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1.4x1.6x1.2 heterogenous hyperechoic focus on right ovary. Report said it "may" be a hemorrahagic cyst? Its painful. Likelihood of cancer? Will bc help?

1.4x1.6x1.2 heterogenous hyperechoic focus on right ovary. Report said it "may" be a hemorrahagic cyst? Its painful. Likelihood of cancer? Will bc help?

Cyst: This is most likely what is called a "corpus lute un cyst". It arises during the normal process of ovulation, an on occasion can cause pain. It is a problem that your bodiy's mechanisms will solve on their own. It is not cancer. Your cyst is very small and will most likely never require any surgery - but the pain can last as long as 6-8 weeks (hopefully much shorter for you!). ...Read more

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Recent ultrasound showed nodule on thyroid 1.3x0.8x1cm heterogenous calcification, hyperechoic focu likely due to colloid can you interpret this?

Recent ultrasound showed nodule on thyroid 1.3x0.8x1cm heterogenous calcification, hyperechoic focu likely due to colloid can you interpret this?

Most nodules benign: Thyroid nodules are often detected incidentally when a patient has neck us. Nodules may range in size from several mm to several cm. With frequency of ultrasounds obtained, incidental thyroid nodules are frequently found. Us can describe nodules and sometimes infer likelihood of benign vs malig. Biopsy most accurate with some specialists advocating biopsy of nodules greater than 1cm others 1.5 cm. ...Read more

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What is a heterogeneous natured cyst and should I be worried that it's grown in size?

What is a heterogeneous natured cyst and should I be worried that it's grown in size?

Yeah, a concern: Regular structures are generally not problems. Uniform and regular fluid filled sacs can be due to many reasons. Cancer or infection are not likely to be included. If, however, the sac is irregular, then infection or cancer are not impossible.
Otherwise depends on the location. Even a cyst inside the skull can be fatal due to pressure on the brain. A heterogeneous cyst on the back of the hand less ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a myometrium is heterogeneous demonstrates without a focal lesion?

What does it mean to have a myometrium is heterogeneous demonstrates without a focal lesion?

Heterogeneous: Heterogeneous myometrium means that the texture of the myometrium is not the same across the length of it. It is probably OK if no discrete lesion is seen. If there are symptoms that cannot be explained by it, it may be reasonable to have a follow up ultrasound in 3 months to see if there has been a change in the appearance. ...Read more

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Heterogeneous liver, what is this?

Heterogeneous liver, what is this?

It means: That the texture of the liver, as seen on ultrasound, is not uniform as it normally should be. There are numerous causes, the most common is fatty infiltration. Speak with your doc about what it means in your particular clinical situation. ...Read more

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What causes a heterogeneous testicle?

What causes a heterogeneous testicle?

May be just a...: "heterogeneous" may be just used to describe the tissue texture of testis as seen on ultrasound or microscopic tissue exam to denote having various components with different sound reflections or histological looking. If more doubt, ask doctor for detail. ...Read more

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What does heterogeneously echogenic mean?

What does heterogeneously echogenic mean?

Mixed echo pattern: Heterogeneous echogenic means ultrasound characteristics of area examined have combination of none, low and high echogenic pattern. This is compared to diffusely homogeneous pattern where diffusely same echo pattern. Certain lesions can be diagnosed by their echo pattern. ...Read more

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Heterogeneous gland due to parenchymal disease?

Heterogeneous gland due to parenchymal disease?

Hashimoto's: Hashimoto's thyroiditis can cause this. What is your tpo ab level? You may be sensitive to dairy and wheat as well. Dairy, wheat and sugar grow e.Coli which can release inflammatory substances that aggravate auto-immune problems. Quinoa is the best grain if soaked 8 hours and rinsed well before cooking. See kelly mcgonigal's book, the will power instinct for successful life style changes. ...Read more

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12x10x9mm heterogeneous nodule isoechoic what is that?

12x10x9mm heterogeneous nodule isoechoic what is that?

A growth: I assume this is a thyroid nodule which basically mean you have a growth on the thyroid. It's very common and not a cause for concern as long as you follow it again in the future to make sure if it's not growing. Biopsy of the nodule will help determine if it's benign or cancerous. The risk of cancer is very low, approx 5%. ...Read more

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What does a myometrium of heterogeneous echo pattern mean?

What does a myometrium of heterogeneous echo pattern mean?

Usually nothing: This is simply describing the echos of the soundwaves used fro the ultrasound. It generally has no clinical significance. Some radiologists believe this may suggest adenomyosis, but the association is very poor. ...Read more

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Heterogeneous mass what is the answer for this is it surgery?

Heterogeneous mass what is the answer for this is it surgery?

Need more info..: Where is it located? What is the size? There are many things that are "heterogeneous" from benign lipomas, to benign thyroid nodules, to benign ovarian lesions, etc, etc. Need much more clinical information to try to guess what this ccould be. Your doctor who requested the evaluation would be best to ask this question to. ...Read more

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What does this mean?? 1. The isthmus appears thickening measuring 0.4 cm, unchanged. 2. The right lobe is heterogeneous and enlarged measuring 5.

What does this mean?? 1. The isthmus appears thickening measuring 0.4 cm, unchanged. 2. The right lobe is heterogeneous and enlarged measuring 5.

More info needed: More background needed as to why the test was done and what symptoms you are having but without knowing anything else, it sounds like you may have a goitre which is an enlarged overactive thyroid gland. However there are other organs in the body that this could be referring to, so as I said. More info is needed to give you a definite answer ...Read more

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What is a enlarged heterogeneous thyroid?

What is a enlarged heterogeneous thyroid?

GOITER: Enlarged thyroid = goiter. Heterogeneity just implies that the features are not uniform. One can see that in inflammatory conditions like hashimoto's thyroiditis, multinodular goiter or even in graves' disease. It is just just a descriptive terminology. ...Read more

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What is thyromegaly with heterogeneous echotexture mean?

Mixed echogenicity: Thyromegaly means enlarge ment of thyroid gland. Heterogeneous means irregular texture, not same echogenicity throughout gland. No large discrete nodules are seen. Therapy is determined by evaluation that includes thyroid function tests. ...Read more

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What does a mildly heterogeneous uterine echotexture mean?

What does a mildly heterogeneous uterine echotexture mean?

Small fibroids: The radiologist may want to say that he wouldn't be surprised if you turned out to have fibroid changes in your uterus on surgery, not overt fibroids, but very early beginning stages. But then again, "mildy heterogenous uterine echotexture" is in the eye of the beholder. ...Read more

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Diffusely heterogeneous myometrium with at least one fibroid?

Diffusely heterogeneous myometrium with at least one fibroid?

Fibroid 'picture": You have described a "picture" via ultrasound of at least one fibroid seen and a myometrium with the potential to develop more. (heterogenous) ...Read more

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What does this mean. The uterine myometrium is mildly heterogeneous.

What does this mean. The uterine myometrium is mildly heterogeneous.

Adenomyosis: This is a nonspecific answer. Assuming that you had a scan done for pain or abnormal bleeding, one explanation for this finding is something called adenomyosis. ...Read more

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: Slightly coarse and heterogeneous hepatic parenchymal echotexture without substantial change. No focal lesion identified.?

: Slightly coarse and heterogeneous hepatic parenchymal echotexture without substantial change. No focal lesion identified.?

More to it than this: This looks to be part of a report of an ultrasound and this portion of the report is discussing the echotexture pattern of the liver. Nothing in what you posted is very concerning. No focal lesion identified is a good thing, but the whole report including reason study done would be more helpful. Please discuss findings with doctor who ordered it for you. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more

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Is a heterogeneously hypoechonic nodule 1.4x 1.1 x 1.1 cm nodule with microlobulated margins with no calcifications a possible malignant one?

Is a heterogeneously hypoechonic nodule 1.4x 1.1 x 1.1 cm nodule with microlobulated margins with no calcifications a possible malignant one?

I'm sorry I can't: Give you my best answer because I don't know what tissue/organ you are talking about -- breast? Thyroid? Liver? In general, when a nodule is heterogeneous, meaning various densities within the nodule, vs homogenous (when it is all the same), one is more suspicious. Microlobulations may add to this. I would not feel safe saying this is a benign nodule. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I have a 2.5cm and a 1.5cm solid hypoechoic heterogeneous nodule. Wouldn't the largest one be dominant? Neither hot or cold. Appt in 6mths concerned

Neurologist: These sound like nonfunctioning thyroid nodules. Usually more than one nodule indicates benign ones, but the rheumatologist is best qualified to advise and follow you and decide if and when needle biopsies are indicated. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if I have a heterogeneous atrophic thyroid?

Should I be worried if I have a heterogeneous atrophic thyroid?

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 situation, the thyroid function tests and size, texture, and nodularity of the gland on exam need to be known. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of thyroid is diffusely heterogeneous in echotexture?

What is the meaning of thyroid is diffusely heterogeneous in echotexture?

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 cause requires that your doctor compare this to your history, exam and lab work. ...Read more

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Is subcentimeter heterogeneous hypoechoic lesions of the thyroid likely to be cancerous?

No: A large study found that nodules less than 2.5 cm are usually harmless. It is also reassuring that there are multiple nodules. Thyroid nodules very common and frequently harmless. ...Read more

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What does heterogeneous appearing uterus mean?

What does heterogeneous appearing uterus mean?

Heterogeneous uterus: Heterogenous uterus is a medically sonographic terminology. It says how your uterus look under sonographic waves. That is not a pathology in itself. ...Read more