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Thyroid Cyst Crystals Symptoms 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
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
My ENT doctor sent me for a barium swallow because he thinks I might have another condition because my thyroid cyst is very tiny to give symptoms. ?
Barium swallow: I would follow the ENT doctor's advice. You did not mention what symptoms you have so it is tough to find a more definite response. ...Read more
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
Unlikely: Benign cysts do not become malignant.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
Asked a question 3 days ago about thyroid cyst well now I am having pain on the left side of my thyroid pretty much every day. see specialist 3/5/15?
3/5/15: If you are in pain and cannot see your doctor for almost a month (regrettably not unusual) please go to the nearest Emergency Room! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am hpv+ and I have painless thyroid cyst with painful active nodules recently noted.What should I do?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
So my ultrasound came back that I have two 4mm thyroid cyst with associated calcification and another 3mm avascular hyperbolic nodule on the right ?
Small: They are very small. I wouldn't do anything to them except maybe look at them again in 1 year to make sure they are not growing. ...Read more
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