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US shows Multinodular thyroid (.6 cm, .4 cm)goiter but predominate solid nodule is 3.2cm has new calcific and increased vascularity what does this mean?

Needs further workup: Any nodule over 1cm should undergo at the very minimum a fine needle aspiration biopsy. A recommendation may also be made to bypass the needle biopsy and proceed to thyroidectomy given the new calcifications which place the nodule in a higher risk category. Discuss these and other options with your primary care physician and/or specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


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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?

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?

Thyroid nodule: Usually don't cause symptoms unless large and pushing on nearby structures. Was your thyroid level checked and if so was it normal. If not checked it is a simple blood test so discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can hashimoto cause swallowing problems? Anti-tpo over 1300, 2 nodules , plus one calcified nodule, each less that 1 sm. On Armour Thyroid meds

Can  hashimoto cause swallowing problems?  Anti-tpo  over 1300, 2 nodules , plus  one calcified nodule, each less that 1 sm. On Armour Thyroid meds

Swallowing difficult: Yes -- if the goiter is large. Have a gastroenterologist perform a "swallowing study". Armour is crap -- don't use it. Use only synthetic thyroid hormone replacement. Calcified nodules often need biopsy or excision to determine cancer likelihood. ...Read more

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0,5cm hypoechoic nodule with rim calcification was found on my thyroid US.I have no symptoms at all and the us was done 4fertility issues.is that bad?

Follow see growth: Calcifications may be a sign in perhaps 25% of nodules. No biosy neede as yet. If reat US is done and growth note a fine needle biopsy isindicated ...Read more

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I'm worried about having a thyroid fna this week. U/s shows calcification and hypoechoic nodule that is increasing in size. What is the worst case ?

I'm worried about having a thyroid fna this week. U/s shows calcification and hypoechoic nodule that is increasing in size. What is the worst case ?

Obviously...: ...Biggest concern is thyroid cancer, but it tends to be very curable with early diagnosis. (i've seen teens with thyroid ca and a complete cure.) the earlier you get this done, the better off you'll be in the long run. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the difference between a thyroid nodule and a calcification?

Tumor vs. Ca++: A thyroid nodule is a growth in the gland composed of thyroid tissue that might be undergoing change to a premalignant or malignant form. In certain growths or possibly traumatic sites the tissue allows for the deposition of calciuim into the area or growth and is most often associate with a benign process taking place in the thyroid gland. ...Read more

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I had a thyroid ultra sound done and the results says I have a nodule on the right lobe measuring 2.2x0.76x0.99cm and on the left lobe I have subcentimeter nodule with associated calcification which measures 0.48x0.22x0.44 -isthmus 0.28 what does this m

I had a thyroid  ultra sound done and the results says I have a nodule on the right lobe measuring 2.2x0.76x0.99cm and on the left lobe I have subcentimeter nodule with associated  calcification which measures 0.48x0.22x0.44 -isthmus 0.28 what does this m

Multinodular goiter: You have multinodular goiter which is not uncommon. These nodules most likely have been there for many years and is just now getting detected. In general 95% of these nodules are non-cancerous. What you need is to follow them yearly with ultrasound and evaluate (biopsy) them if they grow in the future. The right nodule is large enough that it should be biopsy now. See your doc to discuss this. ...Read more

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Does calcification of thyroid nodules mean cancer?

No: But in the setting of a solid nodule they are a marker for possible cancer and often lead to needle biopsy. ...Read more

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Can calcification in thyroid nodules mean you have cancer?

It could...: As mentioned, there are both benign and malignant causes of calcifications within the thyroid. A biopsy of the nodule should be able to clarify the situation. ...Read more

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Can calcification in thyroid nodules mean you have cancer?

No: However, certain patterns of calcification raise the risk that a nodule could be malignant. When in doubt, needle biopsy is advised. ...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. Oscar Novick
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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