Top
20
Doctor insights on: Does A Thyroid Ultrasound Test For Hypo And Hyperthyroidism

Share
1

1
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

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Michael Gabor
2,244 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
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

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
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

4

4
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

5

5
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

6

6
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

7

7
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

8

8
What does hypo mean on thyroid ultrasound?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
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

11

11
What does it mean to have a few unenlarged lymph nodes are seen in both sides of the neck after having an ultrasound test?

Normal: Probably this means that the person getting the test had normal healthy lymph nodes. Typically, enlarged lymph nodes indicate disease, but normal size lymph nodes don't. Lymph nodes are throughout the neck, here's a nice surface diagram: http://goo.Gl/kepw2. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Hyperthyroidism and nodules .Ths is 0.50 sudden pain in thyroid and feeling unwell, exhaustion, nervousness drskeep sending me for ultrasounds and bl?

Hyperthyroidism and nodules .Ths is 0.50 sudden pain in thyroid  and feeling unwell, exhaustion, nervousness drskeep sending me for ultrasounds and bl?

Possible thyroiditis: Symptoms suggest acute thyroiditis. A inflammation of the thyroid which can cause temporary hyperthyroidism. Blood work and perhaps a radioactive thyroid uptake should be able to define the diagnosis. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
13

13
Diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. Blood work perfect ultrasound showed slightly enlarged thyroid. Having horrible tremors? Hyperthyroid or anxiety?

Tremor: The tremor may indeed be from another cause. However you say you are hyperthyroid but have perfect blood work. You may want to see an endocrinologist about the hyperthyroidism and review how you are being treated and what the blood work shows. There are subtleties to this. ...Read more

14

14
TSH level was .85. Ultrasound confirmed I have an enlarged thyroid with a goiter on the right side of thyroid. Have a ton of symptoms, hyperthyroidism?

TSH level was .85. Ultrasound confirmed I have an enlarged thyroid with a goiter on the right side of thyroid. Have a ton of symptoms, hyperthyroidism?

Thyroid: In most labs the TSH level would be quite low and indicate hyperthyroidism (excess T4) though this should be measured to ensure it is not due to other factors. You should be evaluated for the various causes like Graves, Toxic adenoma, and hyperplasia. Then a best treatment can be offered. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
Thyroid ultrasound reveals that 2 nodules prev.Ultrasound & bio. 6 months ago have now grown to 2.6x2.7cm compared to 1.9x1.7cm previously. Worrisome?

The safest thing: To do with pathologically proven benign nodules that demonstrate that kind of interval growth is repeat fna biopsy. The procedure has a very low complication rate and most patients find it to be painless. Other measures might include TSH measurement and, if it is depressed, a radionuclide scan to see if the nodule(s) are "hot" or producing excessive thyroid hormone. These nodules are benign. ...Read more

16

16
For what reasons might a doctor make a teen get a thyroid ultrasound?

For what reasons might a doctor make a teen get a thyroid ultrasound?

Several reasons: Ultrasound is very good for determinig if there is a thyroid nodule or the gland is big or small. If the doctor felt something on exam, they would want to further characterize it. Also, if the thyroid function tests are abnormal, that could prompt and ultrasound exam. ...Read more

17

17
I had a thyroid ultrasound at the endocrinologist and he saw 3 nodules. What does this mean?

May need follow up: The data says that without a dominant mass, nodules less than 2.5 cm are rarely of concern. The thyroid frequently forms nodules, most of which are of no concern. But depending on the size and imaging characteristics, as well as your risk factors, your doctor may need to reassess at later date. If your doctor is not worried, than you should not be either! ...Read more

18

18
Why would a doctor make a teenager get a thyroid ultrasound?

To asses nodules: This is one of the less invasive ways to assess the size of the gland and any nodules that may have been evident on exam. The us character may lead to more specific studies or exclude need for getting them. ...Read more

19

19
How is thyroid ultrasound used to diagnose a multinodular goiter?

How is thyroid ultrasound used to diagnose a multinodular goiter?

Sonar images: Ultrasound uses the variation in the 2 dimensional images produced by scanning the thyroid like a fisherman uses sonar to find a school of fish under his boat. Enough thyroid us's have been done to develop pictures of how big each part of the gland should be at a given age in a given condition. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
For what reasons might a doctor make a teen girl get a thyroid ultrasound?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods can be due to hypothyroidsm, and with that you may have a swollen thyroid or nodules. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
2 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Susan Wingo
520 doctors shared insights

Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more