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Can medication shrink thyroid nodules?

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Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Usually not

In the distant past, thyroid hormone was used to 'shrink' nodules.
More recent studies with ultrasound monitoring has shown that most nodules do not shrink with thyroid hormone treatment. Because thyroid cancer is the fastest increasing cancer in women, it is important to follow most thyroid nodules with ultrasound. With hashimoto's thyroiditis, there can be false or pseudonodules.

In brief: Usually not

In the distant past, thyroid hormone was used to 'shrink' nodules.
More recent studies with ultrasound monitoring has shown that most nodules do not shrink with thyroid hormone treatment. Because thyroid cancer is the fastest increasing cancer in women, it is important to follow most thyroid nodules with ultrasound. With hashimoto's thyroiditis, there can be false or pseudonodules.
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Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: No

There is no known way to reliably shrink thyroid nodules.

In brief: No

There is no known way to reliably shrink thyroid nodules.
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