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Heterogeneous thyroid gland without discrete nodule means

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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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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 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Heterogeneity of the thyroid gland is nonspecific, but is seen in conditions which diffusely affect the thyroid gland such as hyperthyroidism and thyr... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
No: Not cancer. It goes along with your thyroid disease. That is why you need synthroid (thyroxine)
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Means abnormal test: Ultrasound is a commonly used test for detection of Throid nodules which are quite common. So when the ultrasound shows a Thyroid nodule, it needs to ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Rheumatology 33 years experience
Possible biopsy: Many people have thyroid issues and have ultrasounds that can show a multitude of issues. Most findings are benign and typically are cysts. Biopsies a... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Nodule: Heterogeneous gland means you don't have a smooth gland. This typical happens in pts with autoimmune thyroid disease where the gland is attacked by an... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Nodules: Usually multiple thyroid nodules are benign in contrast to a solitary nodule. I'm not familiar with such a description as noted in the right upper lob... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
"NON TOXIC: multinodular goiter..is the probable Diagnosis and THYROID REPLACEMENT therapy may be indicated! I would recommend a consultation witha Board Certifi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Most commonly benign: but will likely need a biopsy to be able to differentiate it from cancer.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Thyroidologist: A thyroidologist or endocrinologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about your thyroid status and ultrasound findings and to determine wh... Read More