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Can I Request Sedation For Thyroid Fna
Frustrating problem: You can watch and wait, having your doctor keep a close eye on your thyroid ultrasound in the coming 3-6 months. You could also ask for a repeat biopsy in 3-6 months. If the nodule is large, you may wish to discuss having thyroid surgery (removal) to settle the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are rare pseudoinclusionsin thyroid fna. I know pseudoinclusions look like one circle inside another, but what does s the "rare" word mean?
Thyroid FNA results: No longer than a week. May take longer if a second look or specialized pathology studies are indicated. ...Read more
Two thyroid fnas with the result being "follicular lesion of undetermined significance". What should the next step be?
Gene profiling..: For FLUS diagnoses, the current recommendation is to perform molecular analysis of cells removed at the time of FNA; there are two tests, Afirma by Veracyte, and the other test by Asuragen. These are expensive tests, make sure the insurance company covers it. Some endocrinologists do only one or the other test. Please check with your endo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had two thyroid fnas done three weeks apart and both say "follicular lesion of undetermined significance". What happens next? Why did i get that?
Indeterminate nodule: There is a standardized reporting system (bethesda) for thyroid fnas. 5 categories (benign, atypia of undetermined significance, neoplasm, suspicious for malignancy, malignant). Your result is in the second category. Studies place the probability of malignancy for your result at 5-20%. There are labs (afirma) that do gene expression testing on these samples to better define the risk of cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mild pain: Is not uncommon, but generally goes away soon. A more severe pain, accompanied by redness and swelling, can indicate bleeding or infection and needs immediate attention. ...Read more
Sure: It's won't affect the accuracy of the test, and won't put you in danger. ...Read more
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