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What Could Cause A Solid Thyroid Nodule To Grow Quickly
Do solid benign thyroid nodules grow quickly? And could you have normal TSH levels with a solid benign nodule on the thyroid?
Nodules: Growth of thyroid nodules may represent malignancy. The only way to really know is to perform fna biopsy. Many patients with solid thyroid nodules will have normal tsh. Thyroid scans are generally no longer thought to be useful in distinguishing between benign and malignant nodules. Rai thyroid scans should be ordered in patients with suspected hyperthyroidism, not routinely for all patients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If a solid heterogeneous nodule on the thyroid is benign and not causing TSH levels to change but is growing rapidly, what is it?
Re-evaluation: If a nodule is "growing rapidly", it will need to be re-evaluated. Most likely it will need to be re-biopsy. Most of the time, a cancer can just be a speck in the nodule instead of the whole nodule so a biopsy might have missed it the first time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How is a 0.7cm hyperechoic parathyroid adenoma treated? Too small to need removed? Could this be cause of palpable supraclavicular node? Mri this wed.
Depends on bloodtest: The concern with parathyroid adenomas is they often produce too much parathyroid hormone which regulates calcium blood levels. Loss of bone density and high calcium levels result. Some adenomas only cause a slight increase and can be safely monitored with blood tests while others require surgical removal. Highly unlikely to be cause of node. ...Read more
In 2008 partial right side thyroid removed due to a single nodule that turned out to be benign. Now have fast growing nodules bilaterally, concerning?
8mm hypoechoic nodule and then nothing there a month later, according to thyroid specialist. Can a nodule resolve that quickly?
Yes: It sure can but you need to follow it to make sure it doesn't return. ...Read more
Complex thyroid nodule... Negative for malignancy ... Adenomatoid nodule with resolving hemorrhage? What? And is it still possible for it to cancerous
Low risk: The risk of malignancy in a thyroid nodule is low, especially after one negative biopsy but it is not 0%. That's why u still need to follow this nodule in time with another ultrasound to make sure it is not growing or changing significantly. If it does, u will need another biopsy or consider taking it out. The nodule u have had blood inside it which had been absorbed, thus "resolving hemorrhage". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Repeated thyroid nodule biopsy cold solid 3x7cm. How could he not get enough cells with such a large nodule? Also 2.4cm cold follicularGenetic testing
Possible: May be if nodule has fluid ( Cyst ) may not get cells ( how many times was done ? more than twice is unusual ) . If strongly suspicious for malignancy an image guided core needle biopsy , or even removal ( surgery ) Discuss with your doctor , plan of treatment Do not ignore if necessary take second opinion . ...Read more
Does medullary thryroid carcinoma will show anything on an ultrasound? Nodules or tumor will be visible? Can it be present in a normal looking thyroid
Resolution of U/S: Hi. Like all imaging modalities, there is a limit to what you can see with U/S looking at the thyroid. All cancers begin as a single cell gone bad that clonal expands (bear in mind possibility of multiple independent foci of MTC such as in MEN2's and FMTC), so at some point in their infancy, all MTC cancers are below the limit of resolution on U/S. Once nodules are biopsiable, FNA helps evaluate. ...Read more
Complex thyroid nodule biopsied said to be benign... Now regardless of the diagnosis... Could it be possible that nodule is cancerous and biopsy missed it?
Is it safe to try to conceive if i have benign and hard nodes with the diagnosis of multinodular goitre?
Yes but...........: There is no problem in coceiving with diagnosis of Multinodular goiter but you need to know functional status of thyroid gland : Is it Euthyroid, Hypothyroid or Hyperthyroid.,by blood test - TSH , Free T4 & Free T3 (liothyronine). If gland is functioning normal as supported by normal TSH then sure no problem. But if it is Hypothyroid or Hyperthyroid then that need to be controlled prior to getting pregnant. ...Read more
I have a dermoid tumor 5.3 x 6.6 cm. Can this be a reason why it is easy to gain and hard to lose weight?
NO, unlikely cause: Dermoid tumor of ovary , you are born with it , most of the time is benign , removal is the cure, weight gain is due less exercise ( or no exercise ) sedentary life , consuming more calories than required especially unhealthy junk food . If you want to want to loose weight just reverse the above and you will. ...Read more
Is it true that a fine needle aspiration of a thyroid nodule can lead to metastasis if it is cancerous?
Not true: i couldn't find where anything like this has been proven. Careful trained biopsy technique minimizes complications. You should not worry about metastasis from such a procedure, it doesn't happen. You should worry about getting a diagnosis of this nodule, then pursue recommended treatment or surveillance based on results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: It depends on the individual and their level of pain perception/discomfort. ...Read more
Is there a need to remove a thyroid cancer nodule of less than 2 CM in diameter or can it be treated naturally? Thanks
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