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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
More info needed: We don't use it. It is heavily promoted by the company, but not well validated. Theoretically, different genes are expressed by the malignant nodules, ... Read More
Dr. Stephanie Lee
41 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid: Used if thyroid biopsy shows a follicular lesion. The affirma assay is a molecular classifier test that shows if that nodule us benign early use sh ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Blood products, cells and vessels are in every tissue in your body, so inevitably they will be present in biopsies. Special stains and other substance ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Berns
20 years experience Pathology
No: Excessive blood may create very thick smears which can be difficult to examine with a microscope. The cells themselves are not distorted.
Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
34 years experience Radiology
No: Excess blood in the sample may make it harder for the pathologist to identify thyroid cells. A 27 gauge needle (very small) is used to decrease blood ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
DNA weave: Chromatin is the texture revealed by the dye that stains dna in the cell nuclei -- chromo-, chromosomes, color, dye. If you're not a pathology / lab ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: Agree with Dr. F. The term is used in pathological description of cellular features and is not meant for lay audiences. All cells have chromatin. You ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
Cyst or nodules: cyst can be watched the chance of cancer super small hard nodule should be tested specially if found cold by a thyroid scan in general all could be wa ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not the right test: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience Endocrinology
It varies: The level of discomfort experienced can vary considerably. Different people have different pain tolerance. Inflammatory nodules are likely to be mor ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Sabb
25 years experience Sports Medicine
Not really: Hi, My pts usually do not feel much if any pain during or after the biopsy. Mild soreness can occur, but usu would only last up to 1-2 days. Given you ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Maybe: you need a comprehensive evaluation, might not be your thyroid, kindly see your doctor again or seek a second opinion, good luck
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
It can but why: It can be done 2 weeks after the first one, but i wonder why it needs to be done. Was the first one not informative?
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A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: Malignancy can develop in a nodule with or without FNA.

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