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Thyroid Nodules And Estrogen Changes
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
Went in for followup u/s for left thyroid nodule. Came back as nothing on left but new nodule on right. Worried they got the sides mixed up. Possible?
Not likely: Ultrasound exams are performed by trained technicians and supervised by physicians on site, so a mix up is unlikely. It is, however, common for many people to have multinodular goiter, meaning many cysts on both sides of the gland. These are usually benign & require no further evaluation. If concerned, a needle biopsy can be performed. ...Read more
In certain cases: Many thyroid nodules need to be surgically removed, while others will never require surgery. Each case is individualized and there are many gray areas. It is really difficult to give a meaningful response to that question in the absence of a history and physical examination. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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