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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. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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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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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

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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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Will I need a biopsy when both left right and isthmus thyroid lobes are found heterogeneous?

Will I need a biopsy when both left right and isthmus thyroid lobes are found heterogeneous?

Nodules: Hi. No, not from how you describe it. We fine needle biopsy nodules to see if they're cancer. Diffuse heterogeneity in the gland is often seen in Hashimoto's (which can be diagnosed with thyroid autoantibodies; needle biopsy not indicated. Talk with your doctor. He/she will recommend next step(s). Good luck! ...Read more

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My thyroid lobes measure 3.37cm and 3.33cm is that normal ? And it's heterogeneous echo texture!

My thyroid lobes measure 3.37cm and 3.33cm is that normal ? And it's heterogeneous echo texture!

Need more info?: Why did you have your Thyroid checked in the first place? We advise people not to do a test unless it is clearly indicated, i.e you are looking for a cause for a symptom or medical complaint. otherwise we end up finding things(like your report) which may not matter, yet provoke much unnecessary anxiety. Your Thyroid gland is fine....it is normal report. Your doctor should have already told you so. ...Read more

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Thyroid US repeated after 6mos. 2nd nodule on Rt. now, labs are lowside normal. Left sideMildly heterogeneous. What does this mean?

May need a biopsy: This may be related to a multinodular goiter. Depending on the size of the nodules, they may need to be biopsied. Get back with your PCP to discuss the results. ...Read more

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US of thyroid diffusely heterogeneous with multiple sub-centimeter nodules, 6mm isthmus, index nodules mixed echo-texture, what does this mean?

Multinodular goiter: No undue risk of cancer. Should get blood tests to make sure not hypo or hyperthyroid. Recheck ultrasound in ~ 1 year to make sure no change in size of nodule(s). ...Read more

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Thyroid us after 3 mos: "previously noted ill-defined hypoechoic nodule now felt to represent an area of more focal heterogeneous thyroid tissue...?

Thyroid us after 3 mos: "previously noted ill-defined hypoechoic nodule now felt to represent an area of more focal heterogeneous thyroid tissue...?

Common: They couldn't really know for sure if there was a nodule the first time, that's why they said "ill-defined". Now they think it's just tissues and not a nodule. This happens all the time. That's the nature of ultrasound and the thyroid. ...Read more

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Should i worry about a mass which is 22mm by 16mm when the thyroid is normal.The mass has grown by 4 mm in 6months.And have a new heterogeneous nodul?

Should i worry about a mass which is 22mm by 16mm when the thyroid is normal.The mass has grown by 4 mm in 6months.And have a new heterogeneous  nodul?

Biopsy: If your nodules have grown that much they need to be biopsied. You also should be on replacement brand name T4 to reduce the stimulation to thyroid and nodule enlargement. If you had half your thyroid removed because it was having trouble and forming nodules, removal of one half of it only made your thyroid's job more difficult and problem with accelerate without replacement. ...Read more

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What is enlarged heterogeneous thyroid gland and how to prevent or cure it?

What is enlarged heterogeneous thyroid gland and how to prevent or cure it?

Thyroid: An enlarged thyroid gland is exactly what it says. If your thyroid gland is not enlarged or painful do not be too concerned. If it is enlarged or painful your doctor will take your history, examine you, and order appropriate labs. An enlarged thyroid does occur occasionally in young me, but not too often. ...Read more