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How are colloid thyroid nodules diagnosed?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Your doctor may be able to diagnose colloid thyroid nodules simply by feeling your neck during a physical examination. Several more tests can confirm nodules on your thyroid. Blood tests can measure the level of thyroid hormones in your blood to test whether your thyroid is overactive due to nodules producing thyroid hormone. An ultrasound or thyroid scan can allow your doctor to see an image of your thyroid. A biopsy of a nodule can determine whether or not it is cancerous, although most nodules are benign.

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