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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?

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

Dr. James Eaker
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Hot Flashes (Definition)

Hot flashes are feelings of warmth that are most intense in the head, neck, and chest areas. They can result in extreme perspiration, which can lead to chills. Hot flashes are generally linked to menopause but might also be a result ...Read more


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Thyroid nodules (hot or cold)? How can you tell which is which?

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

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Is a solid thyroid nodule considered hot or cold? I have a solid nodule but did not specify if it was hot or cold

Is a solid thyroid nodule considered hot or cold? I have a solid nodule but did not specify if it was hot or cold

Thyroid scan: You can't tell if a nodule is hot or cold for sure on a thyroid ultrasound. A test called thyroid uptake and scan is what's needed to determine if a nodule is hot or cold. ...Read more

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Can a thyroid nodule be determined hot or cold after it's removed?

Can a thyroid nodule be determined hot or cold  after it's removed?

No: You can tell if something is "hot" or "cold" on a thyroid scan. We use it to decide what to do with the nodule. Once it's removed, it doesn't matter if it's hot or cold. You will not be able to tell with certainty once it's removed. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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??

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

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Can thyroid nodules be removed without having to remove the thyroids?

Can thyroid nodules be removed without having to remove the thyroids?

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 more

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Can you have thyroid nodules shrunk without having to take them out surgically?

Can you have thyroid nodules shrunk without having to take them out surgically?

Yes: Some radiologists and endocrinologists have been injecting nodules with alcohol to shrink them. It is very painful but it usually works. Thyroid hormone does not usually shrink most nodules. ...Read more

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Would i be able to have thyroid nodules shrunk without having to take them out surgically?

Would i be able to have thyroid nodules shrunk without having to take them out surgically?

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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What does a thyroid nodule look like?

What does a thyroid nodule look like?

It depends: Thyroid nodules can be filled with fluid, solid tissue or calcified. Depending on how you look at them, ct, mri, us, they can have varying appearances. ...Read more

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


Dr. Adam Lewis
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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