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What does a thyroid cyst with reactive lympnodes mean?

What does a thyroid cyst with reactive lympnodes mean?

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

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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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 ?

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: https://www.thyroid.org/wp-content/uploads/patients/brochures/Nodules_brochure.pdf

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

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Can a thyroid cyst disappear on its own?

Can a thyroid cyst disappear on its own?

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

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What is the best way to treat a thyroid cyst?

What is the best way to treat a thyroid cyst?

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

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I have a 8mm thyroid cyst with some septations. What does this mean? What are septations?

I have a 8mm thyroid cyst with some septations. What does this mean? What are septations?

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

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Can a thyroid cyst less than 1 cm cause blood in saliva?

Can a thyroid cyst less than 1 cm cause blood in saliva?

No, but...: A true thyroid cyst does nothing and are just there. When they get big (not ...Read more

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I have thyroid cyst what should I do?I also hv mild nodule n goiter.

I have thyroid cyst what should I do?I also hv mild nodule n goiter.

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

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I am hpv+ and I have painless thyroid cyst with painful active nodules recently noted.What should I do?

I am hpv+ and I have painless thyroid cyst with painful active nodules recently noted.What should I do?

Get evaluated: The painful nodules have nothing to do with your HPV status. You need to get in soon to have this evaluated before things get bad. ...Read more

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What is the difference between thyroid nodule and thyroid cyst?

See answer: A cyst is an encapsulated fluid filled structure – a nodule is a complex or solid lesion. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to have cmplex thyroid cyst with nodule and slight goiter?

Is it dangerous to have cmplex thyroid cyst with nodule and slight goiter?

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

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3 x 2 x 1 mm probable complex thyroid cyst seen on ultrasound. What's the likelihood its cancer?

3 x 2 x 1 mm probable complex thyroid cyst seen on ultrasound. What's the likelihood its cancer?

Low: It is unlikely that the lesion is cancer. You may wish to discuss the option of fine needle aspiration as a diagnostic test, with your doctor. ...Read more

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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!

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

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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

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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?

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

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Can a thyroid cyst, thyroiditis or goiter cause food or pills to get stuck in the throat?

Can a thyroid cyst, thyroiditis or goiter cause food or pills to get stuck in the throat?

Goiter - yes: Due to the size of a thyroid goiter, it can compress the esophagus. This can increase the chance of causing pills and food to become stuck. A simple thyroid cyst or classic thyroiditis should not cause this symptom. ...Read more

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I saw an ENT and he said that my thyroid cyst is to small to cause difficulty swallowing. Can hyperthyroidism cause swallowing difficulty?

I saw an ENT and he said that my thyroid cyst is to small to cause difficulty swallowing. Can hyperthyroidism cause swallowing difficulty?

Swallowing: Hyperthyroidism can cause any number of symptoms but why did the ENT doctor not pay attention to your swallowing difficulty?

Ask your primary doctor to refer you to someone else for an evaluation of your swallowing problem. ...Read more

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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

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

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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'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?

Yes: Otolaryngologists ( ENT Surgeons ) are trained to take care of thyroid problems and its surgery , will evaluate the nature of it , if indicated will do FNA ( needle biopsy ) most of them are equipped to do this in the office. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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Do you know if I might need surgery to remove the thyroid cyst since it gives me trouble swallowing and fast heart rate?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

Yes: 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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Thyroid (Definition)

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