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enlarged heterogeneous thyroid gland

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yim
Dr. John Yim answered
28 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Graves/Thyroiditis: Most commonly this is due to graves disease or thyroiditis. In both of these cases your immune system attacks your thyroid and tries to kill it, beca ... Read More

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Thyroid: An enlarged thyroid gland is exactly what it says. If your thyroid gland is not enlarged or painful do not be too concerned. If it is enlarged or pai ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Goiter: Hterogenous thyroid can be due to simple goiter and may be associated with hyperthyriodism, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodule, thyroditis and thyroid can ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Thyroid big: 24 M from Philippines states girlfriend has enlarged thyroid with echo showing scatter suggestive of thyroid disease. This means she has an enlarged t ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
It means: increased blood flow to the thyroid. It may be a sign of thyroiditis in the setting of a heterogeneous gland.
A female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience in Urgent Care
Heterogeneity: Heterogeneous means the size is irregular in terms of thickness throughout. Homogenous is the opposite and would mean the gland is uniform in size. No ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Goiter: Sounds like a goiter to me. Happy to do 2nd Opinion to help more.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Thyroid nodularity: Heterogeneous pattern of the thyroid may make it difficult to distinguish between benign and malignant nodules. This is a situation where a thyroidolo ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Not cancer. It goes along with your thyroid disease. That is why you need synthroid (thyroxine)
A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Multinodular: This type of goiter is common and poorly understood. It's basically harmless and cancers seldom arise here.

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