Jun 29, 2010 - 2:15 pm
I had two needle different needle biopsies on my thyroid--one on the right side (seven yrs ago) and then one on the left side when a nodule appeared there. The first biopsy was normal looking--just a little trouble breathing as it was close to the windpipe.It was also benign.
But the second biopsy done in Feb, 2009 looked horrendous. The swelling in the neck was so severe--the neck extended way out beyone the face. Eventuallay it came down--but it was painful and horrendous looking. Very strange.
The reason I am writing this now altho the biopsy was done in Feb.is I had thyroid surgery for five hours in April. They could not remove the tumor--too close to the aorta, etc. The surgeon did a biopsy while he was operating and that biopsy came back benign.
I went for iodine treatment yesterday to shrink the left tumor.The head of nuclear medicine said my results were too confusing to proceed. He needed more information, discs of pet scans etc. perhaps a core biopsy since the biopsies conflicted on the left nodule--one malignant--the needle one--then four months later a big biopsy of the left side was benign.Also, when he examined the left side physically, he said it was the worst tumor he felt all year. Either I had inflammation--or it was the tumor.
My husband wants to email the dr and tell him how strange looking the Feb biopsy --the needle biopsy-- was. when it was done. My husband thinks maybe that needle biopsy in Feb. that came out malignant was wrong not the one in April that came out in April benign because of how strange and distorted the Feb needle biopsy is. I think my husband is just trying to grasp to hope and that I ould be bothering the doctor. I think I should mention it when I have the next appointment. Any opinion?