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Thyroid Nodule With Oncocytic Change
4 weeks ago i had a biopsy done on a thyroid nodule which came back clear but i feel poorly, with symptoms of thyroid problems could it have changed?
I have a Thyroid Nodule and the ultrasound showed it was not cancerous. Two years it hasn't changed. Can it become cancerous?
Nodule: Unlikely, but you should have another study to be sure. ...Read more
Thyroid nodule from 4x4x3 mm's to 6×5×3mm's in 1 year follow up . Is that something to worried about size change? normal tsh's . do i need biopsy?
Less than 1 cm: Thyroid nodules are benign > 90% of the time. A small change of 2 mm may simply be variation in measurement. Additionally all tumors benign and malignant increase in size. In general growths less than 1 cm are usually monitored with ultrasound and a needle biopsy is performed if growing > 1 cm or sooner with concerning findings/calcifications on ultrasound. ...Read more
Blood test TSH 3.40--considered "high" per lab . Has reference range changed lately? Free T4 .9 (normal range)
have thyroid nodule, prolactinoma
Variable: Thyroid nodules are variable in their growth patterns. Some can grow quickly in size, particularly if there is a cystic component to the nodule. Your doctor will usually suggest an ultrasound to follow the growth of the nodule every 6 months to one year, depending on the level of suspicion. ...Read more
Usually not: In the distant past, thyroid hormone was used to 'shrink' nodules. More recent studies with ultrasound monitoring has shown that most nodules do not shrink with thyroid hormone treatment. Because thyroid cancer is the fastest increasing cancer in women, it is important to follow most thyroid nodules with ultrasound. With hashimoto's thyroiditis, there can be false or pseudonodules. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer