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What does a small non reactive left submandibular lymph node and a right side upper pole solid hypoechoic single thyroid nodule mean? worried..

Benign: small reactive node means just that,...... no worries just follow up Solitary solid nodule can be benign... rec thyroid I uptake scan if hot benign if cold on uptake scan consider biopsy ...Read more

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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Can my neck lymph node infection have anything to do with my thyroid nodule?

Can my neck lymph node infection have anything to do with my thyroid nodule?

Thyroid nodule: Lymph nodes in the neck frequently swell and then regress during minor viral illnesses. So this may have nothing to do with a thyroid nodule. However, that thyroid nodule should be worked up. Ideally with an ultrasound-directed biopsy and you should be seen by an endocrinologist. A thyroid cancer can spread to lymph nodes, although the more likely explanation is a virus. ...Read more

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Us says I have a 8 mm solid hypoechoic thyroid nodule with scattered, small cervical nonspecific lymph nodes. What chance is it malignant & it spread?

Us says I have a 8 mm solid hypoechoic thyroid nodule with scattered, small cervical nonspecific lymph nodes. What chance is it malignant & it spread?

Low risk: Thyroid nodules are very common. The risk of cancer is only 5%. The option now is to proceed wwith an ultrasound guided biopsy or to follow this closely with another ultrasound in a year and biopsy it if it grows on the subsequent ultrasound. ...Read more

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I have a small thyroid nodule that is getting biopsied next week and a hard swollen submental lymph node (normal cbc), are they related?

I have a small thyroid nodule that is getting biopsied next week and a hard swollen submental lymph node (normal cbc), are they related?

Maybe: It depends on what the thyroid problem is. I would make sure that the person doing the thyroid biopsy knows about the submental mass. It may need to be biopsied too. ...Read more

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Hi can you tell me the difference between thyroid nodules and an inflammed thyroid? My doctor said my thyroid was inflammed and he cannot feel nodules

Hi can you tell me the difference between thyroid nodules and an inflammed thyroid? My doctor said my thyroid was inflammed and he cannot feel nodules

Different: Inflammation is like a bruise, with swelling and infiltration of white blood cells. A nodule is a solid mass, which may be difficult to feel and need an ultrasound exam to discover.Episodes of inflammation can lead to the production of nodules. ...Read more

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R supraclavicular lymph node for 8 mths. 2 FNA's. Indetermined. Enlarged thyroid with bilateral nodules. L hemithyroidectomy 2 wks ago. Poss ca?

 R supraclavicular lymph node for 8 mths. 2 FNA's. Indetermined. Enlarged thyroid with bilateral nodules. L hemithyroidectomy 2 wks ago.   Poss ca?

Thyroid: You should have gotten a pathology report after the surgery by now. Call up your surgeon and ask for the report. They must not have passed on the info to you. Low probability of ca. ...Read more

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Had sono of neck, level 5 perform found a subcutaneous hypoechoic nodule consist w/ lymph node meas 1.1 x 0.2 x 0.9 C.M. Fatty hilum observe? What mea

Had sono of neck, level 5 perform found a subcutaneous hypoechoic nodule consist w/ lymph node meas 1.1 x 0.2 x 0.9 C.M. Fatty hilum observe? What mea

It is not serious: Observe means it can be watched and monitored for any further growth in size. if it increases in size such that you can feel it, then it should be removed or a biopsy done to find out the cause and rule out cancer in the lymph node. ...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


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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