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Thyroid Nodule Hot Flash
No period in 3 yrs bloated & heavy breasts but not pregnant, no hot flashes always cold. Have thyroid nodules and fibroids. Is this menopause or pcos?
Probably neither...: Please see a doctor -live, in person - not everything can be diagnosed online, and you sound like you could use the help...Do it. ...Read more
Images: "hot" or "cold" is a term related to the appearance on nuclear medicine imaging. A "hot" nodule is one that is too active, and secretes hormone, but benign. A cold nodule takes up less tracer. About 20% of these are malignant, and so they are biopsied. Cysts will also show up cold as they are fluid rather than tissue, so this study should be interpreted along side an ultrasound. ...Read more
Is a solid thyroid nodule considered hot or cold? I have a solid nodule but did not specify if it was hot or cold
I had some cold thyroid nodules years ago. Now my blood work showed 0.06 tsh. Can a cold nodule turn into a hot one, will followup with a t3t4.
Concern with nodule: If you have cold nodule of thyroid , main is concern is not thyroid function which can be managed easily but the nature of the nodule , weather it is benign or malignant. In your next visit most likely you will have FNA ( fine needle aspiration ) sample will give the answer . Speak to your doctor Good Luck ...Read more
I had thyroid nodules a few years ago that turned out cold but benign.Now years later my Tsh is .05 but normal t4-t3. can cold nodules turn hot??
Not same connotation: Clod nodule means , did not take ( uptake ) radio active iodine do not have functioning thyroid tissue ,tend to have higher incidence of cancers as much as 15 % , hot nodule has functioning thyroid tissue less incidence of cancer. Now analogy is simple your did not have cancer tissue , just need close follow up & a good news ...Read more
Not usually: We do not recommend removing just the nodule. The recurrence risk is high and the secondary operation is more dangerous due to scarring. Typically we remove one half of the thyroid (lobectomy) or the whole thing (total thyroidectomy) depending on the specific pathology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on type: If cancer, surgical removal and then treatment, possibly with radioactive iodine. If benign, but causing hyperthyroidism, then treat with radioactive iodine, antithyroid medicines, or possibly surgery. If benign and not causing symptoms, can watch closely (after benign biopsy) or use thyroid medicine to suppress growth of the nodule. If it causes symptoms (trouble swallowing), surgery. ...Read more
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