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Having a thyroid biopsy on complex nodule with very little internal flow, complex cyst nodule, and right isthmus appears thickened ireg borders, ?

Thyroid bx: I am not sure what your question is, but the most important factor is seeing a doctor who can evaluate all these findings. That is usually an Endocrinologist, whether or not (s)he does the biopsy. Thyroid nodules are common. Most are not cancer. If surgery becomes an option, find a surgeon who does thyroid surgery a a lot, not someone who does this only occasionally. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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I have a cyst on the isthmus of the thyroid gland. It is tender to touch. How can I remove it?

I have a cyst on the isthmus of the thyroid gland. It is tender to touch. How can I remove it?

SCAN IT: Thyroid cancer can show in several ways.Discovered in time is curable.Have it examined by n ENT and follow his recomendations. ...Read more

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What causes cysts on thyroid ?

What causes cysts on thyroid ?

Thyroid cysts: Many people have a goiter (thyroid enlargement) and sometimes this is a multinodular goiter. Sometimes these nodules form pockets or cysts. These fluid filled cysts can sometimes get large. Usually, this is a benign condition. Rarely, a thyroid cancer can be partially cystic. A multinodular goiter and thyroid cysts need to be evaluated carefully with a thyroid ultrasound and needle biopsy. ...Read more

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Are benign cysts on thyroid a threat?

Are benign cysts on thyroid a threat?

not if benign: Thyroid cysts are common and are often part of a multinodular goiter. The nodules and cysts need to be evaluated by ultrasound. Some ultrasound features suggest more (or less) suspicion of cancer, and your doctor will want to biopsy those. If all you have are simple nodules and cysts, there is usually no need to worry. ...Read more

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Where do cysts on the thyroid come from?

Where do cysts on the thyroid come from?

Adenomas: The thyroid gland is made up of a cells called follicles that secrete T4 and T3 (liothyronine) through the interaction of iodine. Sometimes, these follicules collace and form adenomas which are essentially an overgrowth. As the adenomas degenerate they can become fluid filled and are known as cyst. They are usually benign but rarely contain malignant components. To be safe, check TSH and get ultrasound. ...Read more

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There is a benign cyst on my thyroid. Is it required that i remove it?

There is a benign cyst on my thyroid. Is it required that i remove it?

Probably not: Thyroid cysts are common. If ultrasound shows no features worrisome for thyroid cancer, this can simply be followed by periodic ultrasounds. Your doctor may biopsy the cyst and remove fluid, but sometimes that is not even needed. If the fluid is drained, it will usually come back. If the thyroid and cyst are very large and bother you, it can be removed surgically, but usually not necessary. ...Read more

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I have a c complex cyst among simple cysts on thyroid. How worried should I be?

I have a c complex cyst among simple cysts on thyroid. How worried should I be?

Thyroid cysts: Thyroid cysts are common. A radiology report that describes thyroid cysts does not mean much, and is probably not worrisome, but your thyroid need to be examined by an Endocrinologist who does his/her own ultrasounds and biopsies. Nodules and cysts that look worrisome should have a biopsy. ...Read more

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Have 6 thyroid cysts some that are 5cm a few are 2 mm. ..Should I have my thyroid removed?

Have 6 thyroid cysts some that are 5cm a few are 2 mm. ..Should I have my thyroid removed?

Cm or mm: It depends on if they are causing swallowing or compressive symptoms already. A pure cyst is not cancerous so it's now depends on if they are causing symptoms. mm cysts should not cause any problems whereas a 5 cm cyst is quite large and could be problematic. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more