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Are thyroid nodules common?

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Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Thyroid nodules occur in up to 50% of the worlds population.
Modern ultrasound equipment can detect very small nodules that were not detectable with older machines. Only about 5% of nodules are cancerous. Nodules tend to increase in frequency as one matures.

In brief: Yes

Thyroid nodules occur in up to 50% of the worlds population.
Modern ultrasound equipment can detect very small nodules that were not detectable with older machines. Only about 5% of nodules are cancerous. Nodules tend to increase in frequency as one matures.
Dr. Robert Lang
Dr. Robert Lang
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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Very

Very common, more common in females than males. Majority are benign.

In brief: Very

Very common, more common in females than males. Majority are benign.
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Dr. Farhad Sigari
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Dr. Alen Cohen
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Very

Thyroid nodules are extremely among the general population, more so in women than men.
About 80% of nodules are benign in women and about 70% are benign in men. But all nodules over 1cm should be evaluated by a specialist.

In brief: Very

Thyroid nodules are extremely among the general population, more so in women than men.
About 80% of nodules are benign in women and about 70% are benign in men. But all nodules over 1cm should be evaluated by a specialist.
Dr. Alen Cohen
Dr. Alen Cohen
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Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
Surgery - Head & Neck

In brief: Incidence of nodules

Thyroid nodules are very common.
50% of 50 year olds have them. About 1/3 are discovered by the patient, 1/3 by a doctor, and the rest are incidental found on an imaging study of the head, neck, or chest.

In brief: Incidence of nodules

Thyroid nodules are very common.
50% of 50 year olds have them. About 1/3 are discovered by the patient, 1/3 by a doctor, and the rest are incidental found on an imaging study of the head, neck, or chest.
Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
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