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how to measure nodules

i have a nodule that measures1.9x2.2x3.1cm can anyone tell me how big the nodule is well they don't know if its a nodule or a mass yet i don't know how big it is
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Mass is general term that used to tell about foreign growth; nodules are presumed to be of ball like or ovoid like shape. If it's greatest dimension or diameter is more then 1 cm it is investigated more using by biopsy. The 3 cm solid nodule is considered large .
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thank you so much so 3cm is the size of my nodule or mass ? Because i didn't know the size i just knew the measurements  thats what the measurements add up to ?
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This is the larger dimension of the probable nodule [it is a grape or egg shaped]
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i also have another question my nodule or mass is considered to be "cold" from the nucular scan. The ultrasound report said there is a large heterogeneously echogenic mass which appears to be predominantly solid and which demostrates fairly substantial vascularity on the color flow doppler ultrasound.
Impression: Vascular heterogeneously echogenic predominantly solid appearing mass in the right lobe of the thyroid. What does all this mean? im so lost with this my my dr. doesen't explain thing good
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can you help me with that last question
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help with the last question
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Hello tee, My mother has just received her paper work from the Endo with the same  thing you have. I am trying to get someone on here to help me also. My Moms is 2cm. I am so upset over this but every web site says something different so its hard to figure out. What did your doctor say to yours???????????? Please get back to me and let me know, Thanks, carol 1726
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no my doctor ain't telling me too much of anything and thats making me sooo mad!!!!!!!
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Vascular heterogeneously echogenic predominantly solid appearing mass means that :
this nodule has blood vessels inside , that meanss it is composed of live tissue which can be benign [adenoma] or malignant [cancerous]. The biopsy of such nodule is necessary, as it according to ultrasound findings it is about 25% chance of being cancerous. The surgery will be needed it is
follicular noplasm;
papillary carcinoma or
hurtle cell neoplasm.
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