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how long does it take to get thyroid biopsy results

A female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience Endocrinology
Can vary: It depends upon where it is sent & how much testing is done. In-town pathologists will usually give an report in 1-3 working days; out-of-town patho ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Whitman
36 years experience Surgical Oncology
Varies: Thyroid biopsies can be difficult to interpret and may need to be sent for a second opinion pathology review. The results could take days or weeks the ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Kahn
31 years experience Pathology
One or two days: A typical evaluation of thyroid tissue, whether through fine needle aspiration, biopsy or surgical excision, often takes 1-2 days. Occasional more di ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
17 years experience Pathology
Yes: A second opinion is generally very helpful.
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Always an option: The answer depends on why you want a second opinion. Most centers have more than one pathologist so they typically run tough cases with each other be ... Read More
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Dr. Bradford Mitchell
34 years experience General Surgery
It depends: Thyroid cytology requires expertise in some cases. If you are not sure of the expertise of the person reading the cytology you should ask for a second ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid biopsy: Hard to answer. No test is perfect. With an ultrasound-guided needle bx, the pathologist looks at the sample of cells that he gets. He may not get a ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Unrelated: Unrelated tests or procedures. Hida scan is radioisotope study for definition of gall bladder function. The isotope does not accumulate in thyroid gl ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
A week or more: I presume that this was a needle bioopsy of the thyroid. I should heal in less than a week. Occasionally, a small amount of bleeding occurs where th ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid biopsy: What is your question? Sounds to me like you have a lesion of the thyroid follicle. But they may have missed something else. Why was biopsy being done ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
You need an expert: A Thyroid specialist can help you to determine if the nodules in your Thyroid are benign or Cancerous. Ask your doctor to refer you to an endocrinolog ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Cautious yes: Hurtle ( Hurthle ) cell neoplasia (HCN ) seen in both in benign adenoma and malignant . In your case is in a benign follicular adenoma , due their e ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Not bad: This one depends on the skill of the doctor doing the biopsy. It can be scary, but the soreness lasts maybe a day or two.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid biopsy: I guess it is conceivable that a disseminated fungal infection could involve the thyroid, but I would be more concerned that the sample was contaminat ... Read More

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