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Old 06-07-2005, 05:51 PM   #1
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Black spot on thyroid?

A friend of mine called me today and told me her doctor found a black spot on her thyroid. She asked if I knew what it meant and I have no idea at all. Do any of you knowledgable people out there have any idea?

Thanks in advance for your help!


Old 06-07-2005, 07:24 PM   #2
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Re: Black spot on thyroid?

Hi - Do you mean on an ultrasound scan of the thyroid?

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Old 06-07-2005, 07:33 PM   #3
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Re: Black spot on thyroid?

I'm sorry, I reread that post and it wasn't very clear. She had an ultrasound and it showed a black spot. She had a biopsy of it today so it will be about a week before she knows anything. The doctor said he wasn't sure what it was but not to worry. I don't think telling her that worked very well.


Old 06-07-2005, 07:44 PM   #4
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Re: Black spot on thyroid?

I'm not an expert - and maybe others here can help more - but I have thyroid nodules and I think they show up as "black spots" on ultrasound - the normal thyroid tissue has black and white I think - just from looking at them myself while I am getting an ultrasound....thyroid nodules are quite common - 95% of the time they are benign growths on the thyroid (although they sure can cause a lot of health problems). So a biopsy should help rule out that the "spot" is any kind of cancer - I know that's pretty scary - but the good news is that it is very rare that nodules are cancerous and if they are, it's a very treatable type to have - they are usually slow growing and usually respond well to treatment. So try to reassue your friend that 95% of thyroid masses/nodules are benign and try not to cross any other bridges until they come.....hope some of this helps....All my best wishes to your friend....

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Re: Black spot on thyroid?

Nodules tend to show up on ultrasounds as black spots. Could also be some scarring. The biopsy should reveal the true nature of it.

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