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Can Blood On Thyroid Fna Biopsy Sample Slides Cause Distortion Of Cell Groups
I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.
Other possibilities.: The Thyroid is not the only endocrine gland that affects metabolism, mood, menstrual cycles and hair follicle activity in women your age. It's quite possible that you are experiencing peri-menopause, or that you have Vitamin D deficiency. Has the enlargement of the thyroid gland been confirmed/examined with ultrasound? If not it should be. Your other hormones and a D level should be checked also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fine needle aspiration or fna in brief is a procedure that the health care provider inserts a small needle in the tissue of concern in your body and withdraws some cells (or fluid). Usually they send these cells on slides and/or in a special preservative to the lab for cytology diagnosis. If the aspiration was from a cyst and the fluid appeared benign to the provider ...Read more
How long do I have to wait after a nuclear medicine thyroid scan, i-123, to have a fna biopsy and/or thyroid blood tests?
You don't wait.: Generaly speaking you do not need to wait at all after having an I 123 thyroid scan to have a biopsy. You usually have the biopsy scheduled after the results of the thyroid scan are interpreted which usually takes a day. The radiation from the I 123 is minimal . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is chromatin in thyroid fna biopsy slides? How to visualise?What am I supposed to be looking at?
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 tech learner, don't worry about it. Understanding the very subtle patterns and nuances are key to a pathologist's / cytotechnologist's education, and no one else needs to worry -- though there are photos online for everyone to enjoy. ...Read more
I have had enlarged lymph nodes for years, I've had ultra sounds blood tests and an fna biopsy.
Is there any more cause for concern?
My thyroid biopsy results shows a benign follicular nodule with colloid, blood and few hurthle cells. Should i be concerned with the hurthle cells?
Complex structure with internal blood flow 1.5 CM and 3 hypoechoic nodules over 1 CM in rt lobe of thyroid. Biopsy? Can this cause symptoms?
Should biopsy nodule: By age 60, about one-half of all people have a thyroid nodule, found either through examination or with imaging. Over 90% of such nodules are benign. Hypoechoic noodules are usually cysts. The complex nodule over one cm. With blood flow should be biopsied. This can be performed by neeedle or core bx. Most nodules are asymptomatic. ...Read more
Thyroid Solid Lump in Ultrasnd, then FNA not conclusive due to blood, 2nd FNA came out Atypia. Can we opt for Surgical biopsy before the surgery? thx
Thyroid nodule surg: Sometimes the FNA is inconclusive, the nodule looks worrisome; surgery is indicated. Yes, the surgeon can remove the lump, get a quick (frozen) diagnosis, and if benign do no more. But sometimes the quick dx is wrong, and the surgeon may need to then do a second surgery. These are complex decisions; discuss with Endocrinologist and a good thyroid surgeon (who does this all the time). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be patient: Although you are nervous, be patient. There are a lot of possibilities. The biopsy could be positive for cancer, negative or indeterminant. For this reason, you may need to seek the guidance of an Endocrinologist who has experience with thyroid cancer, if you have not already done so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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