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Hemorrhagic Thyroid Cyst
Usually benign: Thyroid cyst is benign lesion, contains mainly fluid. Reactive nodes are inflammatory and reacting to some type of inflammation. Thyroid cancer can be associated with nodes containing metastatic tumor cells. Nethertheless you should have follow up scan in 3-6 months to make sure things remain stable. Sometimes cancer can have sone cystic components. ...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
What is a complex thyroid cyst ? I had one that was 3mm and 4mm. One went away and now I have a new one. I have subclinic hashimotos.Can that cause ?
Complex thyroid cyst:
Nodules are associated with Hashimoto's, as is iodine deficiency and family history. The cyst since it contains solid elements should be monitored and if larger around 8-10 mm should be biopsied to check for malignancy. which easy to treat successfully. f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more
Asked a question 3 days ago about thyroid cyst well now I am having pain on the left side of my thyroid pretty much every day. see specialist 3/5/15?
3/5/15: If you are in pain and cannot see your doctor for almost a month (regrettably not unusual) please go to the nearest Emergency Room! ...Read more
Thyroid cysts: Yes, thyroid cysts fill with fluid, they can sometimes get rather large, and then they can go away by themselves. When thyroid ultrasound and biopsy is done, simple cysts are often not drained, because they only come back anyway, and they are not dangerous. If this is your problem, you may wish to talk to your endocrinologist about this. ...Read more
Thyroid cyst: Thyroid cysts are common in goiters that have multiple nodules. Cysts can be drained with a needle, but they often come back. If the cyst is not part of a cancer, and if it is not uncomfortable or painful, it is reasonable to do nothing; follow it periodically with ultrasound to make sure it is not changing. If painful/uncomfortable or suspicious, surgery may be indicated, but usually not needed. ...Read more
Walls: Septations are walls in the cyst that are benign. You should not have to worry about these results unless your health care provider says differently. ...Read more
Unlikely: Benign cysts do not become malignant.Get a more detailed answer ›
No, but...: A true thyroid cyst does nothing and are just there. When they get big (not ...Read more
Size matters: If the size of your thyroid is causing you symptoms of compression (pressure, pain, difficulty breathing or swallowing), then i would recommend that you have your thyroid removed. If any nodule is > 1cm then it should be biopsied. Otherwise, just observe with yearly or every other year ultrasound. ...Read more
I am hpv+ and I have painless thyroid cyst with painful active nodules recently noted.What should I do?
Worth checking: If the size of your thyroid is causing you symptoms of compression (pressure, pain, difficulty breathing or swallowing), then i would recommend that you have your thyroid removed. If any nodule is > 1cm then it should be biopsied. The complex cyst should be biopsied if there is any solid component. It may also be drained under ultrasound (us). Otherwise, just observe with yearly us. ...Read more
Hi doc,can a thyroid cyst resolve on it's own.its only visible when I swallow but my doc says surgery is the only way out.help!
Indication 4 surgery: Thyroid nodules are very common. Under 1 cm, they are usually observed, meaning a repeat Ultrasound in one year. A FNA can be helpful. Okay to ask about medication and observation. If larger than 2.5 cm or blocking your airway, surgery to remove the affected lobe is indicated. Take a friend with you to appointment. If FNA is done, ask for confirmation it was sampled. Be well. ...Read more
On October 22, 2014 I had botox in my neck to treat cervical dystonia. A few weeks later I was diagnosed with hyperthyroid and a thyroid cyst. ?
Unrelated: Hi. The two (Botox treatment and hyperthyroidism) are coincidental in your case, but not related in a cause and effect manner. Have your hyperthyroidism evaluated, and treated, if indicated. If the cystic nodule is not causing the hyperthyroidism, it may need a separate evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more
So my ultrasound came back that I have two 4mm thyroid cyst with associated calcification and another 3mm avascular hyperbolic nodule on the right ?
Small: They are very small. I wouldn't do anything to them except maybe look at them again in 1 year to make sure they are not growing. ...Read more
I have Graves Disease and a 0.6 cm thyroid cyst. I take medication but it's not helping me. Will I need aggressive treatment?
Helping what is imp: It is important to know what the medication is and when you say not helping we need to know what you are feeling and defining as not working. our physician can have you see an endocrinologist who can guide you ...Read more
I was recently diagnosed with Graves Disease and have a small 0.6 cm thyroid cyst. Can all of this cause difficulty swallowing especially pills?
My ENT doctor sent me for a barium swallow because he thinks I might have another condition because my thyroid cyst is very tiny to give symptoms. ?
I would follow the ENT doctor's advice.
You did not mention what symptoms you have so it is tough to find a more definite response. ...Read more
I saw an ENT and he said that my thyroid cyst is to small to cause difficulty swallowing. Can hyperthyroidism cause swallowing difficulty?
Is hoarseness common after FNA of thyroid cyst? I had 15ccs drained and while my throat feels better, I am now very hoarse! It's been 4 days
Thyroid FNA: Needle aspiration of thyroid nodules is a common procedure with few side effects. But these include tenderness (bleeding into the tissues) and irritation on the recurrent laryngeal nerve nerve,. The latter may lead to a sensation of hoarseness or other difficulties with swallowing. ...Read more
I'm going to see an ear, nose, and, throat specialist plus he's a thyroid specialist. Will he be able to help me with the thyroid cyst?
I have a thyroid cyst, 10 enlarged lymph nodes in neck & 8 in groin, lung scarring, high k, low na, lower wbc, hypotension & a long list of symptoms?
Internist: You're not going to get a diagnosis in an on-line forum. You obviously have a complicated problem that will require a comprehensive evaluation. If your local doctor can't help, seek help at an academic center with a general internist. You're only 113 miles from DES moines. Ps, hi k and low na with low BP suggests addison's disease. ...Read more
Ideas on soreness/bruises after benign thyroid cyst fna lasting wks; months later voice deeper; 1yr later throat aches/speech hurts. Ent said lpr.?
GERD: Gerd and LPR are essentially synonyms and certainly can be the cause. The ENT doctor should have also evaluated the possibility of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury, either from biopsy or possibly from autoimmune related hypothyroidism. Start with your internist to evaluate these possibilities. ...Read more
Do you know if I might need surgery to remove the thyroid cyst since it gives me trouble swallowing and fast heart rate?
See Endocrinologist: See an Endocrinologist before you see a surgeon. If you are hyperthyroid (explaining the fast heart rate), that needs to be treated, and not necessarily by surgery. How big is the cyst? If small, it may be of no concern, and the thyroid cyst may have nothing to do with your swallowing. ...Read more
I have over active thyroid T3 (liothyronine) and T4 plus a thyroid cyst and it's giving me diificult swallowing, breathing problems, and cough. Will I need surgery?
Hyperthyroidism: Hyperthyroidism is treated with medications, I-131 ablation or surgery. Swallowing problems may be present with large goiters or nodules however there are multiple other causes. These rarely result in breathing problems. Other etiologies for cough and breathing problems should be explored with your physician. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with a 1.4 CM hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. I have a history of thyroid cancer. Can these cysts ever be cancerous? Thank you
Ovarian cancers can be and often are cystic. However, you should discuss this with your doctor as small cysts with hemorrhage are far commoner than ovarian cancers. In the mean time you may consult this site for information on this topic.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cancer/basics/definition/CON-20028096 ...Read more
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