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How long does it take to get thyroid biopsy results

A female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 34 years experience
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
Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgical Oncology 37 years experience
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
Dr. Barry Kahn
Pathology 32 years experience
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
A female asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
Pathology 18 years experience
Yes: A second opinion is generally very helpful.
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
Dr. Bradford Mitchell
35 years experience
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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 44 years experience
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
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
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
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
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.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 44 years experience
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
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
A Verified Doctoranswered
Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical 50 years experience
Thyroid Nodules: Thyroid nodules are solid or fluid-filled lumps that form within your thyroid, a small gland located at the base of your neck, just above your breastb... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: This is not normal. Call the doctor who did the biopsy to be reexammined.