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tigger67 02-05-2011 03:37 PM

What does it mean when a thyroid nodule is resolved?
 
I recently had a thyroid ultrasound to check on a nodule on my left gland, and my doctor wrote me that the nodule is resolved. What does that mean? My thyroid is far from being regulated so I can't imagine the nodule is suddenly gone.

slenderella 02-05-2011 03:44 PM

Re: What does it mean when a thyroid nodule is resolved?
 
Resolved does mean that the nodule is gone. Great news!!

tigger67 02-05-2011 04:32 PM

Re: What does it mean when a thyroid nodule is resolved?
 
It is good news then, but I'm very confused how a nodule can go from being 1cm less than 6 months ago to nothing when my thyroid has been in raging hypo mode the whole time. What made it suddenly disappear in less than 6 months when I'm not feeling any better?

cd37 02-06-2011 02:03 PM

Re: What does it mean when a thyroid nodule is resolved?
 
Your situation sparked my curiosity and I did some Googling....The New York Thryoid Center at Columbia University states that 1/3 to 1/2 of thyroid nodules shrink spontaneously without medication. I also read that some nodules are blood-filled so it makes sense to me that they could drain and disappear.


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