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Cyst Isthmus Thyroid
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Thyroid cyst: An ultrasound report that says "cyst in thyroid" can mean almost anything, or nothing. Questions for your doctor: is the thyoid enlarged? Is it full of nodules? Is it over or underactive? Do you have Hashimoto's? Best to see an Endocrinologist who does ultrasounds so he/she can interpret the findings properly. ...Read more
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
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
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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