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Dr. Ernest Asamoah
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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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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


Dr. John Yim
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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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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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

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Enlarged heterogeneous thyroid hyperechoic with mild echogenic nodules, sized .09-1.5 CM normal labs? seeing endo ,wondering what this Is going to mea

Thyroid: Your endocrinologist will review your thyroid images and your thyroid laboratory data, but not until she/he takes your history, does a physical exam, and reviews your lab data. There are many treatment options from doing nothing to surgery on your thyroid. Thyroid issues are common but the success and control rate is quite high. You should be fine. ...Read more

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Dr. David Sneid
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Have enlarged heterogeneous thyroid, TSH was normal.Suffering w/hypothyroid symptoms.Endocrinologist said "impossible" to be thyroid.Need 2nd opinion?

Have enlarged heterogeneous thyroid, TSH was normal.Suffering w/hypothyroid symptoms.Endocrinologist said "impossible" to be thyroid.Need 2nd opinion?

Prob normal: Remember, diseases cause symptoms, but having a variety of symptoms doesn't necessarily mean you have that disease. If your testing was normal, then you need to look for another cause to your problems. However, make sure your lab was not only "normal", but appropriate for your age group, and those numbers may be slight different. Consider endocrinologist if desired. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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I have a normal TSH and heterogeneous echotexture. Enlarged thyroid gland which i was told not to worry nothings wrong with my thyroid. Any advice?

I have a normal TSH and heterogeneous echotexture. Enlarged thyroid gland which i was told not to worry nothings wrong with my thyroid. Any advice?

Goiter: Hterogenous thyroid can be due to simple goiter and may be associated with hyperthyriodism, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodule, thyroditis and thyroid cancer if you were told not to worry by your endocrinologist means they have ruled out treatable conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Bilateral thyroid lobes are enlarged and show diffuse heterogeneous echotexture with increased vascularity. What does that mean?

Thyroid: What have your doctors said about this. There are many options that include surgery or doing nothing. You can rely on your doctors for your management. If your thyroid levels are OK and your thyroid gland is not very enlarged it would be OK to have nothing done aside from regular examination. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
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Have heterogeneous hypoechoic nodule in upper left neck w/enlarged lymph nodes & heterogeneous hypoechoic nod left thyroid. 2x cancer surv. Concerned?

Have heterogeneous hypoechoic nodule in upper left neck w/enlarged lymph nodes & heterogeneous hypoechoic nod left thyroid. 2x cancer surv. Concerned?

Complete the workup: Please follow your doctor's advice and complete the workup. The imaging findings described are concerning, and biopsy will probably be necessary to diagnose the problem. Thyroid nodules are common, and may not be related to the enlarged lymph nodes. It may also need to be biopsied. ...Read more

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