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I just got the call back from my doc that my thyroid scan showed an unresponsive nodule. I have to have a biopsy done. Can anyone tell me if they have had anything similar? What are the chances it could be cancerous? Just what I need... something else to throw into this wonderful mix. :p
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Hiya, people here have had probs with thyroid glands etc before.. whatever it is it needs checking out, it is important that it gets dealt with as soon as, so you can get on with things and stop worrying!! wish you the best,
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Superloopie I have had my thyroid removed in 2 operations about 12 years apart. I had cysts in them. So they removed the right and the left was fine. Then it happened to it. I now take thyroid meds everyday forever. The thyroid is very important for such a little thing.

Keep us updated.

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Hi there,
Thyroid nodules are fairy common here. I don't know if they are connected to thyroid antibodies.
I had two large nodules for years. When they started to increase in size so that began to displace my trachea they were needle biopsied.
I then had a partial thyroidectomy.
I think the nodule are normally left alone unless they become enlarged and uncomfortable as mine did. I have my thyroid bloods checked yearly and so far no probs.
 

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Hi Superloopy,

I was dix with Overactive Thyroid in April '08 at the clinic they found a Nodule which I never felt before. A scan in Sept showed how big it was and a biops in Dec coundnt determened if there was anything to worry about so had another scan in Jan and a biops in March this year.

In my case it has turned out to be Follicular Cancer of the Thryoid but im so glad that I kept a check on it as it is 95% cureable. I had my Thryoid out last Thur and felt no pain from it just secondary pain from my Lupus...

What I would say to you in relation to the biop is that the fear is more then the procdure itself,just make sure they have enough cell to get a dix,they spray the area with local ansti so it just the feeling of somebody poking around looking for something.

Good Luck with it and here's hoping it all goes well with u

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Hashimotos disease

Hello. I have lupus and I have autoimmune thyroiditis as well. I have antibodies against my thyroid. My T3 levels are just below and my T4 are just normal. I had an ultrasound done that said I had Hypoechic nodules.. and inflamation.. so I see a specialist tomorrow.. and endocrinologist (sp?) to which I was told I would need a biopsy. It is not common to have thyroid cancer but it does happen. My Aunt had Hashimotos and nodules.. had a biopsy and it was precancerous so they removed her thryoid. I was told its fairly common two have two autoimmune diseases.. Have they done blood work to check your levels and did they test you to check for antibodies against your thyroid? If not, they should. :sad:
 

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hello

i had under active thyroid dx 3 years b4 my CMTD dx. My neck looked like a large lump had grown on it. luckily the meds worked and the lump went down. My rheumy checks my thyroid every 3 months to keep a check on it.

dixy
 
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