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#1 4boys4me

Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:54 AM

Hi all.

I'm going in on Tuesday to have a fine needle biopsy done on a small cyst (.5cm) on my thyroid. I've been feeling this small lump in my throat for about 4 months and went to the ENT who diagnosed an irritation of my lower tonsils. Then had a throat ultrasound done last week which found it to be a small cyst.
It was noted to be a "complicated cyst" which freaks me out even more.

I'm trying to be positive but deep down I'm freaking out its cancer. All these horrible thoughts keep taking over. Can anyone tell me how long it'll take for the results of the biopsy?

Fingers crossed its nothing serious.

Mel

Edited by 4boys4me, 15 December 2012 - 05:55 AM.


#2 Mamabear2010

Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:00 AM

I'm sorry you are going through this. I went through something similar earlier in the year, although mine was smaller (I couldn't feel it, they found it by a chance ultrasound).

I had two FNA (fine needle biopsies). The results came through within a couple of days. It was very quick.

Do you know why they called it a complicated cyst?

I will PM you with more details.

#3 GoneWithTheWhinge

Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:07 AM

I have no ideas but just wanted to wish you all the best with the procedure and hoping that it is just a cyst that can easily be dealt with.



#4 4boys4me

Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:10 AM

Hey mamabear,
The ENT said he didn't understand why they used the word complicated. He says they do it all the time at this particular ultrasound place. I googled and came up with complex which means there is fluid and solid matter within cyst. Thanks for your quick reply. Will keep an eye out for your PM.

#5 Mamabear2010

Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:39 AM

PM is sent.

My nodule has a solid portion too. That is the bit that they aimed for with the FNA. Mine turned out to be a benign nodule. It was a big relief to get that news, even though for me the chance of cancer was small.

#6 Sweet like a lemon

Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:11 AM

I think it best to just keep busy mentally and physically until you get your results. No good can come from dwelling on it until then. FWIW, my mum has her thyroid removed. At the time is was explained to her that most lumps on the thyroid are caused by an auto immune disorder and are normally brought on by stress and / or trauma.



#7 Canberra Chick

Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:24 AM

I'm sorry you're having this worry. I've just had a scan on an enlarged lymph node and before the scan I was really anxious and weepy, but I found keeping busy helped take my mind off it. And it turned out to be wonderfully boringly normal after all my worry. I hope you get good news.

#8 BJBubbles

Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:27 AM

My mum went through this earlier this year too.   Her biopsy results were available within a couple of days (2 maybe?) - so thankfully it wasn't a long wait!  Mums was bigger than that and it was causing her some pain and discomfort - but comes and goes which is kind of weird.

As hard as it is, try not to stress too much.  It is much more likely to be "just' an annoying benign cyst than anything more sinister.

Good luck on Tuesday.  I hope you can have a good weekend and try not to worry too much.

xox



#9 Cuddlesnkisses

Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:41 AM

I had a similar diagnosis with a lump in my breast. The fine needle biopsy was a little difficult to get any fluid out be cause it was harder.  Results came back in a couple of days and it's just a benign lump. Don't need to do anything ATM.  Will get it checked regularly and will probably get it removed if it grows.

Dont worry yourself, it will be nothing sinister.


#10 livvie7586

Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:44 AM

OP does it help that everyone i know who has had a thyroid nodule has not had cancer?  most have had some sort of 'issue' to go along with the nodule (graves, hashimotos etc), and some have had to have it removed, but it's never been cancer.

And, if it is, every specialist i've spoken to has said that thyroid cancer is one of the best to have, as it is slow growing and usually contained to the one spot (mum has had half her thyroid removed, and has a solid nodule on the other half, and i've been to the majority of her appointments with her.  the biopsy's aren't that pleasant, but they don't take to long to do, and results normally come in quickly)

#11 Soontobegran

Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:53 AM

Lots of luck OP but it is way more likely to be due to auto immune processes (as PP has said) than cancer.
The 'complicated' cyst comment is most often just medical jargon for meaning it wasn't a straight fluid filled cyst.
If the very worst happens and it does show cancer then thyroid cancer is highly treatable and does not usually shorten your life at all.

I had a multiple nodular thyroid gland full removed 12 years ago and the only fall out is having to take medication every day for life and a scar that is totally invisible. I hope the outcome is just as good for you.
Take care and try to keep yourself busy...perhaps some pampering? original.gif

#12 4boys4me

Posted 15 December 2012 - 08:36 AM

Thank you to everyone who replied. I'm feeling a lot more relaxed and will try to not let it consume me!!

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