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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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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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Can another fna thyroid nodule biopsy be taken 2 weeks after a previous fna biopsy?

Can another fna thyroid nodule biopsy be taken 2 weeks after a previous fna biopsy?

Better to wait: Cytopathologists may preferr that you wait a couple of months if it is slightly suspicious but inconclusive. Inflammation can make interpretion harder. On the other hand, if the fna was nondiagnostic because of too few cells, it is desirable to repeat it within a reasonably short period of time. ...Read more

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Can parathyroid adenoma reoccur?

Can parathyroid adenoma reoccur?

No: Once the adenoma is successfully surgically removed, it is gone but it is possible for another adenoma to develop on one of your remaining parathyroid gland (you usually have 4 glands). A blood test will tell if this is happening. ...Read more

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Is afirma thyroid fna analysis-molecular marker test by veracyte any good for diagnosing papillary thyroid cancer? Http://carolinaendocrine.Com

Is afirma thyroid fna analysis-molecular marker test  by veracyte  any good for diagnosing papillary thyroid cancer?
Http://carolinaendocrine.Com

Pathologist: Already answered(and saw some other answers) to this post earlier today; there is no better way to diagnose this than with a tissue biopsy and an experienced pathologist. ...Read more

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Why would a thyroidectomy final pathology report (not fna) be inconclusive (goiter vs follicular neoplasm)?

Why would a thyroidectomy final pathology report (not fna) be inconclusive (goiter vs follicular neoplasm)?

Second opinion: If after a thyroidectomy, your local pathologist still can't differentiate between goiter or cancer ask your doc to request the pathologist to send the tissue to a bigger referral institution for a second opinion. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodule of the right lobe. Fna indicated follicular lesion-also hypothyroid, family history of malignant thyroid nodules. Options?

Thyroid nodule of the right lobe. Fna indicated follicular lesion-also hypothyroid, family history of malignant thyroid nodules. Options?

Surgery or...: A repeat biopsy combined with an afirma assay test may give you somewhat better guidance, but with your history and risk factors, surgery may be the best option. By the way, why are you taking generic T4 an Armour Thyroid together? There is no way to monitor the dosage properly as the lab tests will be unreliable. Brand name T4 is better, safer and more reliable. ...Read more

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Can metastatic papillary thyroid cancer spread to the parathyroid? Is this rare? Can recurrent pap thyroid cancer show up on parathyroid?

Can metastatic papillary thyroid cancer spread to the parathyroid? Is this rare? Can recurrent pap thyroid cancer show up on parathyroid?

parathyroid: Presumably you have had surgery followed by radioactive iodine. This could damage the parathyroid and cause hypoparathyroidism, although this usually does not happen. Thyroid cancer spreads locally (within the neck), and that could damage the parathyroids more, but again, this does not usually happen. Check this out with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can follicular adenoma thyroid nodules be serious?

Can  follicular adenoma thyroid nodules be serious?

Yes.: A follicular adenoma may be a wolf in sheep's clothing, because cells from follicular adenomas and follicular carcinomas can look the same. Other follicular adenomas may have almost no chance of being cancers, but overproduce thyroid hormone, and need treatment to prevent harmful effects of hyperthyroidism on the bones, heart and other tissues. ...Read more

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My mom has needle aspiration biopsy and the results were: follicular neoplasm adenoma vs carcinoma; adenomatous colloid goiter with hyperplastic chang?

My mom has needle aspiration biopsy and the results were: follicular neoplasm adenoma vs carcinoma; adenomatous colloid goiter with hyperplastic chang?

It could be cancer/T: Thyroid cancer can show up like this. On the other hand benign Thyroid nodules are common but FNA may not be adequate to make a correct diagnosis. You should seek an expert opinion from a Thyroid Cancer doctor. Such specialists are found in bigger Medical centers or in a Cancer hospital where you could first go to an Endocrinologist or head and Neck surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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3 thyroid nodules, hypoechoic solid nodule with few tiny calcified 1st FNA is benign follicular lesion and 2nd is benign follicular nodule,possible?

3 thyroid nodules, hypoechoic solid nodule with few tiny calcified 1st FNA is benign follicular lesion and 2nd is benign follicular nodule,possible?

Thyroid follicles: Most likely, the ultrasound is picking up benign follicular cysts, or areas of "colloid" (where thyroid hormone is made) arranged in a circular pattern or nodule. From the description (& the 2 FNA biopsies) it's unlikely to be cancer. In certain parts of the world (40% of it), iodine deficiency is common & thyroid nodules are prominent. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thyroid-nodules ...Read more

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FNA nodule , AFIRMA result suspic thyroid cancer had tot thyroidectomy, pathology has entire specimen yet can't determine if cancer or not why?

False-pos Afirma?: Afirma testing has been in clinical use for several years. It now appears that Afirma testing is clinically useful when it is negative and not when it is positive. This has been my experience and I am not sure there is supporting data regarding this. So, in your case, the Afirma test was probably falsely positive, and that the nodule was benign. My best guess. ...Read more

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Should a heterogeneous thyroid nodule measuring 23x12x20mm be biopsied thyroid surgery partial

Biopsy: I agree. A nodule this big should be biopsied. Chance of malignancy is low but you need to do it to find out. ...Read more

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Nodule in l thyroid vth faint focal calcification, multiple enlargd lymph nodes in l cervical regn(surgical level3).Papillary carcinoma vth metastasis?

Nodule in l thyroid vth faint focal calcification, multiple enlargd lymph nodes in l cervical regn(surgical level3).Papillary carcinoma vth metastasis?

Thyroid cancer: Did you have a biopsy? An fna (fine needle aspirate) could be performed where a thin needle is used to collect cells from the thyroid nodule. This sample is sent to a pathologist for examination. The presence of multiple nodes is concerning and deserves further workup. Hope this helps. Papillary carcinoma is common and treatable. ...Read more

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Cancer detected in a thyroid biopsy?

Cancer detected in a thyroid biopsy?

Needs thyroidectomy: If your needle biopsy revealed cancer, your need to proceed with thyroidectomy. Needle cytology is very accurate when carcinoma is detected. Most thyroid cancers are curable if treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Is a heterogeneous thyroid nodule cancerous?

Is a heterogeneous thyroid nodule cancerous?

Possibly: Each thyroid nodule has an approx. 5% chance of malignancy, thus a heterogenous could be cancerous. Looking at it the other way, a heterogenous nodule has a 95% chance of not being cancerous. ...Read more

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