Thyroid Nodules

The unusual growth of the thyroid cells forming a solid or fluid-filled lump in the thyroid gland is a thyroid nodule. A thyroid nodule is related to cancer. But the chances are meager. Different thyroid nodules are multinodular goiter, inflammatory nodule, colloid nodules, thyroid cysts, and hyperfunctioning thyroid nodules. A very low percentage of thyroid nodules are cancerous. Most of the nodules remain unnoticeable. Rarely they cause hoarseness of voice, pain in the neck, palpable mass, difficulty swallowing, etc. They can cause both hypo and hyperthyroidism. Watching, radioactive iodine, and surgeries are the available treatment options.

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Do lumps in the throat indicate malignancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I felt two lumps in my throat next to my thyroid, so I was sent for a thyroid and lymph node ultrasound. For over a year, my symptoms, like fatigue, sweating, lack of concentration, etc., have slowly worsened. Is there any indication of a potential malignancy? Can you please review my re...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a dark area in the right lobe of the thyroid, of which I am concerned. Usually, thyroid nodules are of different types, and cancer cannot always be predicted from an ultrasound scan. ...  Read Full »

How do you know if you need thyroid medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 61-years-old, and I have had nephropathy and hypertension for the past 11 years. My BP is around 130/80 mmHg. I also have thyroid nodules ROM and am not under any medication. I took a thyroid ultrasound scan last month, and it showed multiple nodules, largest in the right lobe ...  Read Full »

Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). 1) The thyroid function is completely normal. You do not need any medicines for your thyroid now. Please check TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) and FT4 (free thyroxine) at ...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with benign multinodular goiter. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been recently diagnosed with multinodular goiter and have done FNAC, which turned to be benign. Is there any other way to get rid of the enlargement of the goiter and the nodules? My thyroid is full of them ranging from 0.5 to 0.9 mm. What should I do? I feel lost, and I have a con...  Read Full »

Dr. Swaraj Waddankeri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Can I see the FNAC (fine needle aspiration), and ultrasound of the thyroid reports? Do you have a family history of thyroid illness? Revert with more information to an endocrinologist online -->  Read Full »

Can you please explain my thyroid ultrasound results to me in detail, please?

Query: Hi doctor,I have done two thyroid ultrasounds before two weeks. The first one predicted tr5 while the other one shows tr4. Why do I have this discrepancy?  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Tr scoring system are used to interpret the findings of the ultrasound of the thyroid. The appearance and size of the nodule changes over a period of time and so it is captured in the report. I will not say it as a discrepancy but there is a change in the size of the th...  Read Full »

Is it possible to treat my left side thyroid enlargement without removal?

Query: Hello doctor,The right side of my thyroid was removed two years back due to enlargement. After removal, testing was done, and no cancer was detected. My remaining left side has always been slightly enlarged, but it becomes slightly bigger over the past month, and when pressure is applied, there is a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you mentioned, it is increasing in size, so in that case, you should do your thyroid function test and USG (ultrasound) examination of that remaining part. If it is normal swelling, then it can be treated with medicines. Otherwise, the remaining part also has to b...  Read Full »

What is adenomatous thyroid hyperplasia?

Query: Hi doctor, I went for an ultrasound for my thyroid and the result is diffuse thyroid enlargement with small solid nodules consider adenomatous thyroid hyperplasia. My T3 result is 2.59, T4 135.4 and TSH 17.34, this result was taken before two months. After a month, I took T3, and T4 again result...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that you had enlarged thyroid gland due to hyperthyroidism and the ultrasound also meant that the thyroid gland was enlarged simply because it was hyperfunctioning. And now that you are on medication...  Read Full »

How is thyroid cancer diagnosed?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 41 year old male. My recent ultrasound of thyroid revealed multiple bilateral ganglion formation in area IV. The most prominent was 11 x 8 mm diameter in lower right cervical area. It was mentioned homogeneous thyroid. My doctor suggests clinical follow up due to the number of gang...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Homogeneous thyroid usually suggests that gland is uniform in consistency meaning it is mostly benign. Thyroid nodules are fairly common; more so in women and the majority up to 95 % are benign. If you do not have major risk factors for thyroid cancer such as past exposur...  Read Full »

Is thyroidectomy recommended for inconclusive thyroid cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, A year ago, I got a biopsy for two nodules in thyroid. The result for one was benign and the other inconclusive. This year I went back to a different doctor to redo my indeterminate biopsy. She advised me do for both again, because through ultrasound they look angry or vicious. In my righ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In this situation the most important fact would be to know whether there is a family history of thyroid cancer and which type. Not all thyroid cancers are the same; some are more aggressive that the others. Sorry, I was still trying to understand if the nodules are in ...  Read Full »

What symptoms can thyroid nodule exhibit?

Query: Hello doctor, I am trying to find out what the following images show (images attached). Are there nodules? If so, how many and what size? What types of nodules do you see? What are the chances of the nodule being benign (maybe a colloid)? What characteristics do the nodules show hypo or hyperechoic...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the images. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a larger nodule in the left lobe and a tiny one in the right lobe of thyroid. The left thyroid nodule measures 14 x 19 mm and is isoechoic and solid areas and shows peripheral vasculari...  Read Full »

My wife had benign thyroid nodule and now it shows some changes in the scan. Kindly give second opinion.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife got scanned her thyroid by a novice user just for training purposes. She has been scanned in the hospital before, as part of an assessment of an autoinflammatory disease. At this time, they found a thyroid nodule (~12 mm) but no further investigation, as it seemed benign. Now,...  Read Full »

Dr. Padmesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to the american college of radiology thyroid imaging reporting and data systems (TIRADS), the nodule falls under category TR4, which defines it as moderately suspicious. However, as you mentioned, there is a change in morphology with the development of micr...  Read Full »

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