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Hello Naomi , I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.This is not likely to be concerning but as the doctor mentioned, it certainly warrant investigations as following;1) Thyroid function tests (T3, T4, TSH)2) Thyroid scan3) CT scan or neck4) UltrasoundThe biopsy is only required if the above investigations suggest something suspicious of cancer. Thyroid cancer is not common in males. The biopsy usually is a needle biopsy which is called as ABC (aspiration biopsy cytology). ABC is does not require admission and is done at doctor's office. Please feel free for your follow up questions.
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Is this something that would be considered a reason to keep us from becoming foster to adopt parents?? That is why we went in, and this is what we came out with.
No, this does not prevent to adopt and be foster parents. So you can go ahead to adopt the child / children. Actually there is not likely to be anything highly concerning. His diagnosis is most likely to multi nodular goiter (benign / non cancerous condition). Though as discussed it should be further investigated, just for the precaution.It is privilege assisting you.