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Can a 3 mm thyroid nodule cause carotid artery occlusion?

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In brief: No

That is a very tiny thyroid nodule and would not cause any symptoms and would not be able to be felt by yourself or on an exam.

In brief: No

That is a very tiny thyroid nodule and would not cause any symptoms and would not be able to be felt by yourself or on an exam.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Dr. Jared Adams
General Practice
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

3mm is small, your carotid is a large high pressure artery with thick muscle walls (~1mm) especially near the bifurcation, and the thyroid sits on top of your throat while the carotids run along the side in a different plane.

In brief: No

3mm is small, your carotid is a large high pressure artery with thick muscle walls (~1mm) especially near the bifurcation, and the thyroid sits on top of your throat while the carotids run along the side in a different plane.
Dr. Jared Adams
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

The answer is a simple no. I wish you good health!

In brief: No

The answer is a simple no. I wish you good health!
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Dr. Stanley Weiss
for those readign this - patient re-asked the question with 3cm
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