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Are benign cysts on thyroid a threat?

Are benign cysts on thyroid a threat?

not if benign: Thyroid cysts are common and are often part of a multinodular goiter. The nodules and cysts need to be evaluated by ultrasound. Some ultrasound features suggest more (or less) suspicion of cancer, and your doctor will want to biopsy those. If all you have are simple nodules and cysts, there is usually no need to worry. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Where do cysts on the thyroid come from?

Where do cysts on the thyroid come from?

Adenomas: The thyroid gland is made up of a cells called follicles that secrete T4 and T3 (liothyronine) through the interaction of iodine. Sometimes, these follicules collace and form adenomas which are essentially an overgrowth. As the adenomas degenerate they can become fluid filled and are known as cyst. They are usually benign but rarely contain malignant components. To be safe, check TSH and get ultrasound. ...Read more

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Can a thyroid cyst disappear on its own?

Can a thyroid cyst disappear on its own?

Thyroid cysts: Yes, thyroid cysts fill with fluid, they can sometimes get rather large, and then they can go away by themselves. When thyroid ultrasound and biopsy is done, simple cysts are often not drained, because they only come back anyway, and they are not dangerous. If this is your problem, you may wish to talk to your endocrinologist about this. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a thyroid cyst?

What is the best way to treat a thyroid cyst?

Thyroid cyst: Thyroid cysts are common in goiters that have multiple nodules. Cysts can be drained with a needle, but they often come back. If the cyst is not part of a cancer, and if it is not uncomfortable or painful, it is reasonable to do nothing; follow it periodically with ultrasound to make sure it is not changing. If painful/uncomfortable or suspicious, surgery may be indicated, but usually not needed. ...Read more

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I have a 8mm thyroid cyst with some septations. What does this mean? What are septations?

I have a 8mm thyroid cyst with some septations. What does this mean? What are septations?

Walls: Septations are walls in the cyst that are benign. You should not have to worry about these results unless your health care provider says differently. ...Read more

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Was told I have a cyst on my thyroid. What is it? Endo says it doesn't do anything.Whatever that means

Was told I have a cyst on my thyroid. What is it? Endo says it doesn't do anything.Whatever that means

Listen to endo: Hi. The endo specializes in this kinda thing; listen to her/him. Cysts are very unlikely to be cancer. If you drain them, they tend to re-accumulate (unless alcohol is infused after drainage). They don't affect thyroid function. Get a second opinion if it would make you more comfortable. Good luck! ...Read more

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I was told I have cysts on my thyroids, first could this be the reason I have gained weight? What do I do next?

I was told I have cysts on my thyroids, first could this be the reason I have gained weight? What do I do next?

Check thyroid level: Having small cysts in the thyroid are usually of no significance. A solid or mostly solid nodule over 1 cm in size may need biopsy. It is important to make sure your thyroid function is normal by getting a TSH and free T4 level. If these are normal, your weight gain is due to other reasons. ...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