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Thyroid Nodule Feel Sick
What's your opinion on doing a fna biopsy on a thyroid nodule that is "ill-defined" and "hypervascular" but only 6 mm?
7 x 17 mm large thyroid nodule, others also, cause dizziness, tingling, head numbness, sick feeling?
No: But it should be evaluated and biopsied. Make sure you're on brand name replacement. ...Read more
My ultrasound showed cervical lymphadenopathy and hetergeneous ill-defined solid thyroid nodule. Could this be cancer?
In certain cases: Many thyroid nodules need to be surgically removed, while others will never require surgery. Each case is individualized and there are many gray areas. It is really difficult to give a meaningful response to that question in the absence of a history and physical examination. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 (propylthiouracil) 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 2 more doctor answers
Complicated question: Most nodules are initially treated with a biopsy. Additional therapy, if any, will depend on the results of that biopsy and any other symptoms or signs associated with that nodule. In truth, the treatment for any thyroid nodule is very individualized and impossible to generalize further. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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