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RE: Ultrasound changes

by Lovemycats - August 13 at 2:28 AM

Thank you kak123 for your information.  Glad to hear everything turned out well for you.  18 FNA is alot.  Not the most pleasant experiencen and all with different findings. That is scary to know that they might miss the spot where the cancer cells could possibly be.  Good luck to you and thanks again.

RE: Ultrasound changes

by Lovemycats - August 13 at 2:20 AM

Hello butterfly501.  I did not go for a second opinion.  Thought I would wait and see.   I got the second ultrasound and do not think the nodule is still Ti-rads category 5.  It did not give a Ti-rads score on the report like my first one did and some things did change but this report was not as informative as the first. I was questioning it I should be concerned that the report says that the nodule is taller than wide.  The first ultrasound said wider than tall.  I received a reply from someone else and they said because of the size and margin of error it was not a real concern.   Thank you for taking the time to write me back.  

RE: Ultrasound changes

by Lovemycats - August 11 at 4:24 AM

Thank you for your input.  I appreciate your time.  Makes since when you put it that way.  Thanks again.

RE: Ultrasound changes

by Lovemycats - August 10 at 6:08 AM

On Feb 03, 2019 4:49 AM Lovemycats wrote:

Hello.  I had an ultrasound done and right lower thyroid nodule measured 1.5cm x 1.0cm d 0.9cm.  Very hypoechoic, wider than taller, lobulated margins and no echogenic foci.  Ti-rads category 5.  FNA said benign follicular lesion.  My cousin has had thyroid cancer 2x. Don't know what type.  My endocrinologist said to have another ultrasound in a year then if nothing changes, should not have to worry about it.  I also have lost over 60lbs in last 2 years unintentionally and have taken Synthroid over 20 years. Endocrinologist said I might be loosing weight because of menopause.  After doing some research I now question the FNA results.  I Have Found information that said results of follicular cells  found in a FNA can be hard to distinguish between cancer and non-cancer cells.  Should I go for a second opinion or see what happens at the follow up?  Anyone else with similar experience?  The Ti-rads score of 5 scared me but I guess it did not mean much.  Any advice or sharing of experience would be helpful and appreciated.  Thank you.

My post above gives my original ultrasound and TH A results and recently had follow up ultrasound.  The results were 

Nodule size: 0.8 x 0.9 x 1.1 cm

Prior size :    1.0 x .09 x 1.5 cm

Composition : mixed

Ecogenicity : mixed

Shape : taller than wide

Margin : smooth

Echogenic : none

My question is should I be concerned with the changes, especially the taller than wide?  I know the other changes are on the positive side but that one is opposite.  Thank you for any input.  

Thank you for your advice.  I'm in the process of finding another primary doctor.  I also thought losing weight is the opposite of what happens with menopause.  Thanks again.

Thank you NickT for your reply.  A second opinion could give me piece of mind.  Thank you.

Thank you for your information and advice ToddlerFather.  I looked up NIFTP and that sounds like the explanation my Dr.  had told me.  Until the border is broke it is not considered cancer.  Once broken, then cancer.  Thanks again for your input.

Thank you for your quick response butterfly501.  Do you think I should get it to be on the safe side?  Or do you or someone you know have a similar experience?  I appreciate your advice.

Not sure if I should get 2nd opinion

by Lovemycats - February 03 at 4:49 AM

Hello.  I had an ultrasound done and right lower thyroid nodule measured 1.5cm x 1.0cm d 0.9cm.  Very hypoechoic, wider than taller, lobulated margins and no echogenic foci.  Ti-rads category 5.  FNA said benign follicular lesion.  My cousin has had thyroid cancer 2x. Don't know what type.  My endocrinologist said to have another ultrasound in a year then if nothing changes, should not have to worry about it.  I also have lost over 60lbs in last 2 years unintentionally and have taken Synthroid over 20 years. Endocrinologist said I might be loosing weight because of menopause.  After doing some research I now question the FNA results.  I Have Found information that said results of follicular cells  found in a FNA can be hard to distinguish between cancer and non-cancer cells.  Should I go for a second opinion or see what happens at the follow up?  Anyone else with similar experience?  The Ti-rads score of 5 scared me but I guess it did not mean much.  Any advice or sharing of experience would be helpful and appreciated.  Thank you.

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