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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
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?

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. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
47 years in practice
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Thyroid gland demostrates mild heterogeneous echogenicity & echotexture. Increased vascularity, in keeping with thyroiditis. Pls explain. Thanks. ?

Dr. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
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Thyroid gland demostrates mild heterogeneous echogenicity & echotexture. Increased vascularity, in keeping with thyroiditis. Pls explain. Thanks. ?

Hashimoto's disease?: Common cause of ultrasound pattern with hyperemia is Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Can initially be hyperthyroid and eventually becomes hypothyroid. Usually an autoimmune disease with thyroid antibodies, When hypothyroid usually have to have thyroid hormone suppliments. ...Read more

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Dr. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
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What does increased vacularity mean thought out a heterogeneous thyroid gland?

Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
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What does increased vacularity mean thought out a heterogeneous thyroid gland?

It means: increased blood flow to the thyroid. It may be a sign of thyroiditis in the setting of a heterogeneous gland. ...Read more

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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. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
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I have multiple heterogeneous hypoechoic nodules at both lobe of thyroid gland and right isthmus?

Dr. Matt Wachsman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
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I have multiple heterogeneous hypoechoic nodules at both lobe of thyroid gland and right isthmus?

Most commonly benign: but will likely need a biopsy to be able to differentiate it from cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. David Dang
Board Certified, Radiology
9 years in practice
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I had a thyroid ultrasound and the findings indicated that the thyroid gland is borderline small. Impression, small, heterogeneous what does this mean?

Dr. David Dang
Board Certified, Radiology
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I had a thyroid ultrasound and the findings indicated that the thyroid gland is borderline small. Impression, small, heterogeneous what does this mean?

Thyroiditis: This is a nonspecific findings. It, however, typically suggests sequelae of a prior inflammation of the thyroid gland, such as hashimoto thyroiditis. After the acute inflammation, the thyroid gland becomes fibrosed and scarred and shrinks in size. What's more important is your thyroid function tests and that there were no report of any thyroid nodule to biopsy. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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What is diffusely heterogeneous thyroid gland mean? Also have a 5x5 mm calcified nodule in upper left thyroid lobe. Help me understand this? Thx.

Dr. Quang Nguyen
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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What is diffusely heterogeneous thyroid gland mean? Also have a 5x5 mm calcified nodule in upper left thyroid lobe. Help me understand this? Thx.

Nodule: Heterogeneous gland means you don't have a smooth gland. This typical happens in pts with autoimmune thyroid disease where the gland is attacked by antibodies. Thyroid nodules are common and mostly benign. You have 1 nodule and it's very small. You can just watch it for now. See your doctor for more personalized explanation. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kanterman
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
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Just needed help interpreting my recent neck and thyroid ultrasound. "Slightly heterogeneous thyroid gland containing multiple tiny colloid cysts." Clinical significance, if any? Should I follow up?

Dr. Robert Kanterman
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
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Just needed help interpreting my recent neck and thyroid ultrasound. "Slightly heterogeneous thyroid gland containing multiple tiny colloid cysts." Clinical significance, if any? Should I follow up?

Leave it alone: Smallo cysts in the thyroid are benign and should best be left alone. I personally would not bother with follow-up. ...Read more

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