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Thyroid Noduoles?

Postby Constantine » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:12 am

Anyone know anything about these? I was told I have them, but don't really have much info.
Doctor didn't seem to concerned, so why am I worried? I don't like the idea of something being there that is not suppose to be! Can't they just take them off?
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Postby Txanton » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:28 am

A thyroid nodule is a swelling that develops in the thyroid gland. It can be due to growth of thyroid cells or a collection of fluid known as a cyst. Thyroid nodules are relatively common. They can be felt in approximately 6% of women and 2% of men. Sensitive testing by ultrasound can reveal small nodules in as many as one third of all adults.

Thyroid nodules can cause problems for patients in three ways:

They can become large enough to press on nearby structures in the neck, such as the swallowing tube (esophagus) and windpipe (trachea).


They can overproduce thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism).


They can become cancerous.


Most thyroid nodules are benign growths that may increase in size but do not spread beyond the thyroid gland. About 5% of nodules turn out to be malignant growths, which are cancers that can spread beyond the thyroid gland to other parts of the neck and other areas of the body. One of the most important questions that should be answered when a thyroid nodule is identified is whether it may represent a form of thyroid cancer.

Solitary thyroid nodules are worrisome in patients who have had prior radiation to the head and neck, and in those who have a family history of thyroid cancer.

Radiation exposure to the head and neck may be for historic indications such as tonsillar and adenoid hypertrophy, "enlarged thymus", acne vulgaris, or current indications such as Hodgkin's lymphoma. Children living near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant during the catastrophe of 1986 have experienced a 60-fold increase in the incidence of thyroid cancer. Thyroid cancer arising in the background of radiation is often multifocal with a high incidence of lymph node metastasis and has a poor prognosis.

Solitary thyroid nodules are worrisome in patients who have had prior radiation to the head and neck, and in those who have a family history of thyroid cancer.

Radiation exposure to the head and neck may be for historic indications such as tonsillar and adenoid hypertrophy, "enlarged thymus", acne vulgaris, or current indications such as Hodgkin's lymphoma. Children living near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant during the catastrophe of 1986 have experienced a 60-fold increase in the incidence of thyroid cancer. Thyroid cancer arising in the background of radiation is often multifocal with a high incidence of lymph node metastasis and has a poor prognosis.

Worrisome signs and symptoms include voice hoarseness, rapid increase in size, compressive symptoms (such as dyspnoea or dysphagia) and appearance of lymphadenopathy

Surgery should be performed in the following instances

Reaccumulation of the nodule despite 3-4 repeated FNACs

Size in excess of 4 cm

Complex cyst on thyroid ultrasound (showing solid and cystic components)

Compressive symptoms

Signs of malignancy (vocal cord dysfunction, lympadenopathy)
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Postby Chago » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:36 am

These are very common especially in women, I have them as well.
I just go in once a year for TSH aka thyroid stimulating hormone blood test and ultrasound to be sure it is not growing out of control and not causing any other medical problems.

These sites have some very basic helpful information. http://health.yahoo.com/ency/healthwise/... http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/thyroid...
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Postby kulbart » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:48 am

you shouldn't worry.....i have thyroid problems too and currently I'm taking medication to see if it can lower my thyroid levels and if it doesn't work then I'm getting my thyroids radiated.
so relax and take care!
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Postby Finnegan » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:52 am

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