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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

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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How large does a thyroid nodule have to be for doctors to decide to operate. The thyroid blood tests came out negative. My thyroid is normal in size but I have a 2.2 x0.76x.99cm nodule on the right lobe and a. 48 nodule on left. Will the dr. Decide to ope

How large does a thyroid nodule have to be for doctors to decide to operate. The thyroid blood tests came out negative. My thyroid is normal in size but I have a 2.2 x0.76x.99cm nodule on the right lobe and a. 48 nodule on left. Will the dr. Decide to ope

Yes, biopsy: If the report didn't say that this is a cyst, then you should get a fine needle biopsy. If negative, it can be followed with serial ultrasound as long as it is not causing problem swallowing or breathing now. If the mass grows on subsequent ultrasound, you can then re biopsy or just proceed with surgery. In any case, keep close eye on the mass, at least once/year with an ultrasound. ...Read more

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I have a thyroid nodule. I've had blood work done an a ultrasound. The doc is a little worried now have to have a nuclear scan. Should I be worried?

Hyperthyroid?: Hi. For your nodule, unless you're hyperthyroid, the nuclear medicine scan will tell you NOTHING your doc doesn't already know from looking at your TSH and free T4. Assuming you're NOT hyperthyroid, the scan will show a "cold" nodule, which we already know if your TSH is normal. You need a fine needle aspiration biopsy for cytology to see if it's cancer. That's it. Then proceed from there. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodule has grown from 3.1 to 3.6 CM with normal blood tests except ALT 165 and AST 77. Any realation? Cause of elevated enzymes? No on any med

Thyroid nodule has grown from 3.1 to 3.6 CM with normal blood tests except ALT 165 and AST 77. Any realation? Cause of elevated enzymes? No on any med

No relationship: A solitary nodule of the thyroid urrelatede to elevated liver enzymes. When a solitary nodule enlarges and is unrelated to a goitre, there is a potential for this nodule which if solid on sonogram and non funtional on scan might represent a transforming adenoma and as such should be resected. The elevated liver enzymes should be evaluated separately. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodule at 3.4 x 4.7 x 2.3cm. Blood tests confirm all is normal. Ultrasound shows heterogeneous iso/small area hypechoic. Chances of cancer?

Thyroid nodule at 3.4 x 4.7 x 2.3cm. Blood tests confirm all is normal. Ultrasound shows heterogeneous iso/small area hypechoic. Chances of cancer?

Yes, some: You need to see an endocrinologist. Who would likely do a fine needle aspiration (fna) biopsy. Thyroid cancer needs to be ruled out by further testing. It has to be a consideration in your case. But thyroid cancer is easily treatable and highly curable (>95%). ...Read more

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Feel poorly, tired, keep swallowing, depressed, ache like I have a temperature (but don't) large thyroid nodule, blood test and biopsy normal?

Feel poorly, tired, keep swallowing, depressed, ache like I have a temperature (but don't) large thyroid nodule, blood test and biopsy normal?

Discuss with doctor: You seem to know the issue responsible for the symptoms, depression. Please consult with your doctor for therapy and medication. It will be hard to get started, but doing 30 minutes of as vigorous exercise, as you can tolerate, each day will do you a world of good. ...Read more

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I have a 3.5cm thyroid nodule with lower neck swelling, but normal TSH, T3, T4 blood levels. What could be causing this?

I have a 3.5cm thyroid nodule with lower neck swelling, but normal TSH, T3, T4 blood levels. What could be causing this?

Goiter or Cancer?: A Thyroud mass can be benign in which case it is called a Goiter. There is about 10% risk that it can be a cancer. You should see your physician for further trests such as an ultrasound and or a Needle biopsy. Blood tests only show if your thyoid functions are normal or not. Since these are normal, you now need to go to the next step of further evaluation to find the cause of your Thyroid nodule. ...Read more

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Blood test TSH 3.40--considered "high" per lab. Has reference range changed lately? Free T4. 9 (normal range) have thyroid nodule, prolactinoma

That TSH: While technically normal is considered by many to be slightly high relative to your age. Discuss it with your rotor. Hypothyroidism can increase prolactin somewhat. If you're taking cabergoline, it needs to be taken twice a week to be effective. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodule, blood and biopsy fine. What the next step.

Thyroid nodule, blood and biopsy fine. What the next step.

Good: Now relax, and go for your doctors regular scheduled follow up appointments. ...Read more

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Can my thyroid nodule be related to high blood calcium level?

Can my thyroid nodule be related to high blood calcium level?

Parathyroid likely: When high calcium levels are seen, an apparent thyroid nodule is actually an intrathyroidal parathyroid gland. ...Read more

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I have a 5 CM thyroid nodule w/ blood flow, report says needs biopsy, what does this mean?

I have a 5 CM thyroid nodule w/ blood flow, report says needs biopsy, what does this mean?

Needle biopsy: Nodules of that size can be biopsied using a technique called fine needle aspiration. The skin over the nodule is numbed with a local anesthetic. Then, usually with ultrasound guidance, a needle is passed through the skin into the nodule. A small sample is taken and then analyzed under a microscope. ...Read more

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Temperature 94.2 and terrible overall body pain. I have a thyroid nodule and 1 of 3 blood tests have shown abnormal thyroid in the last 6 months?

Temperature 94.2 and terrible overall body pain. I have a thyroid nodule and 1 of 3 blood tests have shown abnormal thyroid in the last 6 months?

See MD ASAP: Please see MD ASAP. I hope your temperature reading is wrong but if you feel tired and have a goiter myxedema coma could become a concern in your differential diagnosis. Need endocrinology consult tempo to be immediate or ER at level 1 hospital with endo on duty ...Read more

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Homogeneous solid thyroid nodule measuring 1.6x1.9x2.8cm increased peripheral and intranodular blood flow. Had biopsy. How suspicious and concerning?

Worth a Biopsy: It was suspicious enough to warrant a biopsy. You had one. The results will be back soon and you will know one way or another. Most turn out to be benign. ...Read more

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I have a thyroid nodule that has increased in size from mm's to 1.6cm and hypoechoic associated with calcification. Increased blood flow also?

Needle Biopsy: It is likely that there will be a recommendation for a needle biopsy of the nodule. This is done usually under ultrasound guidance and local anesthesia as an out-patient procedure. If there is evidence of a cancer then further treatment such as surgery will be required. Good luck. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodule that was diagnosed as benign 3 years ago. Today on ultrasound it showed blood flow (it didn't before). Could this be cancer? It's. 88cm

Thyroid nodule that was diagnosed as benign 3 years ago. Today on ultrasound it showed blood flow (it didn't before). Could this be cancer? It's. 88cm

Could be: The only way you know for sure is to have a pathologist take a look at a tissue sample. Have a biopsy or excision done. ...Read more

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Doctor called that my SECOND FNA for 2.7cm thyroid nodule was FLUS AGAIN. ThyroseqV2 for SECOND time was blood/too few cells to be diagnostic What now?

Doctor called that my SECOND FNA for 2.7cm thyroid nodule was FLUS AGAIN. ThyroseqV2 for SECOND time was blood/too few cells to be diagnostic What now?

A little confused?: FLUS=follicular lesion of undetermined sig. There have to be cells to make this diag. The usual thing is to redo the US/if nec FNA in a few months, dep on US. If there are cells a Thyroseq. V2 is very accurate for mutations. This sounds non-diagnostic. Make sure doc doing FNA is experienced. Likely need repeat. Ask for pathologist to reread. If 3rd FNA->path look immed to make sure adeq. New doc? ...Read more

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Can having a goiter and thyroid nodules make you feel unwell.. im so exhausted, my blood tests are not showing I have an under or over active thyroid?

Can having a goiter and thyroid nodules make you feel unwell.. im so exhausted, my blood tests are not showing I have an under or over active thyroid?

Unlikely: Nodules of the thyroid usually produce no symptoms unless they are very large and pushing on your breathing or swallowing tube. If thyroid blood tests are normal, it means that your tiredness is related to something else. Other common causes are anemia, depression, diabetes, lack of exercise. You should see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodules found on right and left side biggest 1/2 inch. Blood test results SEG relative 78.6 lymphocyte 12 WBC 10.0 RDW 15.0 RBC4.23 Monocyte.

Hemoglobin: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the results you provided do not show any serious anomaly. You did not state your hemoglobin, if it is above 12 then your lab test results are okay. These tests have no relation to thyroid nodules. ...Read more

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Dry mouth and dry blood on tongue and bloody phlegm. Can it be caused from thyroid nodule? Have been diagnosed with a 1cm nodule calcified within.

Dry mouth and dry blood on tongue and bloody phlegm. Can it be caused from thyroid nodule? Have been diagnosed with a 1cm nodule calcified within.

Not related: Thyroid calcifications will not bleed into the oral cavity. Dry mouth (and likely dry throat and nasal passages) will often result in blood from the gums or the delicate tissues of the nose. A bloody nose can reveal itself inwardly ("post-nasal drip") or externally when the nose is blown. Have your. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

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Thyroid Nodules (Definition)

Masses in the thyroid that vary in size and should be ...Read more