What treatment for a complex thyroid nodule?

Nodule. If you have a complex thyroid nodule that meets certain criteria a thyroid nodule biopsy under ultrasound could be preformed. It is a simple procedure done with local anesthetic. Most thyroid modules are overwhelmingly benign. If positive additional studies and likely removal of that lone of the thyroid.
Options. Depends on the size of the nodule, you can either do an ultrasound guided biopsy to rule out cancer or follow it with yearly ultrasound to make sure that it's not growing or do the biopsy if it grows. If it's causing swallowing/breathing problem or if it's producing extra hormone, surgical removal is also an option.

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Which treatment do they do for a complex thyroid nodule?

It depends. An endocrinologist can help sort this out. Often they will do an ultrasound examination and a needle biopsy to find out if it is benign or cancerous. Once this is sorted out then the treatment is dependent on the cause...It may need to be removed surgically if they suspect the nodule to be cancerous. Read more...

What are causes of pain in 3cm solitary benign thyroid nodule? And treatment?

Bleeding in nodule. Solitary nodules usually require needle biopsy. Most are benign and asymptomatic. I assume yours was diagnosed with a needle biopsy. Rarely there can be spontaneous bleeding into a cystic nodule, which can cause pain and is usually harmless. Read more...
Your Dr is the guide. You need to tell us more...Why did you go to your doctor to start with? What has he/she advised you to do?. The cause of pain is unknown. It can be bleeding into a cyst. Cancer cannot be excluded unless you get this thyroid nodule removed surgically. Read more...

What is the treatment for a well defined heterogenous psychoechoic slightly solid thyroid nodule?

Monitor. Depends on the size of the nodule, you might need a biopsy to make sure it is benign. At the very least, you need to follow the nodule with another ultrasound in a year to make sure it is not growing or significantly changing. The only curative treatment is surgery which is the decision between you and your physician. Read more...
Usually biopsy. The first step for a thyroid nodule is usually a biopsy then further treatment is dictated by the results of the biopsy, history/physical exam, and current or future ultrasounds. ("hypoechoic"). Read more...

I have a thyroid nodule but the ultra sound said it was small and no need for further treatment. Why do I still feel like I am chocking?

Must b another cause. Choking sensation in the throat can be due to something other than an abnormality in the thyroid. Because the anatomy in that area includes the vocal cords, the trachea, esophagus, epiglottis; abnormalities in any of these other areas may cause a choking sensation. See doc. Common cause is swelling of the larynx or vocal cord from acid reflux which is treated with a trial of an acid reducer med. Read more...
Other causes. Small nodules unlikely to cause choking, look for other causes related or unrelated to thyroid. Read more...

I have thyroid nodules and had i131 treatment 3 years ago. My thyroid tests always come back normal. Is seeking a second opinion reasonable?

If you want ,yes. Now it is Important is what is in that nodule , is it a benign nodule or it has malignant component in it . Thyroid function could be normal but usually need supplement after I 131 treatment . Speak to your doctor first for more information and for possible FNA ( Fine needle aspiration biopsy ) Read more...

I have multiple thyroid nodules over 6 years. They have grown slightly with largest being 2 x 1.1 x 1.3 cm. Biopsy indicates benign. Treatment?

Depends. Unless the nodules are a cosmetic issue, no treatment is necessary. Many people have multiple small nodules in the thyroid.
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Does anyone have any experience w/ treatment of thyroid nodules?

Many factors. Thyroid nodules are usually evaluated with ultrasounds and blood tests. Biopsies may also be done. Ultimately the treatment for a thyroid nodule depends on many factors, inlcuding a complete physical examination, that are best assessed by your physician. Read more...
Yes. Endocrinologists are good at diagnosis and many do ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration when needed. Most general surgeons and otolaryngologists have experience with the thyroid - but individuals vary in their own experience - so it is best to ask them. Read more...

Is it possible for thyroid nodules, associated with Hashimoto's, to completely disappear without any treatment?

Hashimoto's. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder in which your bodies immune system attacks your thyroid. The thyroid usually shrinks over time in this disease. I would be surprised if thyroid nodules also disappear with this disease. If they grow they should be evaluated at some point. Read more...