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solid thyroid nodule do i need a fna

A female asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Trust your MD: If your endocrinologist has checked you and feel there is no change and .3cm is probably insignificant growth. I would not worry. If you are request ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Small thyroid nodule: These nodules are small. They are most likely benign. Thyroid ultrasound is rather specialized. There are characteristics of nodules that make them ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Seek second opinion: Go to an endocrinologist for further guidance. He/she may find you someone expert in doing ultrasound guided biopsy. Alternatively this nodule can be ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Excellent: Hi. The Afirma gene panel used for indeterminate cytology is excellent, and cuts way down on reflexly sending patients with you cytology ("indetermina ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Referral: Most thyroid nodules are benign and this is a common problem. However, this can be serious. Usually a fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNA) will determi ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probably yes: Any nodule that grows significantly in a short period of time needs to be evaluated for cancer. Consider having another biopsy if it has grown since t ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Thyroid follicles: Most likely, the ultrasound is picking up benign follicular cysts, or areas of "colloid" (where thyroid hormone is made) arranged in a circular patter ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Talk to YOUR MD: You clearly have a thyroid problem, and this needs to be discussed in context of the bigger clinical picture. If you have had FNA done, you have a doc ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid nodule: You already know that the nodule was benign in 2011. 3.3 vs 3.5 cm is basically the same. Since you had the ultrasound, you should see your endo, and ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid: If your nodule is stable you should relax. The doctor will monitor your thyroid to assure you this is stable and OK.
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