A 46-year-old female asked:
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prominent vessels in lobe of thyroid, nodule on other lobe, hypothyroid, inconclusive fna of nodule?

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Dr. Melissa Young
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Repeat fnab: If the fnab was inconclusive, it needs to be repeated.
Answered on Mar 28, 2013
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Repeat it: If the biopsy was inconclusive, repeat it and have them include an afirma assay, which is more detailed, specific and accurate than just cytology. Also, take brand name T4 replacement. Don"t take both thyroxine and armour at the same time. You'll never be in control and lab tests won't make sense. Armour is just ground up pigs. Don't get medical information from friends, tv or the internet.
Answered on Jan 15, 2015

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