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Should I Have A Thryoid Nodule Removed
I have a 0.413 x 0.546cm hypoechoic nodule on my thyroid , should I get a biopsy? Should i be worried about cancer?
Depends: If you have a history of thyroid cancer in the family, consider a biopsy. Research shows that nodules of this size, that are found on ultrasound but not felt by patient are rarely cancer, you can get follow up u/s in a year. If you are hyperthyroid, a nuclear me scan can make sure that it is not because of the nodule. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi. I was found incidentally to have a thyroid nodule. Upon ultrasound I have a few however midpole has a 18mm hypervascular nodule. I have a left sid?
WHAT: IS YOUR QUESTION? It's unclear what your question is...ask again with more detail. Dr z ...Read more
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I have a 3mm lesion on my pituitary gland & have been advised that it may be 12 months before i can see an Endocrinologist. Should i be worried?
Size matters: The size and appearance of the nodule can help determine the risk of this nodule being a cancer. An ultrasound can help with this. Any nodule > 1 cm should be biopsied, as well as a nodule of any size with suspicious blood flow or microcalcifications. Most nodules are in fact not cancer, but you owe it to yourself to get this evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably not.: See a thyroidologist. Nodules less than 10mm without worrisome features are very common in 44 Y.O. Women. ...Read more
I have had a intrathyroid parathyroidectomy . I now have three nodules one of which is small, cystic and with calcifacation . Do i need a biopsy?
Large nodule: in thyroid may need surgery if it causes trouble swallowing. You doctor may be able to shrink it with medication. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Thyroid nodules: 35 F notes I have 8 small thyroid nodules and cough 5 months. Asks: Should I be concerned? ANS: I would think the two are not likely related. Depending on what you call small. If ones you can feel then may be related. So ask your Dr to investigate the cause of your cough. A common cause is what is called an ACE cough if you are taking an ACE inhibitor. ...Read more
Just had my right thyroid lobe removed. How soon after surgery should I have my thyroid hormone levels checked?
3-6 weeks: The half life of T4 (thyroid hormone) is 7 days. The general rule is that it takes 3 half-lives for something to be considered out of your system. After about 3 weeks you should be reaching your new steady state of thyroid hormone in your blood and should be able to tell if your remaining thyroid lobe will be able to compensate or if you will need supplemental thyroid hormone. ...Read more
I have a goiter and had a sonogram which confirmed nodules 2 years ago. Should I have it followed up on?
Yes: Most of the goiters are benign , but need follow up care as some times the nodules may have malignant transformation . ...Read more
What to do if I have hypoechoic mass on left lobe thryoid and already had total parathyroidectomy, can this be cancer?
Not necessarily. : A thyroid mass is most often benign. In the work up a blood test is needed to see if there is hyper-function. A nuclear scan of the thyroid will show if it is cold or hot. Hot nodules are benign. Cold nodule are >80% benign. A needle biopsy of a cold nodule is needed to establish the diagnosis. Most often these are colloid nodules or thyroid cyst. Risk of cancer varies from 5-15% ...Read more
I just was diagnosed with adenomyomatosis of gallbladder, i also have 2 small polyps . Should i get removed, should I fear of it becoming cancerous!
Up to you: Smaller polyps tend to be benign , size 2 cm or more have higher incidence of malignancy , the one you describing could be observed but need close observation with regular follow up sonograms , to avoid this most choose elective removal of gall bladder. ...Read more
Have a cyst and nodules , endo sure I have graves, scan on Thursday, then an eye doc. Wants to remove thyroid. Should I let him? What is cyst?
Hi I've had a fine needle biopsy on a 7mm thyroid nodule with heterogeneous echotexture, central calcification. Should I be concerned, please answer.
No: If there was no evidence of malignancy you should not be concerne. ...Read more
There isn't enough: Information provided to give you a direct answer on this. I would encourage you to have the tumor medically evaluated. The physician/ surgeon will be able to better advise you on the best course of action. Take care. ...Read more
Yes: All thyroid nodules that are solitary and on scan are considered to be cold and not actively producing hormone have the potential to become malignant. As one gets older if there is a malignancy it tends to be more aggressive so that with spread to nodes there can be compliations. In the 20 age group tumors are less aggressive with cure rate high. leaving a benign adenoma can result in cancer ...Read more
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