Thyroid Problems/FNA of the Thyroid

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I had a fna of my thyroid and my results said..Striated muscle adipose and fibroconnective tissue only. No thyroid tissue present. Multiple levels examined. what does that mean? According to my ENT Dr. I had to repeat it but the hospital that did the biopsy said he was wrong and they sent me a letter saying " the tissueidentified in your biopsy does not show thyroid cells, therefore it is consider a benign test.  This letter was sent after I asked for a discount since I had to do it again.  Can you explain please if they can get that information if there was no " thyroid tissue" to begin with?

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Connie

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It seems to me like something went wrong with the test, and yes should be repeated. Thyroid tissue cells should be present in an FNA of that tissue, whether they are normal or not, they should still be able to be identified as thyroid in origin.

If the doctor orders a repeat test they have to perform it. I don't know what any of that has to do with billing ect, that is not my specialty, but if a test is ordered it has to be performed.


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Dr. Kalli Prater

Expertise

Questions pertaining to the holistic treatment of thyroid disorders including nutrition and supplementation for Hashimoto's, hypo and hyper thyroidism. Questions relating to Lab tests and proper lab testing for thyroid conditions as well.

Experience

As a functional medicine focused practitioner the majority of my practice has focused around Thyroid conditions. I help people to switch to less toxic medications through educating their prescribing physician, support thyroid function with diet/nutrition and natural supplementation as well as educate the patient on support for other systems effected by Thyroid disorders.

Organizations
American Chiropractic Association

Education/Credentials
Bachelor of Science from Central Michigan University in Sports Medicine Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine from the National University of Health Sciences 100 Hour Acupuncture Certificate

Awards and Honors
Best of the Fox Women's Health Center 2015

Past/Present Clients
Many patients come in to me having been on medications for years still feeling horrible from their condition but told they are "fine" based on lab testing. Other's come to me after having had their "thyroid checked many times over the years and it's normal" to find that many doctors are not properly running lab tests to determine if people have an auto immune attack to their thyroid or looking at more than just TSH levels which checks your pituitary function.

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