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surgery to biopsy a cystic nodule of thyroid gland

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Nodule: Baby is fine as long as the thyroid level is normal. Nodules are common and even when it's a "cold" nodule the risk of cancer is still small as well ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Small nodule: Often cystic thyroid nodules can have denser regions called "punctate foci". If the nodule is not cystic those can also be microcalcifications, a find ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
Possible biopsy: Many people have thyroid issues and have ultrasounds that can show a multitude of issues. Most findings are benign and typically are cysts. Biopsies a ... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
More No than Yes: The thyroid is a cystic gland controlled by hypothalamus (TSH) via anterior pituitary (TRF) to manufacture & secrete T3+T4. If thyroid cysts coale ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Surgery or...: A repeat biopsy combined with an afirma assay test may give you somewhat better guidance, but with your history and risk factors, surgery may be the b ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not necessarily: Many hypodense nodules of the thyroid are benign.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Maybe: Most nodules of the thyroid are benign, but a large hypervascular nodule in your age group should be biopsied.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
None (in theory): If everyone is certain that the nodule is a benign tumor, or adenoma, no treatment is necessary. The problem is that cells from follicular adenomas & ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
VERY LOW: In treating thyroid tumors the lesion present should be solitary and essentially cold on thyroid scan. At that time if surgery indicated should the l ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Stephen Whipple
20 years experience Interventional Radiology
Thyroid : Thyroid nodules are somewhat common. They are more common in older patients and females. The vast majority of thyroid nodules are benign. That mean ... Read More
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A 66-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Discuss with Dr: We can't really advise about that since we are not fully familiar with all the details of your case. You should discuss your options with your doct ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Make sure: Your thyroid function is tested and treated if abnormal. Have someone review the ultrasound; unless it is very tiny, you probably need a needle biopsy ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid nodule: Unlikely to be a cancer but surgical removal of the nodule is in order.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
36 years experience General Surgery
Depends on pathology: Needle aspiration theoretically can spread cancer, usually breast or liver cancer. Thyroid, no data but possible. Did you have a suspicious finding on ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Hmm.: Is there a question that you would like to ask? I really don't see one here.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Why?: Unless it represents a danger like cancer, or is a severe physical or cosmetic problem, why remove an organ "prophylactically"/ if that were true, why ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience Pathology
Maybe: Most "inconclusive" thyroid biopsies are fine needle biopsies (fnas). "inconclusive" ones are usually benign but occasionally are not, and this can on ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
If the FNA: Is definitively "negative" not just inconclusive, many endocrinologists would just observe and follow-up at a later date w/repeat lab, exam and ultras ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Unrelated: A parotid cyst and a thyroid nodule are different entities.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Residual Thyroid?: If you had a nuclear thyroid scan and uptake in the thyroid bed was detected then the implication would be recurrent neoplasm if the original diagnosi ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Spread not likely: Pleomorphic adenoma is benign and there is minimal risk of spread with a fine needle aspirate. Removal is warranted as the lesion can become larger.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Bleeding in a cyst: What you described is consistent with a cystic lesion into which bleeding occurred some time ago. No cancer was seen in the material examined.
A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Goiter: Sounds like a goiter to me. Happy to do 2nd Opinion to help more.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Patterson
42 years experience Family Medicine
Thyroid Nodules: You probably mean..What is a dcn in the thyroid gland. Let me give you enough information so you will understand the pieces to this puzzle..There are ... Read More
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