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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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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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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 does a nodule in your thyroid feel like?

Depends on size: You might not feel anything if it's small. Otherwise, it could feel like a lump, a node and if it's big enough, it can feel like a growth/mass on your neck. If it's liquid, like a cyst, it could be soft. If it's a solid growth, it could be rubbery and if it's calcified, it could have a rock/hard feel to it. ...Read more

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What does the thyroid with nodules look like?

What does the thyroid with nodules look like?

Varies: Nodules may be visible lumps beneath the surface or invisible ones in the body of the organ, that may be palpable by trained fingers. Ultrasound & radionuclide scans are used to visualize & help characterize them. See doc for thyroid blood tests & follow-up imaging studies if needed. ...Read more

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How does someone get nodules on their thyroids?

Just because: Nodules are kind of like freckles of the thyroid. Many thyroids have nodules and some thyroids have many. Occasionally one of these nodules might be a cancer. We don't know exactly why people get cancer either. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of nodules on a thyroid..

Thyroid nodules: Thyroid nodules may have no symptoms, may have symptoms of an overactive thyroid, or an under active thyroid. Please see your doctor, explain any symptoms, and then the doctor will examine you and decide what the next moves are if needed. ...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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Can a benign nodule in a thyroid turn into bad ones?

Can a benign nodule in a thyroid turn into bad ones?

No: Thyroid cancers start as thyroid cancers and form cancerous nodules. Benign nodules start benign and do not become malignant. ...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