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jackieg412
09-13-2014, 08:03 AM
I am unsure where to post this question but here it goes. I looked for old posts but could not come up with anything. As back patient's we always have a lot of X-Rays. I have had Ct scans also. Lately the Dr has been doing less X-Ray . Even after this surgery I did not have any when I went in for post surgical visit. I recently had a cervical Mri that showed a growth in the thyroid. I know that the thyroid can react to too much radiation. The other thing for me is I took a lot of X-Ray s for my job. We do protect ourselves but who knows. Is there any one else that has experienced this. I know that my thyroid was never protected during any of the exams that I have had. The biopsy is this week and then I will know just how "suspicious"this growth is. Since I just had surgery to remove some of the hardware I had to wait until I could lay on my back. Any one else with a problem like this?

LindaRacine
09-14-2014, 01:19 PM
Jackie...

I'm unclear of what the problem is. If you're concerned that your doctor is taking less x-rays, you shouldn't be. That's a very good thing. There has been discussion among the industry, of taking fewer xrays, especially after surgery, especially for patients who do not have new or prolonged symptoms.

--Linda

jackieg412
09-15-2014, 08:09 AM
No Linda I wasn't worried about less X-Ray. But the reaction on the thyroid from having a lot of X-Rays.

LindaRacine
09-15-2014, 08:56 PM
If you're concerned, you should mention it to your surgeon. Unless you've been recruited for a study, or if you're having new symptoms, there's really no specific reason to take xrays on the regular postop schedule.

jackieg412
09-17-2014, 02:34 PM
Well the biopsy is done and I should get the results next week. It was really very easy except for trying to get in position for the radiologist to do the procedure. We all know how hard it is to adjust to different positions.

babyboomer16
09-17-2014, 10:12 PM
Well the biopsy is done and I should get the results next week. It was really very easy except for trying to get in position for the radiologist to do the procedure. We all know how hard it is to adjust to different positions.
Sending good vibes!! And hope it turns out good news for you! Warmly, Linda

jackieg412
09-20-2014, 08:03 AM
Thanks for the wishes and I find out on Tuesday if anything further is needed. The biopsy was easy. The Dr needed 3 samples and got all three right away. Easy as pie!

jackieg412
09-27-2014, 07:48 AM
Well the good news is the growth is benign. So I don't have to do anything about it right now. I can have it taken out now or it has to be checked every 6 months. Now that is a good question ---do you want to do this every 6 months? So the primary care Dr recommended that I ask the spine surgeon if he would allow another surgeon to remove it when he does the next cervical surgery. So that is a what I need to ask. The primary care Dr seems to think that would be best . I will ask him next month.

Susie*Bee
09-27-2014, 08:01 AM
That is such a relief for you to hear! I am very happy for you and the outcome. Yes, having it removed during your cervical surgery sounds like a good plan if your surgeon goes along with that. Hopefully that will work out... (smile) (Wish those emoticons worked). So glad for the good news, Susie

PeggyS
09-27-2014, 09:18 AM
Ah, 2 for 1 procedure! So glad it's benign. I hope your surgeon agrees & that all goes well!

springchicken
10-01-2014, 04:28 PM
That's great news that it's benign, Jackie. Hope you can get it all taken care of at once like you wish!