Nodule Biopsy Results

Hi everyone I received my thyroid nodule biopsy results yesterday and it is not malignant and has no suspicious cells I am relived it's not cancer but I don't feel as relived as I thought I would which is crazy given what the alternative could have been

But the appointment didn't go as I thought, when I had the biopsy the doctor who did it said the results would say how fast it was growing and whether it was cancerous or not and that everything would be discussed at my appointment but all that happened is I was told the results and told I would get another appointment in 6 months and they would do another ultrasound and biopsy and if it was clear and hadn't grown they would leave it, I tried to talk about my other symptoms but all he was concerned with is that I could swallow okay which I can but the area where the nodules are gets sore and that side of my neck aches and my right ear gets sore at the same time I just wanted some reassurance that this was "normal" for what I had

He then said if I was worried about anything to talk to my GP but surely he referred me to the specialist to get answers etc and he also said that it wouldn't hurt to get another thyroid function test done either as my result was 0.9 last time and my GP did say it's on the low side of normal and could be causing a problem and the specialist would know more but I didn't get an answer on that either yesterday

So whilst I am relived I also feel I have been just brushed off I thought these nodules grow and have to eventually come out as they cause problems with swallowing and breathing I asked the doctor this yesterday but just told to keep an eye on it and they would see me in 6 months

Also does anyone know if there is still a possibility that the cells could turn nasty in the future even though the result was benign? x

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  • I also have thyroid nodule and I'm still waiting for the FNAC result. I'm nervous and so anxious to find out the result. I pray that it's benign.

    You might want to get a second opinion from another doctor. If it's not causing you any problem, maybe there is nothing to worry. Sorry I can't give you a good advice as I am also new to this.

  • I know how you feel I got my results 3 weeks after the biopsy but it felt like months and I was nervous and anxious too I have been ever since I found the lump in my neck in June this year but there are a lot of lovely people on this site who can help with advice and reassurance I know it has helped me posting on here

    I really hope you get your results soon and that they are clear

    Take care x

  • Thank you. I just came from the hospital. My FNAC was done a month ago. It's inconclusive, so repeat FNAC will be done after 2 months . I'm still nervous and worried

  • Cloudwalker, I'm glad the FNA was benign. Watch and wait with periodic FNAs is usual in case cancer cells were missed or develop even though cancer is rare. You probably don't feel as relieved as you think you should because you still have symptoms and discomfort which the endo didn't address or reassure you about.

    From what I've read it is normal to feel discomfort in the neck and ear when the nodule isn't compressing the windpipe affecting breathing and swallowing. I think it's due to the direction the nodule is growing and in your case it's likely that the nodule presses on nerves in the area.

    Nodules don't always grow and can shrink spontaneously which is why hemilobectomy isn't scheduled unless the nodules impact unduly on nearby organs or cause breathing an swallowing problems.

  • Thank you Clutter you have helped me a lot since this all started and put my mind at ease I really can't thank you enough

    Take care x

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