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Nuclear Thyroid Scan Results

I'm not having much luck finding any helpful info on the web; can anyone tell me what this all means exactly?

My recent nuclear thyroid scan results state:
...16 x 11 mm solid nodule in the lower pole of the left thyroid lobe.
...There is minimally decreased activity in the lower pole left thyroid lobe, this does not represent a hyperfunctioning hot nodule.
1. Isointense if not slightly hypointense lower pole left thyroid lobe This does not represent a hyperfunctioning hot nodule.
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Basically it says that 16 x 11 mm solid nodule in the lower pole of the left thyroid lobe is cold (no uptake activity).
I am not sure why the nuclear scan was administered?
What was your TSH??
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My blood work showed

TSH 0.76 (Range .40-4.50)
T4, Free 1.3 (Range .8-1.8)
Free T3 3.0 (Range 2.3-4.2)

The nuclear scan was ordered after a nodule was identified on an ultrasound.
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Your TSH level (0.76) shows NO necessity for nuclear scan. (It should be less than 0.1)
If nodule is found on ultrasound it should be checked for micro-calcifications and blood flow.
Nodules over 10mm in size are checked with fine needle biopsy
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Should I be concerned about it?  Should I push for further testing?  I go to see my GP tomorrow morning and want to be prepared.
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Ask about the ultrasound findings.
Ask about biopsy vs. monitoring
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