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Pain bottom r-rib area+constant occ. Severe unilat r-side lymph swell neck/arm/pit for 8 long mon. Ct=3.5cm thyroid mass-subtotal 3wks ago-dx papillary. Symptoms continue>can l-side pap mets to r-arm?

Pain bottom r-rib area+constant occ. Severe unilat r-side lymph swell neck/arm/pit for 8 long mon. Ct=3.5cm thyroid mass-subtotal 3wks ago-dx papillary. Symptoms continue>can l-side pap mets to r-arm?

Yes: Papillary thyroid carcinoma (if i understood the diagnosis correctly) may metastasize to lymph nodes on the same side of the body and on the opposite side as well. This particular type of cancer has a high rate of lymph node metastasis but the prognosis is still very good, especially in younger patients. It can also spread to other organs (lungs, bones, brain). Oncology consult is a must. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Belching (Definition)

Belching (big burps) is a symptom in which a person forces air noisily from his stomach out through his mouth. Belching can be due to too much air or gas in the stomach. Sometimes, people purposely swallow air and belch it back ...Read more


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I have calcification on my thyroid and some in my neck mass. When i did my fna, the doctor only sampled the thyroid. Why not the mass? Same finding?

I have calcification on my thyroid and some in my neck mass. When i did my fna, the doctor only sampled the thyroid. Why not the mass? Same finding?

It depends,,,: It depends on other tests and what they showed if the doctor did them. For example, an iodine uptake test may be done for a thyroid with nodules and depending on the results there may not have been a need for an aspiration of the nodule. It also depends on what was being looked for, cancer or another disease so more info. Like the aspiration results is likely needed. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have a large benign mass that i'm having removed along with right thyroid next month, now my leftside of neck is hurting me and hurts to swallow?

I have a large benign mass that i'm having removed along with right thyroid next month, now my leftside of neck is hurting me and hurts to swallow?

What is your: question? If you're scheduled to have the mass removed, I assume it's because that what the indicated therapy after a full and complete evaluation, probably with a biopsy. Check w/your physician. ...Read more

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I have a mass and several hard nodes in my neck. Nodules on my thyroid no infectuon or autoimmune disease. But tell me its "nothing". Any advice?

I have a mass and several hard nodes in my neck. Nodules on my thyroid  no infectuon or autoimmune disease. But  tell me its "nothing". Any advice?

Biopsy?: There are many causes of lumps or nodules in the neck/thyroid. For the thyroid, they may be monitored over time by ultrasound and/or biopsied so that microscopic tissue can be examined (for possible cancer). Protocols for evaluating these are pretty straight forward, but if you have questions for your doctor, then please ask. Sounds like more info about your work-up might put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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There's enlargement on my neck. blood tests returned normal. ultrasound showed there's a mass in my thyroid. Fnab said it's benign. Is surgery needed?

There's enlargement on my neck. blood tests returned normal. ultrasound showed there's a mass in my thyroid. Fnab said it's benign. Is surgery needed?

It's your call: Unless there's some reason to doubt the fine needle biopsy results, or the mass is uncomfortable or unsightly, you're welcome to leave it in. ...Read more

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Normal Carotid Doppler Studies.1- Right ICA encircling the Internal carotic artery. 2- Complex mass in the right thyroid lobe. History Neck cancer.

Normal Carotid Doppler Studies.1- Right ICA encircling the Internal carotic artery. 2- Complex mass in the right thyroid lobe. History Neck cancer.

Thyroid ultrasound: You need a neck ultrasound to fully evaluate the thyroid. Possibly will need a fine needle biopsy if the complex mass is big enough. The first thing is to fully evaluate the neck with an ultrasound. ...Read more

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2.0cm x 1.5cm hard nontender mass. Right side of neck. Nauseated fatigued night sweats. No thyroid. Could this be cancer? TSH 273.4.

2.0cm x 1.5cm  hard nontender mass. Right side of neck. Nauseated fatigued night sweats. No thyroid. Could this be cancer?  TSH 273.4.

Get it evaluated: Hopefully, it is no reason for concern, but such a mass should be evaluated by a doctor. Fatigue and night sweats are common symptoms of thyroid disease, as well as lymphoma. A TSH of 273.4 definitely warrants further evaluation and treatment. It is always better to know a diagnosis than to worry about the worse. Knowledge is power, power to take the correct action to take care of your health. ...Read more

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Throbbing neck a symptom of thyroid problems?

Throbbing neck a symptom of thyroid problems?

Unlikely: Most thyroid problems do not cause pain unless there is some type of inflammation also have checked out by doctor to see if painful area is in the thyroid or involves another gland or lymph node or a problem with the vein or arteries in the neck. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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