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Dr. Ernest Asamoah
Board Certified, Endocrinology
27 years in practice
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What is a enlarged heterogeneous thyroid?

Dr. Ernest Asamoah
Board Certified, Endocrinology
27 years in practice
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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. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. John Yim
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
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What does diffusely enlarged heterogeneous thyroid gland mean?

Dr. John Yim
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
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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. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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How are an enlarged heterogeneous thyroid & enlarged spleen related? I have both.

Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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How are an enlarged heterogeneous thyroid & enlarged spleen related? I have both.

Rarely related: If so, suggests suggest lymphoid infiltration of thyroid see md! ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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What is enlarged heterogeneous thyroid gland and how to prevent or cure it?

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Board Certified, Endocrinology
46 years in practice
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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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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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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
Board Certified, Endocrinology
36 years in practice
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Have enlarged heterogeneous thyroid, TSH was normal.Suffering w/hypothyroid symptoms.Endocrinologist said "impossible" to be thyroid.Need 2nd opinion?

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?

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
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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?

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. Peter Sadow
Board Certified, Pathology
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Board Certified, Endocrinology
46 years in practice
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Bilateral thyroid lobes are enlarged and show diffuse heterogeneous echotexture with increased vascularity. What does that mean?

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Board Certified, Endocrinology
46 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Radiology
24 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Joseph Accurso
Board Certified, Radiology
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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?

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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