How can I shrink a benign thyroid nodule without any surgery?

? You are not going to shrink a nodule. But you do not necessarily need removal either. Better return to doctor to discuss your concerns .

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My thyroid nodule fna came back as "benign follicularadenoma." I thought follicular growths had to be examinedthrough surgery. Are these results accurate?

Adenoma = ok. Most thyroid adenomas are actually follicular in nature and adenomas are benign, but carcinoma is not. So the fna confirms that it is adenoma and not carcinoma! most adenomas can be managed by watchful waiting (without surgical excision) with regular monitoring--periodic ultrasound and possible repeat of fna etc..Consult doc if u are still concerned. Good luck. Read more...
You are right. A thyroid fna can only tell you whether follicular cells are present. It cannot tell you whether the specimen is an adenoma or carcinoma. You need to have the involved lobe removed so the pathologist can examine the entire thing. Based on the results, a total thyroidectomy may be needed. Read more...
Gray area. Thyroid fna can be difficult for a pathologist, on the limited sample, to be confident that the nodule is benign. For that reason, the pathology report may leave open the possibility that it is either benign or malignant. There is no absolute right or wrong, and it can depend on the experience and decisiveness of the examining pathologist. Read more...
Difficult to say.... "benign follicular adenoma" is not a typical diagnosis from a fna. You are absolutely correct that follicular neoplasms need to be pathologically examined through complete surgical excision to differentiate adenoma from carcinoma. It often involves examining the entire periphery of the nodule under the microscope, a feature that cannot be evaluated by fna. Read more...

Should surgery be done for uncertain 3cm thyroid nodule? What are the possible complication in future if surgery is not done?

Biopsy. Has a biopsy been performed already? If so, and the results are uncertain, you should discuss this case with both an endocrinologist and with a surgeon. Complications from thyroid surgery are rare. Mortality from thyroid cancer is very low, but certain types of thyroid cancer can metastasize, and that is something you want to avoid. Read more...

I have a complex thyroid nodule that was much smaller but has grown to 2.9 CM (it was less than a CM 7 years ago) and I can feel it, do I need surgery?

Needs consultation. The only way to know for sure is to have a face-to-face consultation with a surgeon who will review your medical history, radiology scans, and perform a physical examination. Only then will you know if surgery is required. Read more...
Thyroid nodule . You need evaluation . See an endocrinologist . Most likely you will need Thyroid functions , thyroid US and maybe even I 123 uptake and scan and thyroid Antibodies . These tests will help your doctor decide if it is hyperactive or not , if it is solid or a cyst , then , he can decide is a biopsy is necessary . Surgery is probably the last resort . . Read more...
FineNeedle aspiratio. 4-7 % thyroid nodules can be cancerous. What was your TSH levels. Was a fine needle aspiration (FNA) ever performed on this nodule? If TSH IS NORMAL get FNA! If TSH lower than normal get Nuclear Thyroid Scan. If scan shows non functioning nodule...then get FNA. If FUNCTIONING NODULE check FT4 and T3 (liothyronine) levels. Good luck. Read more...

If I have a thyroid nodule that is suspected to be cancerous, do I have to get surgery?

Yes. All thyroid nodules that are solitary and on scan are considered to be cold and not actively producing hormone have the potential to become malignant. As one gets older if there is a malignancy it tends to be more aggressive so that with spread to nodes there can be compliations. In the 20 age group tumors are less aggressive with cure rate high. leaving a benign adenoma can result in cancer. Read more...

Should a heterogeneous thyroid nodule measuring 23x12x20mm be biopsied thyroid surgery partial

Thyroid . Thyroid nodules are somewhat common. They are more common in older patients and females. The vast majority of thyroid nodules are benign. That means they have no significance and can be ignored. However, imaging cannot reliably differentiate benign nodules from cancer. The decision to biopsy should be made between you and your physician. Thyroid biopsy is safe and relatively easy for the patient who will usually have a small sore bruise after the procedure. In my practice, I have to do about 20 biopsies to find one cancer. I hope this helps. Read more...
Yes - needle biopsy. Nodules above 1 cm should be biopsied as well as smaller nodules with suspicious features, e.G calcifications on ultrasound. A fine needle aspration (fna) can be performed to provide information about the nodule without removing it. While fna is not 100% accurate, it certainly can provide enough information to guide you and you physician in the right direction. Read more...
Biopsy. I agree. A nodule this big should be biopsied. Chance of malignancy is low but you need to do it to find out. Read more...

Alternatives to surgery for solid thyroid nodule?

Depends. It would depend on the nature of the nodule. You may opt for a fine needle aspiration for initial diagnostic work up. If it is benign there may be no need for surgery. Do discuss the matter with your doctor. Read more...
Alternatives. If you have a thyroid nodule of concern and are not a surgical candidate, few institutions may offer you an ultrasound guided ethanol (alcohol) injection (ablation) which is potentially painful but destroys the nodule. Read more...

Thyroid nodule "suspicious" of being cancerous, Do I need surgery?

Not yet. Hi. You don't need surgery yet. First you need a fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB). Ultrasound findings can make cancer less or more likely, but cannot confirm or exclude the diagnosis of thyroid cancer. And if it's NOT cancer, surgery would not indicated. FNAB with gene testing would be the most prudent next step in almost every case. Good luck! Read more...