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Thyroid Nodule Surgery Recovery Time
I have a complex thyroid nodule that was much smaller but has grown to 2.9 CM (it was less than a CM 7 years ago) and I can feel it, do I need surgery?
FineNeedle aspiratio: 4-7 % thyroid nodules can be cancerous. What was your TSH levels. Was a fine needle aspiration (FNA) ever performed on this nodule? If TSH IS NORMAL get FNA! If TSH lower than normal get Nuclear Thyroid Scan. If scan shows non functioning nodule...then get FNA. If FUNCTIONING NODULE check FT4 and T3 levels. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should surgery be done for uncertain 3cm thyroid nodule? What are the possible complication in future if surgery is not done?
Biopsy: Has a biopsy been performed already? If so, and the results are uncertain, you should discuss this case with both an endocrinologist and with a surgeon. Complications from thyroid surgery are rare. Mortality from thyroid cancer is very low, but certain types of thyroid cancer can metastasize, and that is something you want to avoid. ...Read more
Not yet: Hi. You don't need surgery yet. First you need a fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB). Ultrasound findings can make cancer less or more likely, but cannot confirm or exclude the diagnosis of thyroid cancer. And if it's NOT cancer, surgery would not indicated. FNAB with gene testing would be the most prudent next step in almost every case. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: All thyroid nodules that are solitary and on scan are considered to be cold and not actively producing hormone have the potential to become malignant. As one gets older if there is a malignancy it tends to be more aggressive so that with spread to nodes there can be compliations. In the 20 age group tumors are less aggressive with cure rate high. leaving a benign adenoma can result in cancer ...Read more
My thyroid nodule fna came back as "benign follicularadenoma." I thought follicular growths had to be examinedthrough surgery. Are these results accurate?
Gray area: Thyroid fna can be difficult for a pathologist, on the limited sample, to be confident that the nodule is benign. For that reason, the pathology report may leave open the possibility that it is either benign or malignant. There is no absolute right or wrong, and it can depend on the experience and decisiveness of the examining pathologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was told I had a benign follicular adenoma after a fna on my thyroid nodule. is it possible to know this without surgery?
Thyroid nodule with rare cluster ofoverlapping enlarged cells, grooves and pale chromatin. Rebiopsy or surgery? 2.9x1.1x2.2 cm
You have a choice: The results you are sharing are benign. The cells were likely from a fna biopsy. The size of your thyroid nodule meets criteria for removal, greater than 2.5 cm. Okay to talk to your doc and your surgeon about risk/benefits of waiting a few months with repeat ultrasound versus surgery now to remove one side of your thyroid. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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