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What are the chanced that nodules that they can not biopsy be or become cancerious?

What are the chanced that nodules that they can not biopsy be or become cancerious?

Unclear question: What organ and what nodules? How old is the person? How big are the nodules? How did you discover those? Any pain, fever, tenderness? ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Biopsy (Definition)

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


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Are solid nodules of the thyroid usually biopsied?

Are solid nodules of the thyroid usually biopsied?

Thyroid nodules: Thyroid nodules are common, and most are benign. Work up may involve a thyroid scan; if the nodule does not take up iodine, it is more suspicious. Some ultrasound features suggest more suspicion, and your doctor will want to biopsy those. Hashimotos thyroiditis can sometimes make a gland nodular, but hashi gives a different us appearance, and may have positive tpo antibodies. ...Read more

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Why do docs recommend to biopsy my nodule rather than remove it?

Need more info: Where is the nodule? How big is it? Could it be just a miscommunication, a biopsy can be an excision biopsy, i.e., biopsy that removes the lesion. It would be prudent to discuss the issue with your doctor. ...Read more

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What's the expert opinion, could the dr do a biopsy of small nodules in my lymphnodes in neck?

What's the expert opinion, could the dr do a biopsy of small nodules in my lymphnodes in neck?

Depends: It is not possible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the lesions. I trust that is what your doctor will do and make the right choice. ...Read more

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Right isthmus a hypoechoic solid nodule 1.4 x.70 X11.3 CM min internal flow with ireg borders. Should I worry? Getting biopsy monday

Bone nodule: You know worrying never solves anything. Your doctor is concerned enough that they want to biopsy this nodule. So soon you will know what it is. With knowledge comes action. Then your doctors will have a plan, you will be able to discuss with them what the plan entails and you will be able to prepare instead of worrying. I hope everything turns out well. ...Read more

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My biopsied nodule was deemed cancerous. The cancer m.D. Was perplexed that the nodule shrunk. I chose the wait and see choice. Was that wise?

My biopsied nodule was deemed cancerous. The cancer m.D. Was perplexed that the nodule shrunk. I chose the wait and see choice. Was that wise?

Need More Info: Where was the nodule? What is the presumed origin of the cancer? Did your cancer doctor give you the "wait-and-see" option? If things are not crystal-clear, return to your cancer doctor for clarification and/or seek out a formal second opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a biopsy be taken of a calcified lung nodule?

Can a biopsy be taken of a calcified lung nodule?

Yes, but: Calcification of a lung nodule frequently indicates that it is benign in nature. It is the noncalcified nodules that are most concerning for lung cancer. And thus the noncalcified nodules that more frequently meet criteria that prompts biopsy of the nodule. Appropriate treatment of lung nodules is best done at facilities with experience ...Read more

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Why would a doctor take a biopsy of my nodule rather than remove it?

Need more info: Where is the nodule? How big is it? Skin nodules are usually removed in entirety, however, nodules in the thyroid, breast etc may be biopsied. ...Read more

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I have had a intrathyroid parathyroidectomy. I now have three nodules one of which is small, cystic and with calcifacation. Do I need a biopsy?

Depends: If you have a thyroid nodule with calcifications and it is large enough to needle biopsy it may be required. As long as PTH and calcium are normal it isn't likely to be more parathyroid. ...Read more

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Dear sirs! I have had a goiter for years and now since last year one complex nodule been growing 2 cm. Biopsy not suff. Cells may 2012 -new biopsy?

Dear sirs! I have had a goiter for years and now since last year one complex nodule been growing 2 cm. Biopsy not suff. Cells may 2012 -new biopsy?

Repeat: If the nodule grew 2cm since your last ultrasound, then I would surgically remove that part if your thyroid. If, however, your thyroid nodule grew and is now 1 cm in size, then I would repeat the biopsy one more time. If this is still insufficient, then I would proceed to surgery. ...Read more

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What should I expect for a biopsy of nodule in neck? Will it hurt? How long is the procedure? How many times will they stab? Will they numb the area?

Hope it helps: Surgeons may give a tranquilizer, general anesthesia, or local depending on how large the thing on your neck being biopsies is... If it is a lymph node and is small they may provide small local numb medicine and then inject with a needle to do another biopsy. If it is a skin biopsy again depending on the size can do a local numb as well. Anything larger they may perform general. You will do fine. ...Read more

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Hi...I had an endoscopy, and the biopsies they were able to take were negative, however they did find a 1 cm nodule in my esophagus. Should I be worried?

More information: What did the endoscopist think of the nodule? Was it biopsied or considered suspicious? We're plans made to rescope you for another look in the future? Your gastroenterologist is best qualified to advise you about this nodule. ...Read more

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I have a complex 2cm complex nodule. Had needle biopsy and was blood filled. Could not diagnose it. Will follow up later. Should do anything else now?

Please ask again: E, you did not say where this nodule is or whether it is symptomatic (causing any problems). Please ask again providing these details. And of course, ask the doctor who discovered the nodule, and the one who did the biopsy, what you should do until "later". Good luck! ...Read more

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I had a biopsy done in march. This was for a nodule on my isthemus. It was not cancer. However I have been having pain when bending my neck down and lifting it up. In the area.?

I had a biopsy done in march. This was for a nodule on my isthemus. It was not cancer. However I have been having pain when bending my neck down and lifting it up. In the area.?

Scar tissue?: My guess is you mean the isthmus of the thyroid. Obviously it's been quite a while since the biopsy was done however scar tissue can occur which is tougher and less resilient than normal tissue. This can bind surrounding tissue like tight strings. Consider a follow-up evaluation with your surgeon to see if there's any exercises or local massage that might loosen things up. ...Read more

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I can feel a small seed like nodule in my scrotum. Do I have to do a biopsy? Or what are your opinions?

I can feel a small seed like nodule in my scrotum. Do I have to do a biopsy? Or what are your opinions?

To see your DR: Most likely you have a cyst, fits your description, please see your doctor will tell you what it i, then you decide., if it is cyst to take it out or want to wait. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodule stable. What if I refuse a biopsy? Don't want cost or risk

Thyroid nodule stable. What if I refuse a biopsy? Don't want cost or risk

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 more

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If a thyroid nodule is shrinking, should surgery be an option? Thyroid biopsy was suspicious

If a thyroid nodule is shrinking, should surgery be an option? Thyroid biopsy was suspicious

Options: A suspicious nodule must either be rebiopsied in 3-6 months, reultrasounded in 6-12 mo looking for enlargement, or if it is a suspicious follicular lesion then affirma or vericyte analysis of the nodule proteins or possible oncogenes which can point to the nodule as suspicious (needs removal) or benign which can be watched. Would review with endocrinologist or experiences thyroid surgeon. ...Read more

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If a thyroid nodule is shrinking, should surgery be an option? Thyroid biopsy was suspicious

If a thyroid nodule is shrinking, should surgery be an option? Thyroid biopsy was suspicious

Options: Are you having compressive symptoms now? Do you feel the nodule/s when you swallow? How big are the nodules? I agree with the recommendation to have another pathologist look at the "suspicious" slides. In any case, you will need to follow the size of the nodules serially to track changes. ...Read more

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Is a thyroid nodule fna biopsy painful?

Is a thyroid nodule fna biopsy painful?

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 more

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Utz shows nodule is most likely fibroadenoma 1cm x 0.4cm. I'm 29 y/o do I need FNA biopsy. My mom has breast cancer?

Utz shows nodule is most likely fibroadenoma 1cm x 0.4cm. I'm 29 y/o do I need FNA biopsy. My mom has breast cancer?

Fibroadenoma: Fibroadenoma is a benign well circumscribed tumor with two components, epithelium and stroma. Only very rarely is the epithelium found to be atypical enough to be called carcinoma in situ and much more rarely to have invasive cancer. Another tumor called phyllodes Tumor can resemble Fibroadenoma closely and does have malignant variants. Good pathology exam is useful here. FNA or core bx OK. ...Read more

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Has anyone had a fine needle biopsy of a nodule?

Has anyone had a fine needle biopsy of a nodule?

Yes: It is a relatively painless technique for diagnosing a nodule. Depending upon the location of the nodule, it is often combined with a radiologic method to confirm correct needle placement, ie, ultrasound, ct. The main drawback is that it only yields cells for evaluation; core needle biopsy will obtain tissue but some nodules are too vascular to permit a core biopsy, ie, thyroid nodules. ...Read more

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Thyroid u/s reviled “solitary right of midline, 9mm complex cystic nonvascular ismuth nodule”. Should I be worried / biopsy?

Thyroid u/s reviled “solitary right of midline, 9mm complex cystic nonvascular ismuth nodule”. Should I be worried / biopsy?

Possibly: The ultrasound should be followed up with an appointment with an ear, nose and throat surgeon to discuss biopsy vs an additional nuclear medicine test that can give more information about the nodule. There should also be some lab tests done to measure thyroid hormones. All of that information will be used in making the best decision for you. ...Read more

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I have goiter nodule on the left and right of my neck. Had biopsy in february, negative, but for the past two weeks the left side is quite painful.?

Inflammation: You may have an area of thyroiditis or inflammation in the thyroid gland or alternatively bleeding into the thyroid nodule. Best to have your thyroid specialist evaluate with exam and ultrasound. The nodules may be a sign of Hashimoto's thyroiditis ...Read more

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I had a 6m repeat thyroid u/s due to a nodule. First was 5.3mmx4.9x3.3 now it's 6.5mm x5.5x3.3. hypoechoic in ll pole. Worrisome? Can it be biopsied?

I had a 6m repeat thyroid u/s due to a nodule. First was 5.3mmx4.9x3.3 now it's 6.5mm x5.5x3.3. hypoechoic in ll pole. Worrisome? Can it be biopsied?

Maybe: Your Doctor has to decide if "hypoechoic" means a cyst or something else. A cyst is not worrisome. If your Doctor decides on a biopsy, that can be done with a nodule of this size. ...Read more

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If a biopsied 1.7 x 1.2 x 1.0 CM isoechoic nodule (nonspecific) turns out cancerous, wouldn't the biopsy itself break the enclosure and spread cancer?

If a biopsied 1.7 x 1.2 x 1.0 CM isoechoic nodule (nonspecific) turns out cancerous, wouldn't the biopsy itself break the enclosure and spread cancer?

No: Biopsies are performed by either fine needle aspiration FNA) or core biopsy. Both techniques are specifically designed to prevent any contamination along the track of the needle. FNA uses suction to pull tissue into a syringe. Core biopsy uses a shield that is pushed down over the needle before it is withdrawn. There have never been any instances of these techniques causing spread of the tumor ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more