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Doctor insights on: Diminutive Left Lobe Of Thyroid

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Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


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What could 3 heterigeneous hyperechoic nodules in left lobe of thyroid be. Measurements are .9, 1.5,and 1.0. ?

What could 3 heterigeneous hyperechoic nodules in left lobe of thyroid be. Measurements are .9, 1.5,and 1.0. ?

Need further tests: Thyroid nodules can be benign or cancerous. You need to have a fine needle aspiration of the nodules to make sure that they are benign. Only about 5% of thyroid nodules are cancer but you need the aspiration to prove that yours are benign. ...Read more

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Homeopathy medicine for cyst in left lobe of thyroid?

Homeopathy medicine for cyst in left lobe of thyroid?

Individualized: There are many different homeopathic remedies that could help a thyroid cyst, but only one of them is likely to help- the choice is based not just on the cyst but on everything else about you as well (homeopaths are more interested in what type of person has a disease than what disease a person has). I advise consulting a good homeopath to determine which remedy is the best fit. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a solitary nodule with cystic degeneration in the left lobe of thyroid?

What does it mean to have a solitary nodule with cystic degeneration in the left lobe of thyroid?

Recommend biopsy: Although there are characteristic finding on us that help up get an idea of what type of nodule it is. The gold standard for diagnosis is a us guided needle biopsy. It is relatively non invasive and has good accuracy. ...Read more

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Please explain "left lobe of thyroid is 4.6x1.9x1.5cm & contains 9mm hypoechoic nodule at lower pole w/ small cystic component" mildly complicated. TY?

Please explain "left lobe of thyroid is 4.6x1.9x1.5cm & contains 9mm hypoechoic nodule at lower pole w/ small cystic component" mildly complicated. TY?

FNA not essential : As the nodule is less than 1 cm . FNA biopsy is not essential in most cases. But if any risk factors like history of radiation to head or neck or family history of thyroid cancer then need to follow up more closely by ultrasound and may also consider FNA biopsy ...Read more

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Ive had my left lobe of thyroid removed d/t thyroid ca. What would the thyroglobulin teat be used to monitor?

Ive had my left lobe of thyroid removed d/t thyroid ca. What would the thyroglobulin teat be used to monitor?

Monitor recurrence: The thyroglobulin test is used as a tumor marker to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment for thyroid cancer and to monitor for recurrence. Not every thyroid cancer will produce thyroglobulin, but the most common types, the well-differentiated papillary and follicular thyroid cancers, frequently do, so increased levels of thyroglobulin can help guide management post treatment for thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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What would cause a 4mm hypoechoic nodule in left lobe of thyroid gland, along with prominent bilateral cervical lymph nodes as found in a neck US?

What would cause a 4mm hypoechoic nodule in left lobe of thyroid gland, along with prominent bilateral  cervical lymph nodes as found in a neck US?

Thyroid cyst: It sounds like you have a simple thyroid cyst and possiblt a couple of reactive nodes that may be within normal. Why did you have an ultrasound? 4mm cysts is not palpable. I would recommend regular 6-12 month follow up. it is low risk for neoplastic pathology based on your description. ...Read more

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My thyroid u/s show mild cervical lymphadenopathy small nodule inferior posterior left lobe of thyroid Additional parathyroid adenoma/lymphadenopathy?

Specialists: These findings are best evaluated by a Thyroidologist/endocrinologist collaborating with a skilled head and neck surgeon. More than likely a needle biopsy of the thyroid nodule and possibly a ct scan of the neck will be recommended. The radiologist will thoroughly review these images with the specialists. ...Read more

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Left lobe thyroid well vascularized nodule?

Left lobe thyroid well vascularized nodule?

Biopsy?: Depends upon lab and ultrasound findings, but probably should be biopsied. Check w/your physician. ...Read more

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Nodule on my right thyroid over year grew from 1.2cm to 1.6cm. Left lobe nodule 1.1cm to 1.4cm. Should i be concerned?

Yes: Sorry to say it like that but you need to definitely have this checked out. It seems like you have had it looked at on MRI or something to know the size, an endocrinologist or thyroid surgeon needs to see you for this. What are your other syptoms? Those matter as well. ...Read more

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Solitary subcentimeter nodule in the left thyroid lobe?

Watch/retest: Unless you have a thyroid cancer history, the nodule is suspicious on ultrasound or other factors are in play -- check serum thyroglobulin and thyroid function. Repeat doctor's exam an ultrasound in a year. Generally of very low significance and found in over 50% of the population. ...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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Are these dimensions normal thyroid size? Right thyroid lobe: sagittal 59mm x trans. 16mm x ap 13 mm; left thyroid love: 49mm x 13mm x 12mm

Hard to say: There are no consistent standards for the size of a normal thyroid on ultrasound, as there is a lot of variation in how one measures the size. Nevertheless the length of your thyroid is somewhat larger than most people. The volume is more important, but this is hard to estimate from simple dimensions. Overall size is not important, function is (tsh, free t4). ...Read more

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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