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Do thyroid nodules grow back after surgical removal?

Hello. I had thyroid nodules. It was two of them at the lower end of my thyroids. Laser surgery to remove the two spots was not bad at all. I had it done at 7am in the morning and I was held at the hospital until later that evening. I am on Iodine to make sure the area is clear of the nodules. Today I feel so much better. A little sore ,but glad it was not cancer. Do you think they will come back any time soon. I am 62 and I don t want to go through this again.
Mon, 12 Nov 2018
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Hello,

Thyroid nodules can regrow. Consult a general surgeon and plan for a fine needle cytology to confirm the diagnosis and to rule out malignancy.

You can go for thyroidectomy (removal of the entire thyroid) which is considered as the best option.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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Do thyroid nodules grow back after surgical removal?

Hello, Thyroid nodules can regrow. Consult a general surgeon and plan for a fine needle cytology to confirm the diagnosis and to rule out malignancy. You can go for thyroidectomy (removal of the entire thyroid) which is considered as the best option. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician