A 36-year-old female asked:
if a radiologist wants me to do a biopsy of a solid nodule in my thyroid does this mean he saw something suspicious ?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Not necessarily: Not suspicious, just present. A solid nodule is much more likely to be something benign than a malignancy, but when you see one, it is important to biopsy it to rule out a cancer that is more treatable, the earlier you find it.
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Thyroid u/s reviled solitary right of midline, 9mm complex cystic nonvascular ismuth nodule.. Should i be worried / biopsy?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
ADHD and Autism 25 years experience
Possibly : The ultrasound should be followed up with an appointment with an ear, nose and throat surgeon to discuss biopsy vs an additional nuclear medicine test that can give more information about the nodule. There should also be some lab tests done to measure thyroid hormones. All of that information will be used in making the best decision for you.
5.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 29, 2018
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.