Second Fine Needle Aspiration on thyroid nodule took place yesterday. The Consultant informed me they had found abnormal cells that they could not identify as definitely benign in my previous sample.
I have one of three things - a follicular adenoma, a hyperplastic nodule or a follicular cancer. The first two are benign. If the results are inconclusive again they would opt for surgery to be on the safe side. They recommend removal of half of the thyroid if nodule is malignant. Removal would not take place until January. I should have the results within four weeks.
Feel quite confident this time. Last time my husband and I had concerns that the needle had been inserted in an incorrect place and the bruising this time is in a slightly different position. The ultrasound was used to guide the needle yesterday, previously it had not been used. I think whatever the result this time it will be the correct one I had reservations before. I have about 70% chance benign I think that's pretty high. 4 Endos think it's benign. I think it's pretty good stats in my favour.
Thank you for all your good wishes they meant so much and I hope that I am informing people about thyroid nodules.
The good news that I was told yesterday is that they hope to trial next year two new procedures that should eliminate the need for fine needle aspirations. She said one of the procedures looks very promising! Fingers crossed.