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Subcentimeter hypodense nodule on left thyroid lobe with coarse focus of calcification---subcentimeter left thyroid nodule. Non-specific in nature.

Thyroid nodules: Most nodules less than 1 cm are not concerning and can be monitored with periodic ultrasounds. Some features such as calcification may heighten concern. Much more information is necessary in your situation. Is there family history of thyroid cancer, personal history of hyper or hypothyroidism, and radiation exposure? You need to discuss this with an endocrinologist and arrange a treatment plan. ...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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How often by ultrasound should a 60 old m ale be checking a 8 year old stable likely benign subcentimeter (< 1cm) thyroid nodules? Is it once a year?

Hypochondria: You have a very small nodule unchanged for 8 years, perfectly normal blood pressure and otherwise no medical issues, but you've had MRI and MRA of brain. WHY? There is no reason to have any scheduled follow-up scan of your thyroid. If concerned, biopsy but no reason to keep having procedures. Do you suffer from anxiety, OCD or hypochondria? ...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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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?

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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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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What are indeterminate complex nodules in my thyroid?

What are indeterminate complex nodules in my thyroid?

Indeterminant: You did not mention about findings of ultrasound and thyroid scan. Please have fresh look with experienced endocrinologist, expert pathologist and thyroid surgeon. You can have slide read by other thyroid pathologist or have second fna by experience endocrinologist. 25-50% cancer rate. Complex nodules must be watched closely. Please read thyroid nodule at http://doctorrajput. Com thanks. ...Read more

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Just found out I have a nodule of. 4cm on my thyroid right side is this bad?

Thyroid nodules: Thyroid nodules are common, especially when ultrasound is used. Because of the the size limits are commonly used to determine who needs a biopsy, along with other factors such as personal and family history, and other characteristics. Most nodules less than 1 cm do not need to be biopsied. Follow-up at that size might also not be required very frequently. ...Read more

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Do I have to have my entire thyroid removed if I only have nodules in one side?

Do I have to have my entire thyroid removed if I only have nodules in one side?

Depends: It depends on the nature of the nodule. If it is malignant, then the whole gland needs to come out. If it is benign, then even the nodules need not be removed. ...Read more

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Thyroid has several nodules but told they are fine as they are small. Should I be concerned?

Probably not: 95% of solitary nodules benign. High-resolution ultrasonography reveals nodules as small as 2 mm in 35% to 67% of the general population. Common benign nodules include adenomas, thyroid cysts, and hashimoto's thyroiditis. Us characteristics of nodules suggest cancer: marked hypoechogenicity, irregular margins, vascularity, shape, solid components. Most biopsied nodules greater than one cm. In diameter. ...Read more

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I have nodules on my thyroid that is not working do I have to remove it or no please advise?

I have nodules on my thyroid that is not working do I have to remove it or no please advise?

Depends: Depends on how big the nodules are and whether or not they are causing any compressive symptoms now. If they are small and not causing swallowing or breathing problems, you could just follow them in time with ultrasound. If the subsequent ultrasounds show growing modules, you might consider biopsy then. ...Read more

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What does 2 left thyroid love nodules measuring 1.3 by 1.1cm and 0.7 by 0.6cm mean for my thyroid?

Hard to say: You need to find out more about the nodules. A thyroid scan may help to further classify the nodules. Also a biopsy may be needed. A thyroid nodule may be as simple as a cyst or something more concerning. The additional testing will be able to differentiate it for you. ...Read more

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Hi I've got under active thyroid & I've now found out that I have nodules on my right side what could be wrong?

Thyroid nodules: When a thyroid gland becomes underactive, often it can get fibrotic (scar tissue), and that can appear as nodules. Also, the elevated TSH from when you were hypo will stimulate thyroid growth. Thyroid nodules raise the issue of thyroid cancer, but the likelihood is low, especially if the nodules are small (. ...Read more

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I had most of my Thyroid removed in 2012 precancerous. Now they said I have a 5mm nodule on my left side. My dr. Said to follow up in In a year?

You're worried.: I can understand why. If your doctor did an ultrasound and saw the nodule, it's probably OK to wait. An ultrasound is pretty good at telling if a nodule is benign. You didn't have thyoid cancer when you had your thyroid removed, which is great, and the reason I'm not worried. But if you didn't have an ultrasound, it might be worth a 2nd opinion about getting one. ...Read more

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I had u/s on thyroid and it found 2 nodules. Both on left - 1 at interpolar region and 1 at lower left pole. Where are these locations? Close together?

Thyroid nodules: Who did the diagnosis, you and confirmed by a DR.?
You require a Thyroid scan with 1131, and a fine needle aspiration biopsy.
About 1/10 % of nodules may became cancerous, therefore an endocrinologist should see you. Medicine is advancing by leaps and bounds but it can still be difficult to determine if a thyroid nodule is cancerous or not. Now, people with thyroid nodules can benefit from the latest diagnostic technology. Ask your doctor about Afirma® Thyroid FNA Analysis, a proven solution that may dramatically affect how your nodule is diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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In 2008 partial right side thyroid removed due to a single nodule that turned out to be benign. Now have fast growing nodules bilaterally, concerning?

If you have: Been on an appropriate dose of brand name T4 replacement and still formed new nodules, they need evaluation and possibly surgery. If you haven't been on replacement since 2008, then somebody goofed because it would probably have prevented the new nodule formation. ...Read more

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Had thyroid us 3months ago, showed small nodule on left. Had 2nd scan last wk, showed thyroid enlarged & now a second nodule on right. Should I be scared?

Continue to observe: Small nodules occur in over 50% of people, as long as the're tiny, there's usually no problem, but continued medical monitoring is certainly recommended. The second nodule may have been there all along, but missed on the first exam. ...Read more

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I have 5 "nodules" in my thyroid, 2 of which have grown their own vascular rims. How serious is this? I have 5 "nodules" "goiters" or whatever word d'jour pops up. Two of these growths have grown their own vascular rim, and no one is doing anything. I

I have 5 "nodules" in my thyroid, 2 of which have grown their own vascular rims. How serious is this? I have 5 "nodules" "goiters" or whatever word d'jour pops up. Two of these growths have grown their own vascular rim, and no one is doing anything. I

Multinodular goiter: Multi nodular goiter (mng) is likely what you are describing. This condition often times does not cause thyroid hormone problems but if it does, then the term functional or toxic mng is applied. In either scenario, the options including just monitoring nodular size by us versus thyroid removal, either surgically or via radioactive iodine. Seldom that use of thyroid hormone therapy will be helpful. ...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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Is ill defined nodule in thyroid risky?

It depends: Thyroid nodules are common but most of them are benign.
If you have shown it to your doctor, ask his/her advice for future monitoring. A sonogram (Ultrasound test) is one good way of following it and see if it grows in size. If it is clearly present and growing over 6 to 12 months, a needle biopsy should be considered. Your doctor can refer you to a Thyroid specialist (Endocrinologist) if you asked. ...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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What does nodular hyperplasia of thyroid mean?

Enlargement of an: Area of the gland that grows to degree that it is a distinct swelling. ...Read more

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What is a degenerative colloid nodule near thyroid?

What is a degenerative colloid nodule near thyroid?

Benign: This is a fluid filled thyroid nodule that is degenerating or in other words deteriorating on its own. It's completely benign and not worrisome in most cases. However just remember that fnas (fine needle aspirations) are accurate in 90-95% of cases. ...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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Can a solid nodule 1.1 CM on thyroid go away on its own?

Not likely: If it is solid and solitary, it is probably a neoplasm, most likely an adenoma. But it could also be cancer, so have it checked out. Even if it is, most thyroid cancers have excellent prognosis with surgical treatment alone. ...Read more

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How long do thyroid goiters and nodules take to develop?

Goiter: Thyroid nodules and goiters are slow growing and take years to grow. However, there could be a more rapid increase in size due to tumors, inflammation, pregnancy, bleeding within the nodules, or thyrotoxicosis (hyper functioning gland). For this reason, once diagnosed, most physicians recommend thyroid nodules/goiters be monitored with annual examination and thyroid ultrasound. ...Read more

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Nodules on my daughter's thyroid. How to get it removed?

See endocrinologist: Thyroid nodules, especially in a young person, need to be evaluated carefully, with ultrasound and possible biopsy. Sometimes, autoimmune thyroid disease (eg hashimotos/graves) can give a nodular appearance, and if so you don't need surgery. Best to see your endocrinologist for evaluation. If surgery is needed, you need an experienced thyroid surgeon. ...Read more

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What does it mean when hypoechoic nodules keep forming on thyroid?

Multinodular Thyroid: Usually this is seen in patients with multinodular glands. If the thyroid is enlarged we say multinodular goiter. Most of the time, the nodules are benign but enlargement, calcifications, irregular margins and other findings may suggest the need for biopsy. ...Read more

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What is a colloid nodule? Does a benign c on a thyroid has to be removed?

What is a colloid nodule? Does a benign c on a thyroid has to be removed?

Benign: A colloid nodule is one of the most common benign thyroid nodules. These occur for unknown reasons, typically run in families. No treatment is needed unless they get very big and affect swallowing or breathing. They typically are not removed. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if my multiple thyroid solid nodules unremoved?

Multinodular goiter: If you have multiple thyroid nodules, you first need to determine if thyroid cancer. This can be done with a careful ultrasound and needle biopsies. If this is negative, and the gland is not obstructing anything, you may need no other treatment other than to have it reevaluated periodically. If you decide on surgery, chose a surgeon who does this a lot and has a good record. ...Read more

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Which type of risk am I taking by not having a thyroid lobectomy to diagnose a nodule?

Talk to doctor: Most thyroid nodules are benign. There are some features on an ultrasound that are more, or less, consistent with cancer. A needle biopsy may detect cancer cells. Balancing these, one has to make a decision to remove the nodule or watch it. This is best done with your endocrinologist and a good thyroid surgeon. ...Read more

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Several adenomatous nodules on my thyroid measuring up to 0.4cm should I be concerned?

No: Nodules in the thyroid are common and people tend to get more as they get older. 90-95% are not cancerous and if the largest is 0.4cm then it is too small to even biopsy. D/w your doctor but no need to worry, just have a repeat ultrasound in 6-12 mths to make sure the nodules are not growing. ...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