A member asked:

Heterogeneously diffusely enlarged gland without focal nodule. diffuse goiter and thyroiditis are consideration.-ultrasound report. normal thyroid levels. my dr. is predicting it will go hashimoto's, i do not know why graves is not being considered?

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That ultrasound pattern doesn't differentiate between thyroiditis and Grave's disease. Since you have no laboratory confirmation of Grave's disease, I believe thyroiditis is more likely and this usually morphs into eventual Hashimotos and hypothyroidism rather than into hyperthyroidism. An endocrinologist can advise you best though.

Answered 2/22/2023



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