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Could it be cancer?

36 , Some what difficult to breath, some what hard to swallow, pain in my neck, tiered all the time, diarrhea almost everyday, feels like a pill stuck in my throat, sometimes gag or vomit from trying to eat, my face, neck, and upper chest sometime look blushing (reddish) neck feels fat, my voice has deepend a lot, diagnosis so far from doctors is a 9mm solid and cystic nodule in thyroid, that looks suspicious, and a slightly enlarged thyroid. Still seeing doctors awaiting my next visit. Should I push the doctors to move faster or even push for a biopsy? Being they like to biopsy at 10mm = 1cm and mine is 9mm. I do have an aunt who past away in her 30's from thyroid cancer.
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1809109 tn?1331803777
I'm unfamiliar at the with thyroid cancer and how often nodules are cancerous versus just cysts- but given your family history, the size of the nodule, and your symptoms I would push for a biopsy. Your life is definitely suffering, so something needs to be done; it's a borderline size; and your family history may mean you're more at risk for thyroid cancer. Personally I don't think its worth the chance.
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649848 tn?1534633700
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What other tests have been done on your thyroid?  Have you had TSH, Free T3 and Free T4 tested?  Have you been tested for either/both Hashimoto's Thyroiditis or Graves Disease?  If not, you should get those tests done.  If you've had them done, please post results, with reference ranges, so members can further assess your situation.

Doctors often won't biopsy unless a nodule is at least 2 cm, as it's too hard to get adequate samples. Many of us have thyroid nodules/cysts that cause no issues.  What makes them think it's suspicious?

Given that there's been thyroid cancer in your family, your situation certainly bears watching, but if you push for biopsy too soon, it will only have to be done again, if it comes back inconclusive.  Death from thyroid cancer is very rare these days, as it's one of the most curable cancers there is.
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I have had the thyroid test done and the range came back normal. Normal functioning thyroid. T3 is 139, ferritin is 20, and tsh is 2.29 and free t4 is 0.93.... The endocrinologist said it looks suspicious because of is eregular size, 9 x 8 x 7 mm and because it is mixed solid and cystic. It is on my right lobe witch is 5.0 x 1.4 x 1.8 cm and the left being 4.4 x 1.2 x 1.7 cm  and he says this is slightly large. The endocrinologist is ordering another ultrasound to be done and is sending me to an ent, he says the symptoms I am having have nothing to do with having a nodual (lol) and wants a scope put down my throat. He does not want the biopsy done yet because he says he does not do them untill they are 1cm because he might miss it. And can't do much for me at the moment because he said he just opened up in a new office and dosnt have his equipment set up. So again I am awaiting to be seen by a doctor. I can't tell if I have swollen lymphs, when I move my head around it feels as if my neck is fat but to know what I am looking for with my fingers, not a clue, I'll take a blond card on that one. I can tell you that I first started feeling like I had a lump in my throat when I was about 7m into my pregnency. And my lil girl is now almost 7m old. Being she was born a month early I have been developing my problems (symptoms) over the past 8 months...??... And finally went to my doctor about it 2 months ago. The symptoms I have yes bother me a lot, and the most frustrating for me is with my neck hurting like it does it makes it hard to look down into my lil baby's eyes as I feed her.
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