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bilateral thyroid lobes are enlarged and show diffuse heterogeneous echotexture with increased vascularity. what does that mean?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Thyroid: What have your doctors said about this. There are many options that include surgery or doing nothing. You can rely on your doctors for your management. If your thyroid levels are OK and your thyroid gland is not very enlarged it would be OK to have nothing done aside from regular examination.

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