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What is considered a fast rate of growth for a thyroid nodule that is solid?

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Dr. Videh Mahajan
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Thyroid

Thyroid nodule that is solid needs further evaluation irrespective of size.

In brief: Thyroid

Thyroid nodule that is solid needs further evaluation irrespective of size.
Dr. Videh Mahajan
Dr. Videh Mahajan
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: >4-5 mm in 6 mo

For solid nodules >1cm or nodules which are progressively enlarging (>4-5 mm in 6 mo) i usually recommend needle biopsy.
Those characteristics increase the risk of a thyroid nodule of being a thyroid cancer. There are other things to look out for as well on your ultrasound (the best way to look at the thyroid). You should discuss the options for management with an ent/thyroid surgeon.

In brief: >4-5 mm in 6 mo

For solid nodules >1cm or nodules which are progressively enlarging (>4-5 mm in 6 mo) i usually recommend needle biopsy.
Those characteristics increase the risk of a thyroid nodule of being a thyroid cancer. There are other things to look out for as well on your ultrasound (the best way to look at the thyroid). You should discuss the options for management with an ent/thyroid surgeon.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics

In brief: Thyroid module

Doubling size in 6 months would be a fast rate of progression.

In brief: Thyroid module

Doubling size in 6 months would be a fast rate of progression.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Dr. Samuel Freedman
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