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heterogeneous multinodular thyroid

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Mathews
16 years experience Endocrinology
Likely Thyroiditis: A heterogeneous (or inhomogeneous) thyroid echotexture is usually from thyroiditis (Either Hashimoto's or Silent/Viral). Inflammation of the thyroid ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
Possibly autoimmune: Heterogeneous texture is an ultrasound description of thyroid tissue that looks irregular, as if there are many small nodules. This is a common findi ... Read More
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Dr. Steve Martinez
28 years experience Breast Surgery
Translation: Your thyroid gland is enlarged (that's what a goiter is). On ultrasound, some areas of your thyroid appear darker than others (that is heterogenous). ... Read More
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Dr. John Chastain
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Lumpy!: Opinions vary, but... Especially for women, thyroid nodules are very common. These are sometimes familial or inherited and are sometimes more common l ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
It depends: Upon a variety of factors, such as clinical changes, palpation by physician, prior ultrasound and lab findings, biopsy findings (if biopsy was done), ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
53 years experience Allergy and Immunology
10---15 days: You have autoimmune hypothyroidism and need to to be seen by an endocrinologist , who want to be sure cold or hot nodules and ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Thyroidologist: Multinodular thyroid nodules are usually benign, but a thyroidologist is best qualified to advise you on whether any of them should be biopsied(needle ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
It generally : Means a goiter, such as with hashimoto's thyroid its with no nodules present.
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A female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Usually not: It implies that much of your thyroid gland is not producing thyroid hormone. There can be many reasons. To properly interpret and manage this situat ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Less than one inch: One inch is 2.54 cm, so your mass is a little less than one inch in diameter. You should have it biopsied at your earliest convenience, along with th ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradford Mitchell
34 years experience General Surgery
Thyroiditis?: This is the description of the appearance of the thyroid on ultrasound and is most often seen in thyroiditis or inflammation of the thyroid. The exact ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
Nonspecific: A 6 mm thyroid nodule is small. We usually do not worry about nodules under 10 mm. A diffusely heterogeneous thyroid is commonly seen in patients wi ... Read More
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