explain "left lobe of thyroid is 4.6x1.9x1.5cm & contains 9mm hypoechoic nodule at lower pole w/ small cystic component" mildly complicated. TY?

FNA not essential: As the nodule is less than 1 cm. FNA biopsy is not essential in most cases. But if any risk factors like history of radiation to head or neck or family history of thyroid cancer then need to follow up more closely by ultrasound and may also consider FNA biopsy ...Read more

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My left thyroid lobe is slightly enlarged and I have a vascular hypoechoic nodule measuring 5x4x3mm?

Just follow it: This sounds like something you just watch and see if anything changes. Most often there maybe a new one over the year. Goiters are like that. Small nodular findings are common. Would not worry about it but don't forget about it. It is at this time something to remember it's there. Talk to your doctor ...Read more

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I have heterogeneous thyroid with some mild echogenic small nodules in the left lobe what does this mean?

I have heterogeneous thyroid with some mild echogenic small nodules in the left lobe what does this mean?

Size matters: Hi. Echogenic heterogeneity in the thyroid is commonly seen in autoimmune thyroid conditions, most often Hashimoto's. Small nodules (defined as ...Read more

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What is a lobulated heterogeneous hypoechoic nodule with scattered calfifications in the inferior right lobe of thyroid mean?

Thyroid nodule: The appearance of the nodule in an ultrasound or ct is explained here. The purpose is to follow up and rule out cancer. ...Read more

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What is a lobulated heterogeneous hypoechoic nodule with scattered calicifications in the inferior right lobe of thyroid mean?

What is a lobulated heterogeneous hypoechoic nodule with scattered calicifications in the inferior right lobe of thyroid mean?

Thyroid Nodule: Thyroid nodules are very common. About 70% of the population has a nodule (many don't know it). About 5% of nodules are cancerous, which is why we care. Unless there were concerning characteristics on the ultrasound like microcalcifications, >1cm, taller than wide or increased blood flow or you have a family history or radiation exposure, typically we just follow-up with an annual ultrasound. ...Read more

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I have had an ultra sound n it says a homogenous isoechoic nodule measures3.4x4mm is seen inferomedial to right lobe of thyroid?

Nodules: It looks that you have a thyroid nodule most of them are benign few could be turn to cancer
your doctor should follow you with a series of ultrasound to make sure it is not increasing in size
some might start with fine needle aspiration to obtain a sample of the nodule a procedure could be done in doctor office
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Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...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