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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


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What does the thyroid with nodules look like?

What does the thyroid with nodules look like?

Varies: Nodules may be visible lumps beneath the surface or invisible ones in the body of the organ, that may be palpable by trained fingers. Ultrasound & radionuclide scans are used to visualize & help characterize them. See doc for thyroid blood tests & follow-up imaging studies if needed. ...Read more

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What does a thyroid nodule look like?

What does a thyroid nodule look like?

It depends: Thyroid nodules can be filled with fluid, solid tissue or calcified. Depending on how you look at them, ct, mri, us, they can have varying appearances. ...Read more

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Had 7mm thyroid nodule that went away in a month.Also found to have thyroiditis.Dr said thyroiditis can cause thyroid to look like it has a nodule?

Had 7mm thyroid nodule that went away in a month.Also found to have thyroiditis.Dr said thyroiditis can cause thyroid to look like it has a nodule?

Correct: Your doctor is right. Ultrasound picks up the most tiny of abberations, and a 7 mm nodule may well be of no consequence, or be part of the heterogeneity of hashimotos thyroiditis or scarring left over from subacute thyroiditis. A cancerous nodule would not "go away" so you don't need to worry. ...Read more

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Throid nodules. Upper right lobe hot, lower right lobe cold 3.4cm. Does that mean I have hyper and hypo thyriodism at the same time?

Throid nodules. Upper right lobe hot, lower right lobe cold 3.4cm. Does that mean I have hyper and hypo thyriodism at the same time?

No, the activity: of individual nodules on a thyroid scan may not, in and of themselves, imply hyper or hypothyroidism, which are diagnoses based on systemic symptoms and blood levels. Certainly, however, an autonomous hot nodule could result in hyperthyroidism. Cold nodules have a higher chance of malignancy(although still relatively low), and biopsy may be indicated. ...Read more

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What does a nodule in your thyroid feel like?

What does a nodule in your thyroid feel like?

Depends on size: You might not feel anything if it's small. Otherwise, it could feel like a lump, a node and if it's big enough, it can feel like a growth/mass on your neck. If it's liquid, like a cyst, it could be soft. If it's a solid growth, it could be rubbery and if it's calcified, it could have a rock/hard feel to it. ...Read more

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I found out I have thyroid Nodule and it feels like it growing, why is it growing. ?

Can't feel: Hi. I've dealt with thyroid nodules my whole career, both benign and malignant. Yo can't feel a nodule grow. Have your doctor do a needle aspiration biopsy if indicated, respond accordingly, and follow size with ultrasound if benign. ...Read more

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How serious can nodule thyroid can be?

Depends: On the type of thyroid nodule and what the biopsy says and if it is an active nodule or malignant ...Read more

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What is a not active nodule on my thyroid?

What is a not active nodule on my thyroid?

It depends: A, "not active" nodule of the thyroid, also referred to as a, "cold nodule" was classically one which did not trap various radioactive tags on nuclear thyroid scanning. Classically, a solitary cold nodule was felt to be at a 50% risk for harboring a malignancy. As a result, such nodules are often subjected to needle biopsy, frequently under ultrasound guidance, for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of nodules on a thyroid..

Thyroid nodules: Thyroid nodules may have no symptoms, may have symptoms of an overactive thyroid, or an under active thyroid. Please see your doctor, explain any symptoms, and then the doctor will examine you and decide what the next moves are if needed. ...Read more

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What is a low non- attenuated nodule on thyroid?

What is a low non- attenuated  nodule on thyroid?

Thyroid nodule: Thyroid nodules in women are common. Most thyroid nodules are benign. Dependent on size and other characteristics a needle aspiration biopsy is often performed to stratify whether surgery is required. ...Read more

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Can a benign nodule in a thyroid turn into bad ones?

Can a benign nodule in a thyroid turn into bad ones?

No: Thyroid cancers start as thyroid cancers and form cancerous nodules. Benign nodules start benign and do not become malignant. ...Read more

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What are indeterminate complex nodules in my thyroid?

What are indeterminate complex nodules in my thyroid?

Indeterminant: You did not mention about findings of ultrasound and thyroid scan. Please have fresh look with experienced endocrinologist, expert pathologist and thyroid surgeon. You can have slide read by other thyroid pathologist or have second fna by experience endocrinologist. 25-50% cancer rate. Complex nodules must be watched closely. Please read thyroid nodule at http://doctorrajput.Com thanks. ...Read more

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Just found out I have a nodule of .4cm on my thyroid right side is this bad?

Thyroid nodules: Thyroid nodules are common, especially when ultrasound is used. Because of the the size limits are commonly used to determine who needs a biopsy, along with other factors such as personal and family history, and other characteristics. Most nodules less than 1 cm do not need to be biopsied. Follow-up at that size might also not be required very frequently. ...Read more

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Do I have to have my entire thyroid removed if I only have nodules in one side?

Do I have to have my entire thyroid removed if I only have nodules in one side?

Depends: It depends on the nature of the nodule. If it is malignant, then the whole gland needs to come out. If it is benign, then even the nodules need not be removed. ...Read more

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Thyroid has several nodules but told they are fine as they are small. Should i be concerned?

Thyroid has several nodules but told they are fine as they are small. Should i be concerned?

Probably not: 95% of solitary nodules benign.High-resolution ultrasonography reveals nodules as small as 2 mm in 35% to 67% of the general population.Common benign nodules include adenomas, thyroid cysts, and hashimoto's thyroiditis.Us characteristics of nodules suggest cancer: marked hypoechogenicity, irregular margins, vascularity, shape, solid components.Most biopsied nodules greater than one cm. In diameter. ...Read more

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I have nodules on my thyroid that is not working do I have to remove it or no please advise?

I have nodules on my thyroid that  is not working do I  have to remove it or no please advise?

Depends: Depends on how big the nodules are and whether or not they are causing any compressive symptoms now. If they are small and not causing swallowing or breathing problems, you could just follow them in time with ultrasound. If the subsequent ultrasounds show growing modules, you might consider biopsy then. ...Read more

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What does 2 left thyroid love nodules measuring 1.3 by 1.1cm and 0.7 by 0.6cm mean for my thyroid?

Hard to say: You need to find out more about the nodules. A thyroid scan may help to further classify the nodules. Also a biopsy may be needed. A thyroid nodule may be as simple as a cyst or something more concerning. The additional testing will be able to differentiate it for you. ...Read more

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Hi I've got under active thyroid & I've now found out that I have nodules on my right side what could be wrong?

Thyroid nodules: When a thyroid gland becomes underactive, often it can get fibrotic (scar tissue), and that can appear as nodules. Also, the elevated TSH from when you were hypo will stimulate thyroid growth. Thyroid nodules raise the issue of thyroid cancer, but the likelihood is low, especially if the nodules are small (. ...Read more

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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