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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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8 yr old grl had CT which shows 3mm thyroid nodule. It doesn't show up in radiology report; but, does show up in the doctor's notes. Why not in report?

8 yr old grl had CT which shows 3mm thyroid nodule. It doesn't show up in radiology report; but, does show up in the doctor's notes. Why not in report?

Ask the Radiologist.: You should pose this question to the Radiologist who issued the report in question. Perhaps the nodule did not correlate with the girl's symptoms. Perhaps the nodule was of such size that it was considered insignificant. Perhaps it was missed by the Radiologist & the doctor was thorough enough to look through the images & find it (double-checking other's work). In any case, it's unknown at this pt ...Read more

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My boy is 2 year and 8 month old. He was found having a 4~6 mm thyroid nodule under ultrosound exam. I’m so worried. Is there any chance it go away?

My boy is 2 year and 8 month old. He was found having a 4~6 mm thyroid nodule under ultrosound exam. I’m so worried. Is there any chance it go away?

Thyroid nodule: Please go back to the pediatrician and discuss whether or not treatment is needed.
Hope all goes well - keep me informed please. ...Read more

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I'm a 39 year old male. A thyroid nodule was found during an ultrasound. % chance of cancer?

It depends: There are many factors which affect a given nodule's risk of being a thyroid cancer. These include size, and other features visible on us (ultrasound) and patient age. Because women have many more being benign thyroid nodules than men, the risk for any one nodule is higher in a man. For a typical 1-2 centimeter (1/2-3/4 inch), that risk might be about 4% in a woman, or about 8% in a man. ...Read more

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12 year old had throbbing, pain, and discomfort on the left side of neck for 2 weeks. Doctor than found 2 thyroid nodules. What caused the pain??

Mass effect: Pain is usually a clue that something in your anatomy isn't working quite as it should. The nodules can cause pain due to the mass effect of the increased size of the nodules. It needs to be evaluated ...Read more

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I'm 28 years old, had a thyroid nodule for 2 years. Finally got a biopsy. How likely is it to be cancer?

I'm 28 years old, had a thyroid nodule for 2 years. Finally got a biopsy. How likely is it to be cancer?

Likelihood: Depends on size, whether it is solid, cystic, or complex, whether or not it is a "cold" nodule, and a lot of other things. Even if it is thyroid cancer, most of these are successfully treated with surgery with or without radiotherapy. ...Read more

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How is it a 20 yr old (so called benign) thyroid nodule have new calcification and may now be cancerous? Why not take it out years ago? Very upsettin

How is it a 20 yr old (so called benign) thyroid nodule have new calcification and may now be cancerous? Why not take it out years ago? Very upsettin

Need bx: Thyroid nodules are not uncommon. The rule is that multiple nodules are considered related to goiters and are benign. A solitary nodule has the potential of being or becoming cancerous. If I find a solitary nodule that is cold I suggest removing it. It can be a benign adenoma, but if left can convert to a carcinoma over time. ...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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My ultrasound showed thyroid nodules that are "interdeterminant" the report says with a follow up ultrasound needed in 1 year. What is that?

My ultrasound showed thyroid nodules that are "interdeterminant" the report says with a follow up ultrasound needed in 1 year. What is that?

"Indeterminate": Is not a very specific conclusion, and without any further description or review of the images, it is difficult to speculate what is the basis for the follow up recommendation. Best bet is to talk to your doc about the results. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 5 solid thyroid nodules more than a year ago, what happens if I left them untreated?

Depends: Most thyroid nodules are innocent. Unless there is cancer, no treatment is necessary. Having multiple small nodules is very unlikely to be cancer. ...Read more

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Dr said follow up u/s in one year for 7 mm hypoechoic thyroid nodule. Is this too long to wait? Or normal?

It should be Ok: Most thyroid nodules are either benign or very slow growing. So a recheck in 6 months to 12 months later is quite reasonable. ...Read more

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If you have 20% cancer in your thyroid nodule but it remove already it's possible all of your body have a cancer now feb nxt year?

If you have 20% cancer in your thyroid nodule but it remove already it's possible all of your body have a cancer now feb nxt year?

What are you asking?: Where did you hear about "20% cancer"? I'm a pathologist and that means nothing to me. The nodule's gone. Most of these never come back. If they do, they're usually pokey and manageable. You're not going to become a cancer cripple any time soon. Truth is, you need to have a talk with your physicians -- they may assume you know things about which you still have questions. Ask away. ...Read more

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How often do I need to schedule an Ultrasound for my Thyroid nodule? Each year? So far I've had two over two years, and it was small and benign

Yearly is sufficient: Yearly is sufficient. If the lesion remains stable in size, three years in a row, you may reduce the frequency in consultation with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal for one complex thyroid nodule on the left lobe to turn in to multiple complex cysts on the opposite lobe over the span of one year?

Multiple nodules: This is a common way for a multinodular goiter to begin. Nobody really understands it. The key is good cancer surveillance, and your being aware that if the radiologist can offer reassurance, serious disease is unlikely to develop. ...Read more

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7mm thyroid nodule seen on u/s, then endo did own u/s and didn't see anything. Said I could get f/u u/s in 1 year? Too long to wait? Been 10 months.

7mm thyroid nodule seen on u/s, then endo did own u/s and didn't see anything. Said I could get f/u u/s in 1 year? Too long to wait? Been 10 months.

It's OK: Thyroid nodules are very very common and a 1 year follow up for a 7mm nodule is fine. I would not worry at all if I were you. Sounds like your doctor is doing the right thing. ...Read more

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4mm hypoechoic thyroid nodule disappeared by 1 year follow up ultrasound. They didn't see any nodule on the ultrasound. Is this normal?

4mm hypoechoic thyroid nodule disappeared by 1 year follow up ultrasound. They didn't see any nodule on the ultrasound. Is this normal?

Yes: It's better to regress than progress. The nodule was not very big to begin with, it may have been a cyst and went away. I would start to worry if it had grown. ...Read more

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New 7mm hypoechoic thyroid nodule found on ultrasound. I had a 4 mm hypoechoic nodule that disappeared a year ago. Why do I keep getting these?

New 7mm hypoechoic thyroid nodule found on ultrasound. I had a 4 mm hypoechoic nodule that disappeared a year ago. Why do I keep getting these?

Common: Thyroid nodules are quite common particularly in women. Unless you nodule is greater than 1 cm or associated with concerning ultrasound findings such as calcifications or abnormal bloodflow, it does not need to be biopsied. ...Read more

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My thyroid level increased from. 92 to 1.2 now 1.63 over 3 year period. Had 1cm thyroid nodules a year ago biopsied no result. Hot flashes related?

Need more data:: You might be hyperthyroid, but a low TSH would confirm this. Also, you need a free T3 & T4 done. If TSH low you need thyroid stimulating IgG. The measurements do not specify what was measured: total or free & T3 or T4. ...Read more

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1 year thyroid nodule follow-up revealed a new thyroid nodule and the other one is no longer there. They were both hypoechoic. Chance this is cancer?

It is usually benign: The risk for a thyroid nodule to be cancerous actually is only 5-6%- and majority of thyroid nodule is benign.
Having said that, the risk of developing thyroid cancer will be higher if you have significant risk like previous exposure to radiation to the neck area at early age (childhood), family history of thyroid cancer etc.
You need to continue to f/u with your doctor and sono as indicated. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodule from 4x4x3 mm's to 6×5×3mm's in 1 year follow up. Is that something to worried about size change? Normal tsh's. do I need biopsy?

Less than 1 cm: Thyroid nodules are benign > 90% of the time. A small change of 2 mm may simply be variation in measurement. Additionally all tumors benign and malignant increase in size. In general growths less than 1 cm are usually monitored with ultrasound and a needle biopsy is performed if growing > 1 cm or sooner with concerning findings/calcifications on ultrasound. ...Read more

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solid thyroid nodule was 3.3 last year now 3.5 cm. Fna biopsy normal in 2011. should I be concern. Endo said see me one yr with ultrasound. Worried?

Thyroid nodule: You already know that the nodule was benign in 2011. 3.3 vs 3.5 cm is basically the same. Since you had the ultrasound, you should see your endo, and probably get new set of thyroid tests, but it does not need to be urgent if you are feeling well. ...Read more

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Hashimito's plus thyroid nodule. FNA benign 1 year ago. Repeat ultrasound shows thickened isthmus from what was 4 MM to 6MM. Is this same as goiter?

Hashimito's plus thyroid nodule. FNA benign 1 year ago. Repeat ultrasound shows thickened isthmus from what was 4 MM to 6MM. Is this same as goiter?

Possibly: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis based on autoimmunity. On gross examination, there is often a hard goitre, not painful.
Goiter is an abnormal swelling of thyroid resulting in a lump in the neck. It arises from many causes, including under- or overactive thyroid, iodine deficiency and, rarely, thyroid cancer If nodule enlarges and is cold may need bx again ...Read more

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You answered a question a while back about 2 thyroid nodules that were found last year. As 1 is lying too deep and near a Artery they were unsuccessful getting a clear sample using FNA. They are going monitor me 6 monthly intervals and do ultra sound scan

Probably benign: We are concerned when there is a solitary cold nodule of the thyroid. This usually represents an adenoma with a potential for malignant transformation. When there is more than one nodule this most likely is multinodular goiter. Aspiration is not always correct in terms of interpretation. If the scan does not show enlargement then on can probably wait with follow up scan ...Read more

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Could it happen such that a benign thyroid nodule turn into malignant years later?

Could it happen such that a benign thyroid nodule turn into malignant years later?

Not likely: Benign thyroid nodules almost always remain that way. The more likely instance is that a malignant nodule grew within the benign nodule (more likely when the benign nodule is large). These are usually examined on ultrasound and biopsies via fine needle aspiration or core biopsy. Read more about it here: http://www. Conciergeradiologist. Com/ultrasound-guided-biopsy. Html. ...Read more

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I have a complex thyroid nodule that was much smaller but has grown to 2.9 CM (it was less than a CM 7 years ago) and I can feel it, do I need surgery?

FineNeedle aspiratio: 4-7 % thyroid nodules can be cancerous. What was your TSH levels. Was a fine needle aspiration (FNA) ever performed on this nodule? If TSH IS NORMAL get FNA! If TSH lower than normal get Nuclear Thyroid Scan. If scan shows non functioning nodule...then get FNA. If FUNCTIONING NODULE check FT4 and T3 (liothyronine) levels. Good luck. ...Read more

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If one-4 cm and two tiny benign thyroid nodules were removed 11 years ago, what are chances new nodules are malignant?

If one-4 cm and two tiny benign thyroid nodules were removed 11 years ago, what are chances new nodules are malignant?

Thyroid nodules: The chances of malignant nodules 11 years after removal of thyroid nodules is very unlikely.
Have you experienced any issues 11 years after thyroid nodules removed?
If yes, pl;ease see your doctor.
If no, relax and enjoy. ...Read more

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