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I had a thyroid ultrasound and the findings indicated that the thyroid gland is borderline small. Impression, small, heterogeneous what does this mean?

I had a thyroid ultrasound and the findings indicated that the thyroid gland is borderline small. Impression, small, heterogeneous what does this mean?

Thyroiditis: This is a nonspecific findings. It, however, typically suggests sequelae of a prior inflammation of the thyroid gland, such as hashimoto thyroiditis. After the acute inflammation, the thyroid gland becomes fibrosed and scarred and shrinks in size. What's more important is your thyroid function tests and that there were no report of any thyroid nodule to biopsy. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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My wife had a thyroid ultrasound and showed heterogenous echogenicity, hypervascular thyroid gland.No masses or nodules. Any thoughts on what this is?

My wife had a thyroid ultrasound and showed heterogenous echogenicity, hypervascular thyroid gland.No masses or nodules. Any thoughts on what this is?

Could be Hashimoto's: Is the gland normal is size or enlarged? If normal-sized, could be hashimoto's. If enlarged it could be grave's disease, both of which are autoimmune diseases. She should find out if she's hypo- or hyperthyroid and have additional testing to see if she has hashimoto's. ...Read more

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My thyroid ultrasound shows diminished size of the thyroid gland. Its 4.5 mm but perfect in shape. My tests results were : TSH 2.70 ft3 2.84 ft4 11.1 ?

My thyroid ultrasound shows diminished size of the thyroid gland. Its 4.5 mm but perfect in shape. My tests results were : TSH 2.70 ft3 2.84 ft4 11.1 ?

Normal function: Your thyroid function tests are within normal limits. Size of the gland, unless abnormally enlarged, is not an issue. ...Read more

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Thyroid antibodies blood- 10 000 Thyroid ultrasound- right and left lobe gland slightly coarse in echo texture.few tiny colloid cysts bilateral. Right lobe 18x14x40mm. Left lobe 16x15x53mm.

Hashimoto's : Sounds like Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Although in the initial phase there can be fluctuation of thyroid hormone levels in this disease, over the long run, you will likely need thyroid hormone replacement. Please see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I just got the results from my thyroid ultrasound and it says that both lobes have an atypical cyst with small calcifications should I be concerned?

I just got the results from my thyroid ultrasound and it says that both lobes have an atypical cyst with small calcifications should I be concerned?

Need evaluation: You should be seen by a thyroid specialist who can review the ultrasound; if there are worrisome features, a simple "fine needle aspiration" biopsy can be done in the office with a very thin needle. In most cases this will tell whether the nodule requires further treatment. ...Read more

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Can a Thyroid ultrasound miss cancer? I had one that was normal a week ago but pcp says one side is enlarged. Abnormal TSH normal free t3t4 confused?

Can a Thyroid ultrasound miss cancer? I had one that was normal a week ago but pcp says one side is enlarged. Abnormal TSH normal free t3t4 confused?

Yes: A CRI and or nuclear scan are much more reliable for the detection of small tumors; however, for general screening, the ultrasound will certainly suffice. Please obtain an endocrinology evaluation for "abnormal TSH ( high or low???) ...Read more

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Can you tell me what the thyroid ultrasound sees?

Can you tell me what the thyroid ultrasound sees?

Anatomy of thyroid: The ultrasound is a technique using sound waves to look inside the body. The thyroid ultrasound exam specifically measure the thyroid gland size (to assess for enlargement or shrinkage), the thyroid texture (for autoimmune or inflammatory diseases that cause heterogeneity), presence of lumps (nodules that may be benign or cancerous), and the amount of blood flow (increase in certain conditions). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: thyroid ultrasound?

Sound waves not xray: A thyroid ultrasound uses sound waves rather than x rays to take a picture of the thyroid gland, blood vessels and lymph nodes in the neck. It is an excellent test to distinguish if a thyroid "nodule" is solid or fluid-filled ( a cyst). ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more