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Questionable Cold Nodule Of Thyroid
Is it possible to show signs of hyper thyroidism with a TSH level of 0.75? palipitations, constant hunger,.is this physcosamatic?Multi nodular thyroid
Not hyperthyroid: If you were hyperthyroid your free T4 would be high and TSH ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only occassionally: While almost all thyroid cancers are cold, so are most benign nodules. If the nodule is hot, it is extremely rare for it to be cancer. If it is cold and looks suspicious on an ultrasound performed or at least interpreted by a very experienced clinician, it should be biopsied to see if surgery is necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Images: "hot" or "cold" is a term related to the appearance on nuclear medicine imaging. A "hot" nodule is one that is too active, and secretes hormone, but benign. A cold nodule takes up less tracer. About 20% of these are malignant, and so they are biopsied. Cysts will also show up cold as they are fluid rather than tissue, so this study should be interpreted along side an ultrasound. ...Read more
Thyroid biopsy cold nodule showed Follicular cells 2x4cm. Being sent out for generic testing? Will this show if it's benign?
Thyroid nodules: This is a good question and not totally resolved in the thyroid cancer field. On needle aspiration, it is often impossible to distinguish between a follicular adenoma (benign) or follicular cancer. The genetic tests theoretically help make the distinction. But they are not perfect. Many doctors would send you to a good thyroid surgeon and remove a 2x4 cm thyroid nodule with follicular cells. ...Read more
Thyroid nodule: Presumably "cold" means it did not take up radioiodine. Together, the chances of this being a cancer are quite low. There are many reasons for low uptake. Hashimotos can look like this. A multinodular goiter can have many hot/warm/cold areas. A cyst. How big is it? Small nodules (. ...Read more
Is a solid thyroid nodule considered hot or cold? I have a solid nodule but did not specify if it was hot or cold
Borderline elevated thyroid uptake 31.5 percent, mild thyromegaly, no definite dominant hot or cold nodules. Should I be concerned? See an endocrinol
Thyroid: As an endocrinologist myself I strongly recommend a visit to a local endocrinologist. You will get a full exam and be told the necessary studies needed in a way you will fully understand. ...Read more