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Biopsy Thyroid Nodule Antibiotics
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
Needle biopsy : Nodules of that size can be biopsied using a technique called fine needle aspiration. The skin over the nodule is numbed with a local anesthetic. Then, usually with ultrasound guidance, a needle is passed through the skin into the nodule. A small sample is taken and then analyzed under a microscope. ...Read more
Why do I need another ultrasound after biopsy for thyroid nodule i had an ultrasound ten days ago?
I'm 28 years old, had a thyroid nodule for 2 years. Finally got a biopsy. How likely is it to be cancer?
Diagnosed with multiple thyroid nodules and going back to talk about options or biopsy. What options are there other than biopsy?
Several options: Belfry: the fact that there are multiple nodules means that it is likely a benign multinodular goiter. Sometimes these are just watched with serial ultrasound exams as well as following your bloodwork. A biopsy is a fine needle aspiration and is minimally invasive. It is well-tolerated and you should do it if there is an atypical or dominant nodule that stands out from the rest. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Complex thyroid nodule biopsied said to be benign... Now regardless of the diagnosis... Could it be possible that nodule is cancerous and biopsy missed it?
Ok to refuse: If the thyroid nodule is stable like you said, there is no need for a repeat biopsy (unless the last one didn't get enough materials or if your doctor was concerned about something with the last biopsy). Discuss this thoroughly with your physician. As long as you continue to follow the nodule, you will be able to intervene sooner if something changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: In general, if a nodule is very large, there is a higher chance that it can be called benign although it still could be cancerous because not all of the nodule is typically cancerous. You could have one little speck of cancer that hide within the big mass and a biopsy could miss it because we can't "poke" you forever. However, if a biopsy came back "cancerous", it almost always is true. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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