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Does a thyroid ultrasound test for hypo and hyperthyroidism?

Does a thyroid ultrasound test for hypo and hyperthyroidism?

Not reliable: It can give you some clues about hypo or hyper but it cannot tell you for sure about thyroid function. The only test to do that is the blood test. ...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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Does a thyroid ultrasound test for hyper or hypothyroidism?

Does a thyroid ultrasound test for hyper or hypothyroidism?

Neither: A thyroid u/s tests for the texture and appearance of the gland. It can tell you if you have a growth on it or not. Sometimes an u/s can suggest hyper by the amount of blood flow going though it but it's not always accurate/reliable. I wouldn't use a thyroid u/s to test for hyper or hypo function. You need a blood test for that. ...Read more

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Does a thyroid ultrasound test for hypothyroidism or do you need to give blood?

Does a thyroid ultrasound test for hypothyroidism or do you need to give blood?

Hypothyroid: The ultrasound does not test for function. Blood-work is needed. ...Read more

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I have two vague hypoechoic solid appearing nodules(1- 6*7*4 mm) & (11*9*8 mm) within the right lobe in thyroid (ultrasound test). Any risk, please.

See endocrinologist: Most nodules of the thyroid are benign, but thyroid cancers certainly do occur. We consider biopsy of a nodule that is larger than 10 mm, but other factors like your thyroid function, family history, radiation exposure, will influence that decision. You should see an endocrinologist for a full opinion. ...Read more

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Thyroid ultrasound results showed hyperthyroidism but blood tests came back saying hypothyroidism TSH 11.4 antibodies teat also came back high?

Thyroid ultrasound results showed hyperthyroidism but blood tests came back saying hypothyroidism TSH 11.4 antibodies teat also came back high?

Size v function: The ultrasound can only tell you the anatomy of the thyroid whereas the blood tests tell you how it functions. In your case, you have low thyroid function and probably an enlarged thyroid. ...Read more

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What other things can cause the presence of both hyperthyroidism and symptoms of infection? I've had thyroid ultrasound and blood work to rule out

What other things can cause the presence of both hyperthyroidism and symptoms of infection? I've had thyroid ultrasound and blood work to rule out

Viral (subacute)...: Thyroiditis may be a possibility. It is an inflammation of the thyroid gland which is believed to be due to a viral infection. Symptoms include: 1. Hyperthyroidism (due to thyroid hormone leaking from the gland) 2. Swollen, painful thyroid gland (front of lower neck) 3. Fatigue (tiredness) 4. Fever 5. Muscle and joint pain. Please see your doctor for a complete discussion. ...Read more

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Thyroid Ultrasound heterogenous thyroid parynchema with hypervascularity. Blood test normal tsh t4 t3 (liothyronine) etc but >1300 TPo antibodies?have Hypo symptoms

Thyroid Ultrasound heterogenous thyroid parynchema with hypervascularity. Blood test normal tsh t4 t3 (liothyronine) etc but >1300 TPo antibodies?have Hypo symptoms

Elevated: TPO levels are associated with autoimmune thryroid disease/thryoiditis, for example Hashimoto disease. The thyroid US findings are also consistent with thyroiditis. Talk to your doc about next steps. ...Read more

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What does hypo mean on thyroid ultrasound?

Fewer echoes on US: Hypoechoic describes the appearance of a nodule on ultrasound (us). It refers to a nodule that reflects back fewer sound waves compared to the normal thyroid tissue around it. While most thyroid cancers are hypoechoic, most hypoechoic nodules are not cancers. But a hypoechoic nodule may have a slightly higher risk of being a cancer than other nodules. ...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 ?

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

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


Dr. Bernard Seif
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Ultrasound Test (Definition)

Ultrasound is a noninvasive test that uses soundwaves to make pictures of the body. Ultrasound does not use radiation. A sonographer or ultrasound technologist uses a handheld transducer to "see" the area of interest. He/she takes pictures, which are interpreted by a radiologist. Ultrasound is widely used and is especially well-suited for pregnancies, gallbladder disease, ...Read more