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Old 06-18-2005, 02:48 PM   #1
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Thyroid nodules

What is the minimum nodule size that would warrant FNA? I have 2 on the left lobe, don't know if they are hot or cold, or what the size is. Should get results from dr. next week.


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Old 06-19-2005, 03:46 AM   #2
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Re: Thyroid nodules

Sorry I don't know the answer, but just wanted to bump this up and to let you know that we are here for you .....! Anyone else?

Old 06-19-2005, 07:20 AM   #3
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Re: Thyroid nodules

This is just my opinion.............if you have nodules of any decent size, get them biopsied. Even a biopsy can give inconclusive results. Have you had an ultra sound to see how big they are ? That is how they usually determine the size.

I have 2 of them. I had the large one biopsied last July and am thinking now about getting it removed.

The FNA is nothing to worry about, It is pretty painless and it takes just a few moments. If you have to have one, don't worry about it too much.


Old 06-27-2005, 12:50 AM   #4
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Re: Thyroid nodules

I can relate. I have a small nodule inside the right thyroid lobe. They performed a biopsy due to my family history of thyroid cancer, but were unable to get an adequate specimen. I will be going back for a follow-up ultrasound in October. Hang in there! Does anyone know if nodules can interfere with your thyroid medication? I continue to have problems and my dosage keeps needing to be bumped up. It doesn't seem like the medication is helping at all.

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