Thyroid nodule

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I just have Fine needle aspiration on the thyroid nodules. The biopsy result is not available until 10 days later. During the procedure, the doctor and the assistant said that the liquid is very thick, like puss. Is it unusual? What can it be? The Thyroid nodules were there for more than 2 years already. It moves while swallowing.

doctor1 MD

Good day,

I'm sorry you are experiencing these symptoms. Aspirating pus most often occurs when there is a cyst which has formed an abscess, which is essentially a pocketed wall of infection. Usually this may not require surgery, and in most cases the doctor will drain the abscess and then inject...

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I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I have thyroid nodules, one is rather large. I have a fine needle biopsy
with ultrasound scheduled for tomorrow. I have constant
sharp pain in my right shoulder blade and I am having shortness of breath. Could these be related to the thyroid?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Seems less likely

Detailed Answer:
Thyroid nodules are not known to cause pain in the shoulder blade area unless there is the rare situation of a cancer spreading to the bones. Most thyroid nodules are benign. However if they grow big enough in size they can potentially cause...

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I have a thyroid nodule which was detected in 2007 after thyroid ultrasound. Left thyroid has a nodule size 4.6 cm and right thyroid has a nodule 1.2 cm. I had a biopsy on my left thyroid nodule and found it was follicular nodular hyperlplacia. After 4 years now the size of the nodule does not change considerably. I will be having a second biopsy after four years from the first biopsy and the second biopsy is scheduled January 2012. I am male now 50 years old. I am worried if I have thyroid cancer. I don't have any neck pain or any other related problems. Also I am worried that thyroid biopsy can make thyroid nodule again larger due to bleeding and bruising and inflammation. Could you please give me advise regarding these matters.

Thank you

doctor1 MD

thyroid biopsy will not make thyroid nodule larger, in your Case no option we should do thyroid biopsy only because follicular nodular hyperplasia may turn into follicular carcinoma in some cases that can't be diagnosed with fnac so biopsy best in your case.

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I was at the doctor yesterday and he found a thyroid nodule. Wants me to make appt. with ear nose throat doctor. The only problem I've been having is stiff neck and sleepless nights. I thought it was just me getting older. I'll be fifty in August. Are they anything to worry about?

doctor1 MD

Thanks for your query. Thyroid nodule needs to be evaluated further with aspiration cytology , USG neck and thyroid function tests. Stiff neck may or may not be associated with the thyroid pathology.

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I recently had a sono of my thyroid. Results were 0.2x0.3 x 0.2 hypoechoic nodule in midpole. 2.9x2.1x1.6 cm predominantly solid nodule in the midpole, the right lobe of the thyroid gland is heterogeneous

doctor1 MD

Hello
thanks for your query.
Thyroid nodules are very common: They are found in 4%–8% of adults by means of palpation, in 10%–41% by means of US , and in 50% by means of pathologic examination at autopsy . The prevalence of thyroid nodules increases with age. The likelihood that a nodule is...

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hi, I have an impacted wisdom tooth that has given me a lot of pain and discomfort. Then I was reading about thyroid nodules and I do have my glands swollen a lot difficulty breathing too. And my doctor is saying that I may have thyroid issues. What is the possible link there?

doctor1 MD

Hello, Thank you for consulting with HCM.
Actually when there is infection of wisdom tooth, there is definitely pain and swelling of the area and even there will be swelling of a submandibular lymph node which is situated adjacent to thyroid gland.
It can be possible that you might be confusing...

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I have been having headaches for over 5 months now. They occur mainly when I bend over, cough, sneeze, strain, lift my head while in bed at night, or shake my head from left to right. They are mainly across my forehead. If I shake my head it always hurts. I was treated for a sinus infection 3 times (different antibiotics each time). I do not have any sneezing , itchy eyes or runny nose. I have also had a CT of sinus and brain and a MRI w/wo contrast. The only thing that showed up was a small retention cyst in my lower left maxillary sinus. The neurologist referred me back to the ENT stating that he thought the headaches were more related to something in his field. He also was wondering if it could be a fungal infection. I went back to the ENT and he gave me amitriptyline 25mg to take. I have been taking it for 3 days and have not noticed a change. I have also tried nasal steroids with no results. The ENT said he did not think surgery was appropriate at this time since the headaches are my only symptom (along with some hearing distortion that comes and goes). I have also had my eyes checked and was tested for allergies. My eyes were ok and the allergy test showed I had a level 5 sensitivity to dust mites and to dairy. I have cut down on milk and took precautions for dust mites with no significant improvement. The things that occurred about 5 months ago were I started on synthroid (50) to try to suppress a 2 cm thyroid nodule (thyroid function is ok). I stopped synthroid for several weeks but head still hurt so I started back. They also began tearing an old mill down across the street from my house and I was next planning to stay in a hotel for a few days to see if my symptoms improve. I tried using a netti pot last night and my head hurts worse today, more pressure in the frontal sinus region. I am wanting to know if there is anything else I can try or do to narrow down the root cause of my headaches or any other ideas? It seems my doctors are at a loss at this point. I would think that the symptom of my head always hurting when I shake it from side to side ought to narrow it down.
Thanks for your help. XXXXXXX Walls

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thank you for your query.

1. I recommend that raised intra-cranial pressure should be ruled out. Bending over, coughing, sneezing, straining, liftng your head while in bed at night, or shaking your head from side to side increases intra-cranial pressure momentarily.

2. Is your cough...

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I am 236 lbs with thyroid nodules and my doctor does not want me to take thyroid meds because it has not been proven, I want to start oxyelite pro. I have tried everything esle, I eat 1200 or less a day. My energy level is low, I walk, ride my spinner bike, but no weigh loss, I need to loss this weight.

doctor1 MD

HI
Well come to HCM
I really appreciate your concern, if this is not confirmed thyroid disease of any kind then this is no need to take any medicine for this, for to reduce the weight exercise is the best way with low calorie diet, and no need to have any medicine for this, take care.

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