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Doctor insights on: Enlarged Right Thyroid Lobe With Large Complex Mass

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Ionized Calcium 4.65, PTH 133, Calcium 10.3, Vitamin D 7, Phosphorus 4.9, recurrent Kidney stones. Thyroid lobe, two parathyroids removed in 2004.

Ionized Calcium 4.65, PTH 133, Calcium 10.3, Vitamin D 7, Phosphorus 4.9, recurrent Kidney stones. Thyroid lobe,  two parathyroids removed in 2004.

Uncertain: These test results don't add up to a straight forward answer. However, I would be concerned about the possibility of recurrent primary hyperparathyroidism. You should take Vit D to eliminate Vit D deficiency as a cause for high PTH levels. Once this is done, if you still have high PTH with high calcium levels, you have recurrent primary HPTH and will need surgery again. ...Read more

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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I have a mass 2.3cm located in my thyroid lobe. My TgAb are elevated 2.4 IU/ml with a reference range of 0.0-0.9 IU/ml. What does this likely indicate?

I have a mass 2.3cm located in my thyroid lobe. My TgAb are elevated 2.4 IU/ml with a reference range of 0.0-0.9 IU/ml. What does this likely indicate?

Thyroid mass: The large thyroid mass should be evaluated by a surgeon and may need to be removed. The thyroglobulin antibodies are only minimally elevated and should not cause trouble. ...Read more

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Normal Carotid Doppler Studies.1- Right ICA encircling the Internal carotic artery. 2- Complex mass in the right thyroid lobe. History Neck cancer.

Normal Carotid Doppler Studies.1- Right ICA encircling the Internal carotic artery. 2- Complex mass in the right thyroid lobe. History Neck cancer.

Thyroid ultrasound: You need a neck ultrasound to fully evaluate the thyroid. Possibly will need a fine needle biopsy if the complex mass is big enough. The first thing is to fully evaluate the neck with an ultrasound. ...Read more

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I have calification on my right thyroid lobe. My CT scan showed this. There is also a mass on the right side beside it. I have a fna next week cancer?

I have calification on my right thyroid lobe. My CT scan showed this. There is also a mass on the right side beside it. I have a fna next week cancer?

Hard to know.: The calcification is likely benign but the reported mass next to it, who knows. You are doing the right thing with biopsy. You may end up getting that side of the thyroid out if it's big, causing symptoms, a small cancer or indeterminate on biopsy. You may end up with the whole gland removed if it is a larger cancer or has an aggressive cytology. ...Read more

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What does right thyroid lobe enlarged with calcification mean?

If you mean: calcifications in a thyroid nodule, you need routine lab, a serum thyroglobulin determination and probably a fine needle biopsy. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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My left thyroid lobe is slightly enlarged and I have a vascular hypoechoic nodule measuring 5x4x3mm ?

My left thyroid lobe is slightly enlarged and I have a vascular hypoechoic nodule measuring 5x4x3mm ?

Just follow it: This sounds like something you just watch and see if anything changes. Most often there maybe a new one over the year. Goiters are like that. Small nodular findings are common. Would not worry about it but don't forget about it. It is at this time something to remember it's there. Talk to your doctor ...Read more

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Sir i have an ultrasound findings saying i have A Diffuse Paranchymal Thyroid lobe disease,bilateral with subcentimeter cyst within the enlarged right?

Sir i have an ultrasound findings saying i have A Diffuse Paranchymal Thyroid lobe disease,bilateral with subcentimeter cyst within the enlarged right?

The next step: is aspiration needle biopsy of the thyroid parenchyma and cyst. If you have high thyroid activity, then a nuclear medicine scan may be done before biopsy, to avoid further release of thyroid hormones into the blood stream. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Mild enlargement of the right thyroid lobe without discrete nodules. There is a homogeneous appearance to the echotexture of the thyroid gland. ????

Mild enlargement of the right thyroid lobe without discrete nodules. There is a homogeneous appearance to the echotexture of the thyroid gland.  ????

Lobe enlarged: This should be of no significance if your thyroid hormone levels are all normal. There are no suspicious findings of benign or malignant growths. If you have further concerns a thyroidologist or endocrinologist would be best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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I have enlaged right thyroid lobe with nodule. But my tsh, T3 (liothyronine) and T4 are within normal range. What do I do? Thank you!

I have enlaged right thyroid lobe with nodule. But my tsh, T3 (liothyronine) and T4 are within normal range. What do I do? Thank you!

Possible biopsy: Most people with enlarged thyroids and nodules have normal thyroid function. Depending on the size of the thyroid nodule and ultrasound characteristics, it may need to be biopsied. ...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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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

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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FMy right thyroid lobe measures 5.7 x 3.1 x 3.6 and the left thyroid lobe measures 6.0 x 2.8 x 2.8 CM in dimensions.The thyroid isthmus measures 0.8 c?

Normal: Hi. Yep, sounds pretty darn normal. Was there a question associated with that, or are you just proud of your thyroid??? ...Read more

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Thyroid ultrasound The right thyroid lobe measures 4.7 x 1.6 x 2.4cm.the thyroid isthmus measures 7mm.The left thyroid lobe measures 5.2 x 1.6 x 1.7cm?

Thyroid ultrasound The right thyroid lobe measures 4.7 x 1.6 x 2.4cm.the thyroid isthmus measures 7mm.The left thyroid lobe measures 5.2 x 1.6 x 1.7cm?

Thyroid: We don't know anything about you to try to make sense of the measurements you are giving us? how tall or how gig are you? why did you have a thyroid ultrasound? were there any nodules? where do you live? Is there visible enlargement of your thyroid gland? You need to speak to the doctor that prescribed the ultrasound to answer your specific questions. ...Read more

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Rt thyroid lobe homogenous in echogenicity measures 5.6x1.7x1.8cm w/multiple nodules largest meas. 1.0x0.6x0.9 located in lower pole. ?

Rt thyroid lobe homogenous in echogenicity measures 5.6x1.7x1.8cm w/multiple nodules largest meas. 1.0x0.6x0.9 located in lower pole. ?

Follow up needed: Hi SFleming, There is much to be said and discussed about this finding but truthfully, you will be better served by consulting with your local doctor. I highly encourage you to follow up with your doctor as soon as possible to discuss further work up options to better define what is going on. Thank you for reaching out and hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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2.5x1.5x2.1cm, well-defined, complex cystic focus is noted in my left thyroid lobe. Is this malignant?

Biopsy: Something this size with complex cystic characteristic should probably be biopsied. Please see your doctor to discuss. In general, the risk of cancer is only approx. 5 %. No need to panic but should get it evaluated. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a ultrasound done and was informed that What to do if I had a hard nodule on the lower pole of the right thyroid lobe.?

What to do if I had a ultrasound done and was informed that What to do if I had a hard nodule on the lower pole of the right thyroid lobe.?

Thyroid nodule: Speak with your doctor. Depending on the specific ultrasound features of the nodule, the presence of other nodules, and within the context of your overall clinical picture, it may need a needle biopsy for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Just had my right thyroid lobe removed. How soon after surgery should I have my thyroid hormone levels checked?

Just had my right thyroid lobe removed. How soon after surgery should I have my thyroid hormone levels checked?

3-6 weeks: The half life of T4 (thyroid hormone) is 7 days. The general rule is that it takes 3 half-lives for something to be considered out of your system. After about 3 weeks you should be reaching your new steady state of thyroid hormone in your blood and should be able to tell if your remaining thyroid lobe will be able to compensate or if you will need supplemental thyroid hormone. ...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