The left 5.4cm nodule is more worrisome. Many people would have this removed based on size alone but this is not universally agreed upon. At minimum, we do FNA biopsy two separate times for nodules of this size and then if benign FNA (x2), benign appearing on ultrasound, not growing, not causing symptoms and you have no risk factors for thyroid cancer (radiation exposure or family history), then we monitor them.....
Thanks Dr. Lupo. I wish there is a way to remove the nodules and keep my working thyroid. But looks like there is no solution, at least not in the US currently. I did find on internet that Italy has Laser Treatment to remove benign modules. Do you know if it's worth to go to Italy for this procedure? I don't know why it's not been offered in U.S, is it not safe?
In the last two months I have experiencing rapid heartrate, excessive body heat, eye problems, lack of concentration. went to doctor, showed low TSH and raised thyroid hormones. was put on metoprolol 25 mg to regulate heart rate. Ultrasoundwas ordered, results were right lobe - 3.3 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm, left lobe 4.9 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm. Right lobe has one nodule in the mid lobe measuring 2.4 cm maximal and one in the lower pole measuring 1.7 cm maximal. Left lobe shows a complex cystic and solid mass in the upper pole measuring 2 cm maximal. Findings represent Multinodular thyroid with recommendation for nuclear imaging to determine if nodules demonstrate autonomous hyperfunction. Have been doing lots of research on line and have questions. Unfortunately, my doc is not in this week to answer any of my questions. Will the nuclear imaging supply a definite answer as to whether or not cancer is present. Should this test be completed as soon as possible. Is surgery the best alternative?
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