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Thyroid Nodule Affect Singing Voice
Thyroid nodules. 17x10x14mm Hoarse voice. Microcalcification w/ mild increased vascularity. Hoarse voice. Labs normal. FNA next week. Cancer? Thanks
Often not at all: If they do not produce excess thyroid hormone, they have minimal effect on the rest of the body unless they are actually follicular cancers, and spread to other parts of the body. If they do overproduce thyroid hormone, typical hyperthyroid symptoms may occur: feeling hot, shaky, sweaty, heart pounding, poor sleep, poor concentration, bone loss, weight loss or weight gain., ^ appetite. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was told that my ultrasound showed a cyst on my thyroid nodule, could that be causing my on & off, but lately, more frequent hoarse/gravely voice?
Depends on problem: 3 major categories of potential health issues caused by thyroid nodules: a) large size affecting swallowing, breathing, voice ; b) over active production of thyroid hormone (hyperthyroid) ; and c) ~5% of nodules are cancer. Methimazole and ptu are pills that block thyroid hormone production, treating b) above. Radioactive i-131 can shrink/destroy nodule, treating a) and b). Need surgery for c). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had US Thyroid nodule 3.2 CM in Nov '13 and End. said not need for FNA but I insisted and had it in June '14. Results-indeterminate what does this mean?
Consult pathologist: It is likely that the material provided was not sufficient to render a definitive diagnosis. It may help to have a conversation, along with your doctor, with the pathologist who examined the FNA material. S/he may be able to voice any concerns the FNA material generated to submit the "indeterminate" report. ...Read more
I have a malignant thyroid nodule (papillary) right next to my carotid artery. What risks are there?
Minimal: The thyroid gland lives near the jugular vein and carotid artery but those are rarely at risk. Generally total thyroidectomy with I-131 is curative most of the time. The most common risks are to the voice box nerves and calcium glands next to the thyroid. Long term surveillance is appropriate. ...Read more
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