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What Causes Sudden Thyroid Nodule Pain Means
Several things: It could be a colloid cyst - an accumulation of thyroid hormone. It could be a benign adenoma - an area of thyroid gland that is growing slightly differently/faster than the rest of the gland. Most physicians follow benign thyroid nodules to see if they are growing or changing, which may necessitate another biopsy. ...Read more
Multiple thyroid nodules. Biobsy result 'sample bloody'. Wat does that mean? Should it be repeated?
Depends on size: If you have multiple small nodules less than 1 cm, it is often difficult to get adequate specimen, and it is more than likely that the pathologist will see only blood. Depending on the size and nature of your nodules, you may want to have a 6 month follow-up ultrasound or have a repeat if the nodule is large. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4cm thyroid nodule significantly decreasing in size within a week (now barely noticeable). What can cause this?
I have several thyroid nodules and had the smallest biopsied. It is benign. Does that mean all the others are too?
Nodules: Not really - they should have biopsied a few more for completeness and we would all be satisfied. ...Read more
Possible: It can if it's large enough.Get a more detailed answer ›
Nodules hypothyroid: The most common cause of low thyroid is autoimmune Hashimoto's thyroiditis. The lumps in the thyroid can and do exist with the Hashimoto's but don't cause the underlying problem. It is possible that a thyroid gland can become so full of thyroid nodules that it becomes unfunctional, but this is unusual. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your Dr is the guide: You need to tell us more...Why did you go to your doctor to start with? What has he/she advised you to do?. The cause of pain is unknown. It can be bleeding into a cyst. Cancer cannot be excluded unless you get this thyroid nodule removed surgically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most: Thyroid nodules are benign some however can be cancerous. If you have a lump in your thyroid it should be followed closely by your doctor. Most benign thyroid nodules occur spontaneously without any known cause. As often happens with organs that have a secretory function (ie ovaries)fluid filled inclusions can form and grow. Follow-up with your treating physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very common...: And most patients have them by the time they are elderly. The vast majority are benign. Please see your physician to review/obtain blood work, physical examination and any necessary imaging. Some nodules need to be biopsied to determine if it is benign. Your physician can work out an appropriate plan to manage your thyroid nodule. ...Read more
It means irregular: Heterogeneous is the opposite of homogenous. Any thyroid nodule which is irregular and over 1cm in size needs to be investigated further. This may need a biopsy especially if it is growing or has increased in size over a period of 3 months. You should have your doctor guide you or send you to an endocrinologist. For a second opinion and further advice. ...Read more
Decreased echoes: Ultrasound exam of thyroid gland can show nodules of decreased echogenicity (hypo dense or hypo echoic)), increased echogenicity (hyper dense or hyper echoic) or mixed with areas of both imaging qualities. Hypodense has usually more consistency of fluid like cyst and hyper dense more like solid tumor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My husband has been diagnosed with thyroid nodules which are solid and have micro calcifications. What does this mean?
Needs a biopsy: The most common form of thyroid cancer (papillary) has certain features on us that let us know if a nodule is worrisome. Microcalcifications is one of them. He should have a biopsy. Although thyroid ca is generally curable, it is a bit more serious in males than females and thus this should be followed up with a u/s guided - needle biopsy by an experienced physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean if there is 2 thyroid nodules in a child (12) ? Is it most likely cancer? Or is it less likely cancer?
Less likely...: But answer depends on over all personal, family hx. ...Read more
Do all nodules caused by Hashimotos have similar characteristics? Do they have a greater or lower chance of being cancerous as other thyroid nodules?
Hmm: Microcalcifications in a thyroid nodule are from small calcium deposits in the cells. Thyroid cancer can be associated with this finding, however, benign nodules can also have them. A nodule with microcalcifications should have a fine needle aspiration to help diagnose which it is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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