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Can You Have A Biopsy On A Thyroid Nodule While On 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
What's your opinion on doing a fna biopsy on a thyroid nodule that is "ill-defined" and "hypervascular" but only 6 mm?
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
My thyroid level increased from .92 to 1.2 now 1.63 over 3 year period. Had 1cm thyroid nodules a year ago biopsied no result. Hot flashes related?
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
If they just found a 1.1 CM solid thyroid nodule how fast should I get it biopsy will this starts to grow very quickly?
Thyroid Nodules 3.6 left 3.4 right Is a needle biopsy practical at this size? Should we just schedule removal of the thyroid.
Big nodules: Hi. Those are big nodules. They should only have FNAB done if you plan to NOT remove them if they're benign. If they're bugging you and you want them out even if they're benign, then you can skip FNAB. ...Read more
4 weeks ago i had a biopsy done on a thyroid nodule which came back clear but i feel poorly, with symptoms of thyroid problems could it have changed?
I have bilateral partially cystic thyroid nodules.Biopsy done of the larger one, came back "follicular lesion of unknown origin" what does that mean?
Variable meaning: Follicular?patterned lesions of the thyroid are common; these include hyperplastic/adenomatoid nodules, follicular adenoma, follicular carcinoma and follicular variants of papillary carcinoma. Repeat biopsy with a sample sent for a genetic afirma assay may give additional useful information. In addition, discuss with your endocrinologist. ...Read more
Repeated thyroid nodule biopsy cold solid 3x7cm. How could he not get enough cells with such a large nodule? Also 2.4cm cold follicularGenetic testing
Possible: May be if nodule has fluid ( Cyst ) may not get cells ( how many times was done ? more than twice is unusual ) . If strongly suspicious for malignancy an image guided core needle biopsy , or even removal ( surgery ) Discuss with your doctor , plan of treatment Do not ignore if necessary take second opinion . ...Read more
It varies: The level of discomfort experienced can vary considerably. Different people have different pain tolerance. Inflammatory nodules are likely to be more tender than cysts or tumors. Different doctors choose different size needles. Some use lidocaine, a local anesthetic, some do not. Most patients experience a level of pain similar to what they feel while getting an IV started. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Better to wait: Cytopathologists may preferr that you wait a couple of months if it is slightly suspicious but inconclusive. Inflammation can make interpretion harder. On the other hand, if the fna was nondiagnostic because of too few cells, it is desirable to repeat it within a reasonably short period of time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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