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RE: Thyroid nodule

by butterfly501 - September 12 at 4:37 AM

You should speak with your doctor about this.

I think everyone active on this board has already answered this question to you on multiple posts.  Not trying to be harsh.  You just keep asking the same questions over the years.

If you don't have thyroid cancer then this discussion board is not going to be useful for you.  We're not about thyroid nodules or thyroid diseases outside of thyroid cancer.

Be well and good luck getting some answers from your treating physicians.

RE: Can you still work?

by butterfly501 - September 09 at 1:11 AM

Of course you can still work.   Why would you think you could not.

RE: 0.2mm hypoechoic nodule

by butterfly501 - September 06 at 2:52 AM

best to speak with your doctor.  Never heard of anything called that in relation to the thyroid.

RE: Can you still work?

by butterfly501 - September 05 at 11:41 PM

On Sep 05, 2019 5:04 PM A14444 wrote:

Can you still work if you have thyroid CA as a nurse?

Of course. 

RE: 0.2mm hypoechoic nodule

by butterfly501 - September 05 at 11:40 PM

On Sep 05, 2019 5:06 PM A14444 wrote:

Hi! I just want to ask, should I be worried about my 0.2mm hypoechoic nodule? And I just want to ask also, what does it mean if you have parenchymal disease ? I'm a bit scared.

What does the radiology report say about the nodule? Is it on your thyroid?

Never heard of parenchymal disease, you'll need to discuss that with your doctor.  Does not seem to have anything to do with the thyroid.

RE: Ultrasound changes

by butterfly501 - August 13 at 3:14 AM

Also, the current imaging should have been compared to the previous imaging.  Does the report document the comparison?  It should.

RE: Ultrasound changes

by butterfly501 - August 13 at 3:13 AM

On Aug 13, 2019 2:20 AM Lovemycats wrote:

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.  

Well, I wouldn't take that reply as any type of medical advice.  What you've provided is a tiny portion of what should be included in an imaging report. 

Folliclular lesions often times are not discernible by FNA. and difficult to discern be genomic testing.  That alone would prompt me to get a second opinion, but your YMMV.

Good luck!

RE: Ultrasound changes

by butterfly501 - August 12 at 11:09 AM

On Aug 10, 2019 6:08 AM Lovemycats wrote:

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.  

"Ti-rads category 5"

what did the second opinion conclude?  you still haven't even had a lobe removed? 

Follicular thyroid cancer is notorious for being difficult to diagnose, even with genomic testing. The TIRADS 5 is beyond concerning.

You should be concerned.

TI-RADS 5 category
  • malignant pattern B: isoechoic or hypoechoic, nonencapsulated, hypervascularized, multiple peripheral microcalcifications
  • malignancy pattern C: mixed echogenicity or isoechoic without hyperechoic spots, nonencapsulated, hypervascularized
TI-RADS 5: probably malignant nodules (>80% malignancy)

On Jul 24, 2019 4:03 AM cymanthea wrote:

I had a TT and RAI 4 years ago. I have had a hoarse voice since around January this year, it gets slightly better then worse again but never goes away. My TSH was at 9.5 recently, they will recheck my levels in a few weeks. Everyone around me has noticed my voice, people who I see everyday and people who I only see every few months so my question is - Has anyone had this symptom and it was thyca recurrence?

I have not read of hoarsness as a symptom of thyroid cancer recurrence, only something that may occur with thyroid nodules/thyroid cancer. 

I hope your TSH gets under control asap, as 9.5 is very high, even for people with thyroids.

if ths is yet another ploy to get me removed.....

rTSH is not a thing

thyrodean is not an actual word in the english language

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