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Thyroid gland hyper functioning nodule right lobe multi nodular goiter. What does this all mean?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Multinodular goiter

Hi. Your hyper-functioning nodule is producing thyroid hormone without pituitary regulation.
Since you have multiple nodules, chances are they're all overproducing thyroid hormone (aka "hot" nodules). Your radio-iodine scan will tell. Any "cold" nodule of certain size will need to be evaluated to make sure it's not cancer (you may not have any cold nodules). Treatment with 131-Iodine is easy.

In brief: Multinodular goiter

Hi. Your hyper-functioning nodule is producing thyroid hormone without pituitary regulation.
Since you have multiple nodules, chances are they're all overproducing thyroid hormone (aka "hot" nodules). Your radio-iodine scan will tell. Any "cold" nodule of certain size will need to be evaluated to make sure it's not cancer (you may not have any cold nodules). Treatment with 131-Iodine is easy.
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