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when ultrasound shows patchy heterogeneity of thyroid

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
Nonspecific: but this finding can be seen in thyroid diseases such as goiter (enlarged thyroid) and thyroid inflammation (thyroiditis). It can very often just be a ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Hypothyroid: The answer to this question depends on what your exact levels are and what type of symptoms you have. "Subclinical Hypothyroidsim" sometimes presents ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
Low TSH: A low TSH with normal T3 and free T4 is c/w subclinical hyperthyroidism. In a young person (esp a woman), it could be subclinical Graves disease. Sug ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shiloh
28 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Not bad: The ultrasound findings are not bad. In fact, ultrasound is user dependent meaning that the findings you describe might not even be seen by others. ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Nolan
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
Ultrasound report: There will always be variability in looking at abdominal ultrasounds from one person to another. The detail you provided was just language used to de ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
24 years experience Radiology
Depends: It depends on the characteristics of the "spots". Were the thyroid lesions described as cysts or nodules. Did they have microcalcification? Liver "spo ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Thyroiditis: In 2013 the thyroid may have been inflamed (thyroiditis). That eventually subsides, and the gland can shrink afterwards.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
Specializes in
Don’t think so: It’s difficult to give advice here because I don’t understand why you are doing serial thyroid ultrasound examinations. Maybe your doctor has a reason ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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What is your ?: Did your child undergo lymph node biopsy?? If so, do you have a pathology report? Have you discussed this with the treating physician? These lymph nod ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Kaplowitz
45 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Need a biopsy: I would not be concerned about the 3 mm nodule but you should have the doctor who ordered the ultrasound refer you to someone who could do a fine need ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
What thyoid labs?: There are many thyroid labs and most docs do not check enough of them? This ultrasound is consistent with grave's disease and thyroiditis. With grave' ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: An active benign nodule, also called a hot nodule, would have blood flowing through it. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of ... Read More
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