Can thyroid nodules shrink?

Yes. Most thyroid nodules remain stable over many years. Some can increase in size and some can decrease. It depends on the composition of the nodule.
Nodules shrink. Thyroid nodules can both grow and shrink. Generally the grow over the course of time.

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Does anyone know if medication can shrink thyroid nodules?

Depends. If its a colloid nodule; possibly. Solid nodules are not likely to respond. The ata recommends against use of T4 for nodules. Read more...

Does medication actually shrink thyroid nodules?

Thyroid nodules. In some cases, taking thyroid hormone replacement therapy can shrink thyroid nodules. Sometimes, though, all we do with this treatment is keep the thyroid nodules from growing. Read more...
No. There is radioactive therapy for nodules that are hyperactive and secrete hormone or those that are cancerous. Most thyroid nodules are not of these types, and there is no need to shrink them. Read more...

Can you have thyroid nodules shrunk without having to take them out surgically?

Yes. Some radiologists and endocrinologists have been injecting nodules with alcohol to shrink them. It is very painful but it usually works. Thyroid hormone does not usually shrink most nodules. Read more...

Would I be able to have thyroid nodules shrunk without having to take them out surgically?

Depends on type. If cancer, surgical removal and then treatment, possibly with radioactive iodine. If benign, but causing hyperthyroidism, then treat with radioactive iodine, antithyroid medicines, or possibly surgery. If benign and not causing symptoms, can watch closely (after benign biopsy) or use thyroid medicine to suppress growth of the nodule. If it causes symptoms (trouble swallowing), surgery. Read more...