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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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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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


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How big is a 2-cm heterogeneous mass at the lower pole of the thyroid?

How big is a 2-cm heterogeneous mass at the lower pole of the thyroid?

Less than one inch: One inch is 2.54 cm, so your mass is a little less than one inch in diameter. You should have it biopsied at your earliest convenience, along with thyroid blood tests. ...Read more

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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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I have a 6mm mass in my left thyroid love and it's considered diffuse heterogeneous. What does this mean?

Nonspecific: A 6 mm thyroid nodule is small. We usually do not worry about nodules under 10 mm. A diffusely heterogeneous thyroid is commonly seen in patients with hashimoto's thyroiditis. This is an autoimmune disorder that can result in an underactive thyroid. You list being on immunosuppressive therapy. If you have one autoimmune disorder, you are at higher risk for another. ...Read more

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What does enlarged heterogeneous thyroid with smaill nodules with the expection of a dominant 25mm right inferior pole heterogeneous nodule mean?

Goiter: You likely have a goiter, most commonly associated with iodine deficiency. You should consult with an integrative medicine doctor. To find one go to acam.org or AAAM.org. A traditional endocrinologist will not be as knowledgeable about nutrition etc ...Read more

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What does heterogeneous echotexture of thyroid mean?

What does heterogeneous echotexture of thyroid mean?

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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What does diffusely enlarged heterogeneous thyroid gland mean?

What does diffusely enlarged heterogeneous thyroid gland mean?

Graves/Thyroiditis: Most commonly this is due to graves disease or thyroiditis. In both of these cases your immune system attacks your thyroid and tries to kill it, because it thinks it is foreign, like a virus. However in graves disease the antibodies that attack the thyroid actually stimulate receptors that make it grow and produce too much thyroid hormone. In thyroiditis the immune cells infiltrate the thyroid. ...Read more

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What does increased vacularity mean thought out a heterogeneous thyroid gland?

It means: increased blood flow to the thyroid. It may be a sign of thyroiditis in the setting of a heterogeneous gland. ...Read more

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What does a small heterogeneous hypervascular thyroid mean with 12mm nodule on right?

Thyroid US results: It is hard to interpret a thyroid ultrasound, especially online. Your profile says "hypothyroid and raised antibodies". This could mean Hashimotos, and the US is consistent with that. A 12 mm nodules is small, and could be consistent with the scarring in a Hashimotos gland, but this requires review by an Endocrinologist. ...Read more