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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
Biopsy on bleeding-ulcer showed problem w/parathyroid gland. Dr said that i need to go for further testing&that my wife should to. Why her too?
Start with blood: A parathyroid tumor will announce itself as a high serum calcium on routine lab work with or without a neck mass that rises on swallowing. Without, the high calcium will prompt imaging studies in search of neck or nearby mass. This will be excised. 1 in 1000 people needs a parathyroid tumor removed but the large majority are benign and many parathyroid cancers are cured by the surger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid ultrasound: several hypoechoic foci measuring 7mm in length, could represent nodes, less likely prominent parathyroid. Should I be worried?
Probably not: We never treat pictures (i.e.Ultrasound), we treat the patient. If they are in thyroid, 7mm nodules are very common (and obviously tiny) particularly in women. If they are outside thyroid, additional imaging ct scan of neck with contrast may be needed. Discuss findings along with symptoms, pertinent blood work (ex. Thyroid function tests, ca++) with your primary care physician or endocrinologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My daughter has a 1.1cm hypoechoic density on the lt. Thyroid gland inferior to the parathyroid gland (hx: hoshimoto's) should we be concerned?
Would biopsy: I would generally biopsy any lump on the thyroid gland 1cm or larger. Hashimoto's does make the results of the biopsy a little more confusing sometimes, but that wouldn't keep me from doing an ultrasound guided needle biopsy. Talk to a surgeon who regularly performs thyroid surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a CT scan and an ultrasound and both said I have a parathyroid tumour but I have normal pth and calcium levels. Can they take time to elevate?
My thyroid u/s show mild cervical lymphadenopathy small nodule inferior posterior left lobe of thyroid Additional parathyroid adenoma/lymphadenopathy?
Specialists: These findings are best evaluated by a Thyroidologist/endocrinologist collaborating with a skilled head and neck surgeon. More than likely a needle biopsy of the thyroid nodule and possibly a ct scan of the neck will be recommended. The radiologist will thoroughly review these images with the specialists. ...Read more
If you're having parathyroid problems what are the symptoms of having the problems or ones that are failing?
Stones, bones,groans: For hyperparathyroidsim (causing high calcium) we learn in medical school: stones, bones, groans and psychiatric overtones. This means kidney stones, bone weakness and pain, abdominal pain (groans) and depression, memory issues, etc. You are diagnosed by having high blood calcium with high parathyroid hormone levels. Treatment is usually outpatient surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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