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In endoscopy test doctor found a nodule at gastroesophageal junction biopsy results may take some time so keen to know what is it is it normal

In endoscopy test doctor found a nodule at gastroesophageal junction biopsy results may take some time so keen to know what is it is it normal

Prob benign: Most common nodules at ge junction are benign (not cancer or malignant) inflammatory nodules usually from chronic gastroesophageal reflux. Given your age this is far and away most likely cause. Cancer at ge junction can present as a nodule so biopsy is prudent. ...Read more

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37 asain female. Born outside of usa. Always TB test positive. 2009 chest X-ray is clear. 09/2012 X-ray show 4mm nodule. How concern should I be?

37  asain female.  Born outside of usa.  Always TB test positive.  2009 chest X-ray is clear. 09/2012 X-ray show 4mm nodule.  How concern should I be?

Concerned: A new pulmonary nodule is concerning.
Probably not TB since skin test has been positive and "clear" chest x-ray in 2009.
See pulmonologist for workup. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a thyroid nodule needle aspiration test take up to two weeks to get results?

Please tell me, could a thyroid nodule needle aspiration test take up to two weeks to get results?

May be: If the hospital is large and has their own thyroid pathologist, then it is less than two weeks. If your endocrinologist or hospital send it to mayo clinic or other special lab. Then it can take up to two weeks. ...Read more

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If a lung nodule is malignant , would that show up in blood test, and how fast would it grow if its cancer lung nodule is calcified in center?

If a lung nodule is malignant , would that show up in blood test, and how fast would it grow if its cancer lung nodule is calcified in center?

Hmmmm : There is no blood test that i know of top detect lung cancer. Radiographic studies are used to help with lung cancer diagnose. If youworry about nodule being lung cancer, please seek advice of your hometown physician. We can't make aa definitive diagnosis for you over the internet. Your doctor will be the healing hands. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodule at 3.4 x 4.7 x 2.3cm. Blood tests confirm all is normal. Ultrasound shows heterogeneous iso/small area hypechoic. Chances of cancer?

Thyroid nodule at 3.4 x 4.7 x 2.3cm.  Blood tests confirm all is normal.  Ultrasound shows heterogeneous iso/small area hypechoic.  Chances of cancer?

Yes, some: You need to see an endocrinologist.. Who would likely do a fine needle aspiration(fna) biopsy. Thyroid cancer needs to be ruled out by further testing. It has to be a consideration in your case. But thyroid cancer is easily treatable and highly curable(>95%). ...Read more

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Positive PPD test, x-ray, CT scan shows solitary pulmonary nodule. 5 mos after nodule stable/slight increase. Doc said to remove. No cough not smoking?

Positive PPD test, x-ray, CT scan shows solitary pulmonary nodule. 5 mos after nodule stable/slight increase. Doc said to remove. No cough not smoking?

Depends: Ppd positive, work-up details (quantiferon assay?), characteristics on chest x-ray, on ct-scan and/or treatment would be important. Depending complete work-up, risk factors, size, rate of growth/increase in size, etc. Location may be amenable to tran-sthoracic ct-biopsy or bronchoscopy transbronchial biopsy (flouro guided, inreach/em-nav guided, or ultrasound guided). ...Read more

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Diagnosed Hashimoto's Feb'13, on thyroxine since. Test last week show normal TSH, T3, (liothyronine) T4 levels but 12 nodule goitre found. What could the nodules be?

"pseudo" nodules: The typical ultrasound finding of Hashimoto's is "heterogeneous texture". This appears as a very irregular look. As this progresses, one starts to see areas that are darker or lighter than the rest of the thyroid and can look like nodules. However, many times they are not true nodules, and are referred to as "pseudo" nodules. They are typically under 1 cm in size. Above 1 cm, they may need biopsy ...Read more

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Good day! last aug i got allergies sneezing and colds but no fever and cough. Positive PPD test and X-ray and CT scan shows solitary pulmonary nodule.

TB treatment: Since you have a positive PPD skin test and lung imaging that has a solitary nodule, I would suggest that you have airway fluid cultures sent to a microbiology lab.
Your physician will order follow up imaging and prescribe treatment for you. Your household members should also be tested. ...Read more

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What are the tests for lung nodule?

What are the tests for lung nodule?

Many options: Depends on age, size of nodule, history, and smoking history. Options include do nothing (rare), pet scan if there is risk for cancer, follow up cts at intervals determined by experienced md. Biopsies and surgery can come, but generally after above steps. Most nodules (>95%) are not cancer, and therefore invasive procedures should be reserved for when suspicion (guided by above factors) is high. ...Read more

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Thyroid US shows 1cm nodule, heterogeeous, hypoechoic, irregular borders. Could this be malignant?

Thyroid US shows 1cm nodule, heterogeeous, hypoechoic, irregular borders.  Could this be malignant?

Could be, but ...: Usually the bad ones are larger and solid. The definitive test is always a biopsy. An U/S finding is just suggestive or not. Discuss the results with your doc and the ultrasonographer. Good luck and best wishes! ...Read more

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How to they run a test for calcified nodual on aortic valve?

How to they run a test for calcified nodual on aortic valve?

Ultrasound: First test is usually an echocardiogram, which is a simple, office based ultrasound of the heart. If a more detailed look is needed, an echo done through a swallowed probe, called a transepohogeal echocardiogram may be helpful. Other imaging modalities such as ct or MRI may be helpful in specialized centers. If the nodule causes significant narrowing (stenosis) a direct pressure gradient. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor take a biopsy of my nodule rather than remove it?

Need more info: Where is the nodule? How big is it? Skin nodules are usually removed in entirety, however, nodules in the thyroid, breast etc may be biopsied. ...Read more

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Psa is 4.5 pca3 70 MRI shows nodule with moderate chance of being cancerous?

Psa is 4.5 pca3 70 MRI shows nodule with moderate chance of being cancerous?

See answer: On the basis of those results, there is a high likelihood (>50%) chance of finding prostate cancer on prostate biopsy. Without knowing more specifics, and depending on the age and health of the pt, a prostate biopsy (the most definitive diagnostic test) would usually be recommended next, the pros and cons of which should be discussed with a urologist to reach a mutual understanding and agreement. ...Read more

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I have Thyroid Nodule Since Dec 2013, i have had TSH test and my TSH was 7 in Mar 2014, i again had test and my TSH was 5.4 in Oct 2014, what is that?

I have Thyroid Nodule Since Dec 2013, i have had TSH test and my TSH was 7 in Mar 2014, i again had test and my TSH was 5.4 in Oct 2014, what is that?

Low function: Elevated TSH values are due to poor or low functioning of the thyroid gland. Please see your doctor for replacement medication that can be taken by mouth. ...Read more

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Can 8 mm nodule be of cancer, if so how long does it take for it to go double or to point of danger, thanks?

Can 8 mm nodule be of cancer, if so how long does it take for it to go double or to point of danger, thanks?

Probably not: For a 39 year old, this is probably benign unless you have a long smoking history. Would follow it with a ct in 3-6 months to ensure no growth. ...Read more

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Saw a show on tv and they mentioned something called lung nodule. What is that?

Saw a show on tv and they mentioned something called lung nodule. What is that?

Also used to be: Called a coin lesion. A solitary pulmonary nodule may be a primary cancer, or a granuloma or other benign things like a hamartoma or interlobar node. It also may the cause of "false positives" on ct-chest screening. Multiple nodules draw suspicion to traveled tumors. When very small (<5 mm), can be watched for growth; if larger, further work up including removal. ...Read more

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Can isoechoic thyroid nodule of 7mm be diagnosed by FNAC test?

Can isoechoic thyroid nodule of 7mm  be diagnosed by FNAC test?

Difficult: Thyroid nodules are very common. Under 1 cm, they are usually observed, meaning a repeat Ultrasound in one year. A FNA is difficult to actually target and sample such a small lesion. Okay to ask about medication and observation. Take a friend with you to appointment. If FNA is done, ask for confirmation at the test, that the lesion was sampled. Be well. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from benign lung nodual removal?

How long does it take to recover from benign lung nodual removal?

Lung surgey: Depends if open or closed . If closed approx a month if open a cople of months. ...Read more

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U/s shows dominant 27mm×15×13 Nodule wih heterogeneous prominent blood flow...2 small nodules other lobe..they were hyoerechoic.I'm scared it's cancer?

U/s shows dominant 27mm×15×13 Nodule wih heterogeneous prominent blood flow...2 small nodules other lobe..they were hyoerechoic.I'm scared it's cancer?

Nodules: I assume these nodules are on your thyroid gland. As you have multiple nodules, the odds are more in favor of it not being cancer, but any nodule larger than1cm or 10 mm should be evaluated and followed and likely biopsied to rule out cancer. I would recommend seeing an endocrinologist to discuss laboratory work/thyroid scan and a possible biopsy of that larger nodule. ...Read more

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I'm taking a PET scan of my love tomorrow to check about a nodule on my lung they said I should not take any of my diabetes medicine could you tell me why please?

I'm taking a PET scan of my love tomorrow to check about a nodule on my lung they said I should not take any of my diabetes medicine could you tell me why please?

Instructions: Routine instructions for Pet Scan.You BloodcSugar has to be between 80 and 150.If you BloodcSugar is more than 150 then the scan will be rescheduled . It is routine to stop all diabetic meds on the day of the scan and can be started back.following the scan. It is done as it may cause fluctuation in BloodcSugar ...Read more

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I'm worried about having a thyroid fna this week. U/s shows calcification and hypoechoic nodule that is increasing in size. What is the worst case ?

I'm worried about having a thyroid fna this week. U/s shows calcification and hypoechoic nodule that is increasing in size. What is the worst case ?

Obviously...: ...Biggest concern is thyroid cancer, but it tends to be very curable with early diagnosis. (i've seen teens with thyroid ca and a complete cure.) the earlier you get this done, the better off you'll be in the long run. ...Read more

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I have a 4cm (mixed) thyroid nodule with a biopsy result of "follicular lesion". I'm a 23 year old healthy female. Is surgery the right path to take?

I have a 4cm (mixed) thyroid nodule with a biopsy result of "follicular lesion". I'm a 23 year old healthy female. Is surgery the right path to take?

Probably: The thyroid gland is one composed of glandular tissue. When a solitary lesion appears with the components representing follicles of thyroid tissue, this may be a transforming lesion. The rule is that a solitary lesion may be or converting to cancer while the presence of multiple nodules represents goiter. A solitary lesion should be resected . ...Read more

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Ultrasound shows elongated nodule measuring 3.4 cm. Long predominantly hypoechoic well circumscribed with no posterior shadowing. ?

What: part of the body was scanned? Please post the question again with some additional info. Ultrasounds are performed on nearly every part of the body, so there is no way to respond to the question without knowing what specifically was scanned. Was it the breast? ...Read more