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Could biopsies that I had in the past cause punctate calcifications on my thyroid?

Could biopsies that I had in the past cause punctate calcifications on my thyroid?

Not likley: Some thyroid lesions are prone to punctate calcification, one being papillary carcinoma of the thyroid. Please consult your doctor to see if a biopsy or fine needle aspirate may be needed to evaluate the lesions. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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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


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1.3cm thyroid nodule with multiple punctate calcification, ear pain, lump feeling in throat, cancer chance?

1.3cm thyroid nodule with multiple punctate calcification, ear pain, lump feeling in throat, cancer chance?

Possible: I don't love giving scary news in this type of forum but anytime I see a nodule with microcalcification I get concerned about cancer. It should definitely be biopsied. Lump feeling is probably unrelated. ...Read more

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I have a large hot noduleon my thyroid with punctate calcifications. I thought hot nodules could not be cancerous. What is the likelihood that it is?

I have a large hot noduleon my thyroid with punctate calcifications. I thought hot nodules could not be cancerous. What is the likelihood that it is?

Need to biopsy: There is no definite way to know whether it is a cancer for a benign thyroid nodule without a biopsy. You may proceed with a fine needle aspiration biopsy which is a simple needle insertion which is quick and is only a little pain however many times it will require an open biopsy for definitive diagnosis good luck! ...Read more

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Punctate metallic density or calcific density projects over right lateral anterior chest wall. Xray results. What does this mean?

Punctate metallic density or calcific density projects over right lateral anterior chest wall. Xray results. What does this mean?

Chest films: It would help to be able to see the x-ray. This is often a foreign body, bullets being very common, or there can be a calcified lymph node. You need to ask your doctor about this since they can get further studies to better define the source of this. Actually if you were wearing clothing or a piece of jewelry, or a prior surgical clip that may be the source. ...Read more

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Sir... a pleasant afternoon... base on my xray, there are small punctate calcific densities in my both lung fields... how can I remove or cure this?

Sir... a pleasant afternoon... base on my xray, there are small punctate calcific densities in my both lung fields... how can I remove or cure this?

Based on: Limited info, these are most likely benign califications related to prior granulomatous infection (for example, histoplasmosis). As an incidental finding, it is most likely asymptomatic and no treatment is needed (there is no treatment). However, there are other potential causes, so talk to your doc about what the results mean in your particular case. ...Read more

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What is a questionable punctate calcific density in the kidney, CT report says that. Also what is a 1.2 CM probable cyst in the lower pole of kidney?

What is a questionable punctate calcific density in the kidney, CT report says that. Also what is a 1.2 CM probable cyst in the lower pole of kidney?

Kidney abnormalities: "calcific densities" in the kidneys usually represent calcifications or stones, depending on any other associated findings they may have mentioned. Sometimes kidney tumorsay calcify, but they would have mentioned any finding concerning for this. Cysts are very common, and if they meet certain well defined criteria (bozniak classification), they are usually benign and need no further follow up. ...Read more

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US shows Multinodular thyroid (.6 cm, . 4 cm)goiter but predominate solid nodule is 3.2cm has new calcific and increased vascularity what does this mean?

Needs further workup: Any nodule over 1cm should undergo at the very minimum a fine needle aspiration biopsy. A recommendation may also be made to bypass the needle biopsy and proceed to thyroidectomy given the new calcifications which place the nodule in a higher risk category. Discuss these and other options with your primary care physician and/or specialist. ...Read more

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Ct scan shows small calcific densities measuring 3.5mm in the right lobe of thyroid gland. Any suggestions on what this could be please? I had breast cancer in 08 but no mestateses and n full remission w br ca. Tysvm! I love you guys.

Ct scan shows small calcific densities measuring 3.5mm in the right lobe of thyroid gland. Any suggestions on what this could be please? I had breast cancer in 08 but no mestateses and n full remission w br ca. Tysvm! I love you guys.

Many things: Thyroid calcifications are relatively common. Some of them are an indication of thyroid cancer. The first thing to do is to get a neck ultrasound, which is better than ct in visualizing the thyroid, and thyroid function tests. ...Read more

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Punctate nonobstructing calcific fleck found on left kidney pelvis. I must control stone-mkg w/ Urocit-K. Will this fleck get bigger or pass?

Punctate nonobstructing calcific fleck found on left kidney pelvis. I must control stone-mkg w/ Urocit-K. Will this fleck get bigger or pass?

Stone passable: If stone is described as punctate it is likely only a millimeter or two in diameter which makes it a good bet to pass if it moves into the kidney tube (ureter). If you are on Urocit K (potassium citrate) I assume that you have been diagnosed with a low citrate level and this medication supplements the level which can prevent certain calcium crystals from forming. Key is to have stone monitored, with good hydration ...Read more

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I have trouble swallowing but not all the time. Sometimes I really have a hard time swallowling and other x no problem. I had CT scan show small calcific densities in right lobe of thyroid gland. Could this be the cause even though I don't kno what the ct

Need evaluation: There are many possible causes for your current symptoms. Although the ct showed "small calcified densities in the thyroid", it still might not be the cause for your difficulty swallowing. The next step would be a thyroid u/s to see if these "densities" are in a nodule and to see how many nodules & how big they are. Get the ct result, sit down with your doc and discuss the next step of evaluation. ...Read more

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Neck CT "small cortical defect along the anterior aspect of the dens just below the anterior arch of C1 with adjacent bone or calcific density." Platelets - 487. ANA is neg. RA Factor - neg. C-Reactive Prot, Quant - 79.6. Sedimentation Rate-West - 47?

Neck CT "small cortical defect along the anterior aspect of the dens just below the anterior arch of C1 with adjacent bone or calcific density." Platelets - 487. ANA is neg. RA Factor - neg. C-Reactive Prot, Quant - 79.6. Sedimentation Rate-West - 47?

Lab results: Hello ~ there is no history so impossible to comment. The CRP is non-specific and slightly up and ESR is non specific and slightly raised. Luckily the ANA and RA negative. The changes at ant ramus C2 and dens are nonspecific possibly due to osteo-arthritis. (ANA and RA shd not be routine labs!) If mets or myeloma in dd do bone scan. thanks ...Read more

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What does calcification of thyroid tumors mean?

What does calcification of thyroid tumors mean?

It can be..: A sign of a cancer rather than a benign growth- need a fine needle aspirate=biopsy to decide. ...Read more

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What does calcification of of thyroid tumour mean?

It depends: In general calcification in tumor is not bad and may indicates (for example) benighn lesion in lung mass. You need more work up of thyroid mass and eventually bx if needed. ...Read more

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What is punctate endometrial calcification?

What is punctate endometrial calcification?

Best answered by gyn: However it is a calcification in your uterus...Beyond that I would refer you to your gyn doc. ...Read more

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Punctate endometrial calcification, nonspecific?

Punctate endometrial calcification, nonspecific?

Nonspecific: This could be an artificat. Saline infusion hysterosonogram could be performed to evaluate this further. ...Read more

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What does thickening of the thyroid and calcification of the thyroid mean?

Nothing: This is not related to thyroid dysfunction or cancer, just an incidental finding from imaging, sort of like blue eyes and blond hair, just a description ...Read more

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What does right thyroid lobe enlarged with calcification mean?

If you mean: Calcifications in a thyroid nodule, you need routine lab, a serum thyroglobulin determination and probably a fine needle biopsy. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Punctate benign calcification in ovary, does it effect or must remove it?

Punctate benign calcification in ovary, does it effect or must remove it?

Benign calcification: A punctate benign ovarian calcification, key word, appears benign meaning not harmful. However, this is an ultrasound "diagnosis" and bears continuing follow up with the GYN MD as sometimes the ultrasound 'gets it wrong" and that is why ovarian biopsies are done to obtain a tissue diagnosis. ...Read more

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. What is a 6mm anechoric structure with through-transmission in thyroid gland. At the int extent has focal course calcification mean?

. What is a 6mm anechoric structure with through-transmission in thyroid gland. At the int extent has focal course calcification mean?

Lesion in thyroid: That should be monitored to make sure it doesn't grow

now too tiny to biopsy
recommend repeat umtrasound in 6 m to see if it changes in size. ...Read more

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What could this mean? : "There is a punctate 2 to 3 mm calcification to the right of the L1 - L2 disc space overlying midpole on right kidney"

What could this mean? : "There is a punctate 2 to 3 mm calcification to the right of the L1 - L2 disc space overlying midpole on right kidney"

Calcification: Body often can heal a part of its tissue and deposit calcium. I am presuming this was a finding on a CT scan you may have had done. The calcification is tiny in size and is often of no significance. It is on the kidney. The size is really small to be of concern. Suggest discuss with the MD that ordered the test. ...Read more

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It's been over a year since my last thyroid biopsy it came back with hurthle cells calcification and hypervascular but benign. Second opinion?

It's been over a year since my last thyroid biopsy it came back with hurthle cells calcification and hypervascular but benign. Second opinion?

Follow up: You need to have a repeat ultrasound to see if the nodule has changed since the last biopsy. If it's the same or getting smaller, you don't need to have another biopsy. I recommend seeing the doctor who did the original biopsy. That person knows your history and will be able to follow this nodule for you. The choice to seek a second opinion is always yours but I'm not sure it's needed at this time. ...Read more

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I was incidentally diagnosed with 4mm thyroid hypoecoic cystic nodule with couple central punctuate calcification. How often those turn out cancerous?

I was incidentally diagnosed with 4mm thyroid hypoecoic cystic nodule with couple central punctuate calcification. How often those turn out cancerous?

These: Nodules are usually benign HOWEVER further evaluation may be indicated. You should be evaluated by a specialist in thyroid problems! An Endocrinologist or Head and Neck surgeon should be the next step!

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0, 5cm hypoechoic nodule with rim calcification was found on my thyroid US. I have no symptoms at all and the us was done 4fertility issues. Is that bad?

Follow see growth: Calcifications may be a sign in perhaps 25% of nodules. No biosy neede as yet. If reat US is done and growth note a fine needle biopsy isindicated ...Read more

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Help please? What is the difference between a thyroid nodule and a calcification?

Tumor vs. Ca++: A thyroid nodule is a growth in the gland composed of thyroid tissue that might be undergoing change to a premalignant or malignant form. In certain growths or possibly traumatic sites the tissue allows for the deposition of calciuim into the area or growth and is most often associate with a benign process taking place in the thyroid gland. ...Read more

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My uterus measures 99 x 35 x 45 mm. The report says there is a 2 mm punctate calcification poster of uterus. Is this bad?

My uterus measures 99 x 35 x 45 mm. The report says there is a 2 mm punctate calcification poster of uterus. Is this bad?

No: This sounds basically normal. Calcifications are sometimes associated with non-cancerous tumor of the uterus called fibroids. This is absolutely of no medical concern. ...Read more

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I have done USGthyroid. Normal thyroid and isthumus show diffusely altered heterogeneous echotexture. Vascularity present. No lesion nor calcification.

I have done USGthyroid. Normal thyroid and isthumus show diffusely altered heterogeneous echotexture. Vascularity present. No lesion nor calcification.

Thyroid function?: Hi. What prompted the thyroid ultrasound? Sounds like no nodule, so thyroid cancer is not the issue here. Heterogeneous echo texture is non-specific, but certainly can be seen in Hashimoto's. Do you have normal thyroid function? Even if so, you could check TPO & thyroglobulin antibodies to see if there's evidence of autoimmune thyroiditis. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does: Septated upper pole right renal cyst. Right kidney contains multi septated cyst, 4.5cm in size. May contain punctate calcification. - mean?

What does: Septated upper pole right renal cyst. Right kidney contains multi septated cyst, 4.5cm in size. May contain punctate calcification. - mean?

A single cyst: The cyst you have is not a simple cyst but a septate cyst, that means the cyst space inside is divided into multiple small spaces from by of bands of tissue. Calcification in the cysts is common from concretions from long standing fluid inside the cysts. But as the cyst if 4.5 cm, just be it monitored with help of US once in every yr-2 yrs to r/o cancer development. Look for pain, blood in urine ...Read more

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I had a thyroid ultra sound done and the results says I have a nodule on the right lobe measuring 2.2x0.76x0.99cm and on the left lobe I have subcentimeter nodule with associated calcification which measures 0.48x0.22x0.44 -isthmus 0.28 what does this m

I had a thyroid ultra sound done and the results says I have a nodule on the right lobe measuring 2.2x0.76x0.99cm and on the left lobe I have subcentimeter nodule with associated calcification which measures 0.48x0.22x0.44 -isthmus 0.28 what does this m

Nodules occur in up: 40% of the population with only 4-5% of nodules being cancerous. Most authorities advise a fine needle aspiration of the larger nodules greater than or equal to 0.8cm in most cases. Authorities also recommend a serum tsh. ...Read more

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Does calcification of thyroid nodules mean cancer?

No: But in the setting of a solid nodule they are a marker for possible cancer and often lead to needle biopsy. ...Read more