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Thyroid Diseases

Biopsy

11/11/2008

Question:

Hello, I have a couple of questions. I have hypothyrodism and a nodule. In 2006, my nodule was deemed suspicious so after my sonogram, they performed a biopsy and deemed me to be fine; but to watch for potential growth in the future. Unfortunatley since then, I do not have health insurance and rarley see a doctor and am unable to get a sonogram. How often should one check on that? Can I afford to wait another 6 months to a year if my biopsy was in good standing?

Answer:

There are too many unknowns to answer that question. I recommend you contact an otolaryngologist (ENT specialist) who treats thyroid disease, check prices, and plan a meeting.

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Response by:

Yash J Patil, MD Yash J Patil, MD
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati