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What are thyroid nodules from?

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Dr. David Geffner
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Lumps in the gland

Nodules may be single or multiple (multinodular goiter) and may be due to benign colloid accumulations or 10% of the time cancer.
See a thyroidologist to get a fine needle aspiration of any nodules that look suspicious on ultrasound.

In brief: Lumps in the gland

Nodules may be single or multiple (multinodular goiter) and may be due to benign colloid accumulations or 10% of the time cancer.
See a thyroidologist to get a fine needle aspiration of any nodules that look suspicious on ultrasound.
Dr. David Geffner
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Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Multiple things

Most thyroid nodules are benign and it is never clear why they formed.
In some cases, the nodules occur with thyroiditis, an inflammatory disease of the thyroid gland. In other cases the nodules are from thyroid cancer. Biopsies are performed because any nodule could be a cancer, it is not usually possible to tell one way or the other without a biopsy.

In brief: Multiple things

Most thyroid nodules are benign and it is never clear why they formed.
In some cases, the nodules occur with thyroiditis, an inflammatory disease of the thyroid gland. In other cases the nodules are from thyroid cancer. Biopsies are performed because any nodule could be a cancer, it is not usually possible to tell one way or the other without a biopsy.
Dr. Eric Whitman
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