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What medications treat follicular adenoma thyroid nodules?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Usually none.

If the follicular adenoma is causing hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone), treatment is usually either surgery or radioactive iodine to kill the tumor. Thyroid-blocking meds such as Methimazole or ptu (propylthiouracil) may be used to lower thyroid levels before one of these other treatments.
If thyroid levels are normal, no treatment is needed, but surgery is sometimes done to make sure the tumor is benign.

In brief: Usually none.

If the follicular adenoma is causing hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone), treatment is usually either surgery or radioactive iodine to kill the tumor. Thyroid-blocking meds such as Methimazole or ptu (propylthiouracil) may be used to lower thyroid levels before one of these other treatments.
If thyroid levels are normal, no treatment is needed, but surgery is sometimes done to make sure the tumor is benign.
Dr. Susan Wingo
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Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: None

Medications are not used to treat follicular thyroid nodules.
Usually they are observed only or removed surgically.

In brief: None

Medications are not used to treat follicular thyroid nodules.
Usually they are observed only or removed surgically.
Dr. Eric Whitman
Dr. Eric Whitman
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