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How can my thyroid gland have a nodule, but I can't feel it?
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Size
If it's small and centrally located, you might not feel it.
Ultrasound is the best way to "pick up" or detect these small nodules.

In brief: Size
If it's small and centrally located, you might not feel it.
Ultrasound is the best way to "pick up" or detect these small nodules.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Size and Location
For a nodule to be palpable (able to be felt on a neck exam), three conditions must be met.
1. The nodule must be large enough to cause a bulge (1 CM or 0.4 inch). 2. The nodule must be in a location on the thyroid (front surface) that can be felt. 3. The person examining the neck must know where to feel, and what they are feeling for. If your doctor can feel it, he can help you feel it.

In brief: Size and Location
For a nodule to be palpable (able to be felt on a neck exam), three conditions must be met.
1. The nodule must be large enough to cause a bulge (1 CM or 0.4 inch). 2. The nodule must be in a location on the thyroid (front surface) that can be felt. 3. The person examining the neck must know where to feel, and what they are feeling for. If your doctor can feel it, he can help you feel it.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo
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Dr. David Mann
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Nodules
Small nodules are usually not felt.
Small nodules are common, and often never diagnosed. In patients with thick, muscular or obese necks, nodules can, in fact, be fairly big without notice.

In brief: Nodules
Small nodules are usually not felt.
Small nodules are common, and often never diagnosed. In patients with thick, muscular or obese necks, nodules can, in fact, be fairly big without notice.
Dr. David Mann
Dr. David Mann
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