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Thyroid Test Question

Posted by cactuscatie (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 24, 08 at 16:28

I had an ultrasound of my thyroid and the test said I have a well-circumscribed hyperechoic nodule. My doctor has scheduled me for a fine-needle biopsy. I was wondering if anyone has had this test and if you can tell me what your experience was.

I am so upset over this, I can hardly breathe.

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RE: Thyroid Test Question

Are you upset about the procedure or the possible results?

RE: Thyroid Test Question

Catie, don't be upset. Thyroid nodules are common - throid cancer is rare. If a nodule should prove to be cancer (95% of the time it will not), it's a particularly slow growing cancer.

The fine needle aspiration is nothing to fear - I haven't had it myself but my mother has and she compared it to the same sting as a flu shot...the worst part of the procedure was the not knowing what to expect, waiting for the appointment.

RE: Thyroid Test Question

morz8, your encouragement is right on time. I am having the aspiration tomorrow. Thank you.

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