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FNAC (fine-needle aspiration cytology) is a diagnostic procedure used to test the tissues and cells present in abnormal tissue growth. Here, a hollow needle is inserted into the mass and cells are collected for testing. These cells are examined under the microscope after staining.

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Can mixed spongiform thyroid nodules be malignant ?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, 32 years old. I do not understand what my ultrasound report means. My gynecologist and PCP both felt a large mass on the right side of thyroid and told me that they have to refer me out and I need another biopsy. The last biopsy was a year back and it was benign. It was ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that you have a thyroid nodule. According to the guidelines, if the nodule is more than 75 % of spongiform appearance, then they are benign and if less than 75% then there is a chance of malignancy whic...  Read Full »

I have a breast lump. Is there a possibility that it might be cancerous?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a lump in between my breasts. I have had it for a couple of years. Yesterday, I noticed that it got slightly bigger. Also, it became painful and red. Is there a possibility that it might be cancerous? I do not have any family history of breast cancer.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Any breast lump definitely requires evaluation for cancerous growth. However, a lot of many times, it is benign in nature called as fibroadenoma and sudden redness and pain could be due to secondary infection the fibroadenoma. However, in ...  Read Full »

Are stings, breast lump, bruising, and hair fall signs of cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old girl. I am feeling stings in my upper body for quite some time. The stings are sometimes in my chest and sometimes in my lower abdomen. They last for nearly 40 seconds, but are occasional. And there is a lump in my right breast. It is a solid lump and it does not ca...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First calm down and be relaxed. By stings I understand sting like sensation that lasts for 40 seconds. I need more details on that. Do they occur more when you are tensed? Because, it is rare. Second problem you said was that you have a lump in the breast, which i...  Read Full »

I have a painful lump in my breast. Are my reports suggestive of a breast cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a lump on my breast that is painful. It is on the right breast, under the underarms. I was given vitamin E medicine, and I was told to get ultrasound and FNAC. I have attached both my reports. The reports say FNAC smear prepared from right breast reveal abundant neutrophils admi...  Read Full »


Dr. Andrew Chellakumar Fenn

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the lesion looks suggestive of a breast abscess and not suggestive of a breast cancer. But FNAC is not confirmatory. Your ultrasound report was not attached. You...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for the pain in the liver of my 60-year-old mother?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother had severe pain in the liver about three weeks ago, and she had breast cancer two to three years ago and was treated by mastectomy, radiation, and estrogen blockers. She did not have jaundice, vomiting, blood in stools, swelling of the limbs, and bruising. They achieved clear...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pain from metastasis can happen abruptly or slowly develop and lessen over time. If the scan suggests metastasis, the disease has progressed, so she needs to change her hormonal medications, or even a low dose of chemotherapy can be given. If scans confirm metastasis, ...  Read Full »

I have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old female. I have Hashimoto's hypothyroidism since four years. I take Eltroxin daily and go for a thyroid sonar once a year. I went for an ultrasound yesterday and my report stated that my thyroid features are consistent with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. But, what reall...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from the reports you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears that you do have some enlarged lymph nodes. Yes, there are two possibilities but it is more likely that these are due to: The upper respiratory tr...  Read Full »

What does tubercular cervical lymph nodes mean?

Query: Hi, I need to consult a pulmonologist regarding the attached reports. USG and HRCT reports are attached. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your question on icliniq, and I understand your concern. I have gone through the reports you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I noticed tubercular cervical lymph nodes. Do you experience any respiratory symptoms? Kindly ...  Read Full »

I have chest pain and chest report shows non-necrotic bilateral axillary lymph nodes. Is it cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old male. I have been having chest pain on the left side. The chest report shows few subcentimetric non-necrotic lymph nodes in the bilateral axillary region. The largest lymph node on the right side measures (15 x 9 mm). Can you please suggest whether the report shows ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, The subcentimetric lymph nodes are 99% insignificant. They indicate some minor infection that can be easily cured with antibiotics. However, if the pain persists, the lymph nodes start increasing in size, you start losing weight or s...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my recurrent throat pain and swollen lymph nodes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am sorry as this will be a bit long. I will try to explain concisely. I am a 40 year old male, and I weigh 100 kg and 1.85 m tall. I have toxoplasmosis. Last year, I had a weird throat ache, like a persistent itch on the upper side of my left palatine tonsil. It is hard to describe, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Toxoplasmosis has a sore throat as one of its presenting complaints. So, do not worry about the sore throat as well as rest of the symptoms. They are due to toxoplasmosis only as your tests also show positive for antibodies. An MRI need not be done until you have any com...  Read Full »

Chest X-ray showed a single nodule. Is a biopsy required to rule out cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female.The initial illness began early this year. The symptoms were cough, SOB, chest pain, and wheezing. I was treated for pneumonia but never got better. Repeated X-rays showed adenopathy as a possibility. So, a CT scan was done which showed hilar, mediastinal aden...  Read Full »


Dr. Chandra Shekhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your history. There are two clinching things. One is a pulmonary nodule and other is mediastinal adenopathy. For pulmonary nodule of 1.2 cm, it can be due to a number of reasons. But, if it is not enlarging in size it is most probably benign. Jus...  Read Full »

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