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How do you know if a nodule has grown AFTER having a Ultrasound?

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Old 05-03-2006, 11:11 AM   #1
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How do you know if a nodule has grown AFTER having a Ultrasound?

Hi friends,

Last night i was thinking.....Uh Oh! LOL

I want to know, once you have an ultrasound of the thyroid, if it only shows a goiter or inflamation how do you know if nodules grow after that? I'm assuming a nodule or growth can grow at anytime & these dr's certainly dont repeat U/S's as part of routine. (Its usually one and no more).

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Old 05-03-2006, 11:50 AM   #2
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Re: How do you know if a nodule has grown AFTER having a Ultrasound?

If they are just watching it, IMO they will do another ultrasound.
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Old 05-03-2006, 02:34 PM   #3
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Re: How do you know if a nodule has grown AFTER having a Ultrasound?

My dr and I are watching my nodule. I have my next sonogram in June.

I'm sure if you stress out about it enough they will do another one on you just to get you quite. Hmmmmm.....always a thought!
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Old 05-03-2006, 06:10 PM   #4
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Re: How do you know if a nodule has grown AFTER having a Ultrasound?

Dr should of given you a list. It may included:

trouble swallowing
change in voice
tightness in throat
don't remember all of them

And normally they do another US after 6 months to year, unless you start having trouble like mentioned above.

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