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Do thyroid nodules shrink on their own?
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Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgery - Oncology
In brief: Very unlikely
Thyroid nodules either stay the same or grow.
I have never seen one shrink on its own.

In brief: Very unlikely
Thyroid nodules either stay the same or grow.
I have never seen one shrink on its own.
Dr. Eric Whitman
Dr. Eric Whitman
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: They can.
Nodules caused by inflammation (thyroiditis) can shrink, or even disappear entirely, when the inflammation resolves.
Cystic nodules (fluid filled areas) can shrink if the fluid is reabsorbed by the surrounding tissue. Most nodules, however, either remain the same size they were when discovered, or continue to enlarge.

In brief: They can.
Nodules caused by inflammation (thyroiditis) can shrink, or even disappear entirely, when the inflammation resolves.
Cystic nodules (fluid filled areas) can shrink if the fluid is reabsorbed by the surrounding tissue. Most nodules, however, either remain the same size they were when discovered, or continue to enlarge.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo
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