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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.

RE: Thyroid Test Question

I had it done years ago - and now I am headed for another one - the ultrasound showed another nodule...

I wasn't crazy about it - but it wasn't that bad - just the fear of someone sticking the needle in my neck freaked me out

Let us know how you did
I am putting mine off til after the holidays


RE: Thyroid Test Question

"I had it done years ago - and now I am headed for another one - the ultrasound showed another nodule... "

Hi Carrie. Thyroid issues can have many causes. Please check out the link below to see what others have done to get themselves back on track. Best of health to you now and after the holidays!

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