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What exactly does it mean to have a heterogenous area on your cyst?

What exactly does it mean to have a heterogenous area on your cyst?

See below: This depends on what cyst and in what organ. Usually, though, a heterogenous area in a cyst may mean a solid nodule component, an area of debris containing proteinaceous or hemorrhagic materials, or septations. This is a nonspecific description and more information would be helpful. ...Read more

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What is a heterogeneous natured cyst and should I be worried that it's grown in size?

What is a heterogeneous natured cyst and should I be worried that it's grown in size?

Yeah, a concern: Regular structures are generally not problems. Uniform and regular fluid filled sacs can be due to many reasons. Cancer or infection are not likely to be included. If, however, the sac is irregular, then infection or cancer are not impossible.
Otherwise, depends on the location. Even a cyst inside the skull can be fatal due to pressure on the brain. A heterogeneous cyst on the back of the hand less ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a myometrium is heterogeneous demonstrates without a focal lesion?

What does it mean to have a myometrium is heterogeneous demonstrates without a focal lesion?

Heterogeneous: Heterogeneous myometrium means that the texture of the myometrium is not the same across the length of it. It is probably OK if no discrete lesion is seen. If there are symptoms that cannot be explained by it, it may be reasonable to have a follow up ultrasound in 3 months to see if there has been a change in the appearance. ...Read more

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Heterogeneous liver, what is this?

Heterogeneous liver, what is this?

It means: That the texture of the liver, as seen on ultrasound, is not uniform as it normally should be. There are numerous causes, the most common is fatty infiltration. Speak with your doc about what it means in your particular clinical situation. ...Read more

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What causes a heterogeneous testicle?

What causes a heterogeneous testicle?

May be just a...: "Heterogeneous" may be just used to describe the tissue texture of testis as seen on ultrasound or microscopic tissue exam to denote having various components with different sound reflections or histological looking. If more doubt, ask doctor for detail. ...Read more

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Heterogeneous gland due to parenchymal disease?

Heterogeneous gland due to parenchymal disease?

Hashimoto's : Hashimoto's thyroiditis can cause this. What is your tpo ab level? You may be sensitive to dairy and wheat as well. Dairy, wheat and sugar grow e. Coli which can release inflammatory substances that aggravate auto-immune problems. Quinoa is the best grain if soaked 8 hours and rinsed well before cooking. See kelly mcgonigal's book, the will power instinct for successful life style changes. ...Read more

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What does heterogenous in signal on an MRI mean?

What does heterogenous in signal on an MRI mean?

Not the same: Homogenous means the appearance is all the same, like a bowl of milk is all white or charcoal is all black. Heterogenous means the appearance is different like salt and pepper. ...Read more

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12x10x9mm heterogeneous nodule isoechoic What is that?

12x10x9mm heterogeneous nodule isoechoic

What is that?

A growth: I assume this is a thyroid nodule which basically mean you have a growth on the thyroid. It's very common and not a cause for concern as long as you follow it again in the future to make sure if it's not growing. Biopsy of the nodule will help determine if it's benign or cancerous. The risk of cancer is very low, approx 5%. ...Read more

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What does a myometrium of heterogeneous echo pattern mean?

What does a myometrium of heterogeneous echo pattern mean?

Usually nothing: This is simply describing the echos of the soundwaves used for the ultrasound. It generally has no clinical significance. Some radiologists believe this may suggest adenomyosis, but the association is very poor. ...Read more

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Heterogeneous mass what is the answer for this is it surgery?

Heterogeneous mass what is the answer for this is it surgery?

Need more info..: Where is it located? What is the size? There are many things that are "heterogeneous" from benign lipomas, to benign thyroid nodules, to benign ovarian lesions, etc, etc. Need much more clinical information to try to guess what this ccould be. Your doctor who requested the evaluation would be best to ask this question to. ...Read more

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Hi, my friend has a large heterogenous mass occupying most of the upper inner quadrant on the left side. What could it be?

Hi, my friend has a large heterogenous mass occupying most of the upper inner quadrant on the left side. What could it be?

Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with an examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will his doctor be in a position to tell him what's wrong and what needs to be done to help him. ...Read more

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What does this mean?? 1. The isthmus appears thickening measuring 0.4 cm, unchanged. 2. The right lobe is heterogeneous and enlarged measuring 5.

What does this mean??

1. The isthmus appears thickening measuring 0.4 cm, unchanged.  2. The right lobe is heterogeneous and enlarged measuring 5.

More info needed: More background needed as to why the test was done and what symptoms you are having but without knowing anything else, it sounds like you may have a goitre which is an enlarged overactive thyroid gland. However, there are other organs in the body that this could be referring to, so as I said. More info is needed to give you a definite answer ...Read more

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What is a cause of heterogenous thyroid?

What is a cause of heterogenous thyroid?

Heterogeneity ...: Are you referring to a heterogeneous appearance on a thyroid scan? Heterogeneous appearance on a thyroid scan may occur as a result of focal areas of thyroiditis. The clinical history would be helpful. ...Read more

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What does it mean that the thyroid is heterogenous appearing?

What does it mean that the thyroid is heterogenous appearing?

Possible Hashimotos: Heterogeneous texture on a thyroid ultrasound means that the thyroid tissue is irregular appearing, not homogeneous, but there are no true nodules. This is most commonly seen in people with hashimoto's thyroiditis. Thyroid function may or may not be normal. ...Read more

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The uterus shows heterogenous echotexture and is diffusely enlarged.

The uterus shows heterogenous echotexture and is diffusely enlarged.

Nonspecific finding: May I ask how old you are? Recent pregnancy? Any specific pelvic symptoms (pain, bleeding, etc.)? It's a nonspecific finding, and can be seen in conditions like adenomyosis and sometimes fibroids. ...Read more

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What is an enlarged heterogeneous thyroid?

What is an 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 a descriptive terminology. ...Read more

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What is thyromegaly with heterogeneous echotexture mean?

Mixed echogenicity : Thyromegaly means enlarge ment of thyroid gland. Heterogeneous means irregular texture, not same echogenicity throughout gland. No large discrete nodules are seen. Therapy is determined by evaluation that includes thyroid function tests. ...Read more

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What does a mildly heterogeneous uterine echotexture mean?

What does a mildly heterogeneous uterine echotexture mean?

Small fibroids: The radiologist may want to say that he wouldn't be surprised if you turned out to have fibroid changes in your uterus on surgery, not overt fibroids, but very early beginning stages. But then again, "mildy heterogenous uterine echotexture" is in the eye of the beholder. ...Read more

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Diffusely heterogeneous myometrium with at least one fibroid?

Diffusely heterogeneous myometrium with at least one fibroid?

Fibroid 'picture": You have described a "picture" via ultrasound of at least one fibroid seen and a myometrium with the potential to develop more.(heterogenous) ...Read more

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What does this mean. The uterine myometrium is mildly heterogeneous.

What does this mean.  The uterine myometrium is mildly heterogeneous.

Adenomyosis: This is a nonspecific answer. Assuming that you had a scan done for pain or abnormal bleeding, one explanation for this finding is something called adenomyosis. ...Read more

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: Slightly coarse and heterogeneous hepatic parenchymal echotexture without substantial change. No focal lesion identified. ?

: Slightly coarse and heterogeneous hepatic parenchymal  echotexture without substantial change. No focal lesion  identified. 
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More to it than this: This looks to be part of a report of an ultrasound and this portion of the report is discussing the echotexture pattern of the liver. Nothing in what you posted is very concerning. No focal lesion identified is a good thing, but the whole report including reason study done would be more helpful. Please discuss findings with doctor who ordered it for you. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more

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What does it mean for the endometrium: Normal thickness but of somewhat heterogenous echo texture and with several echgenic foci with in?

What does it mean for the endometrium: Normal thickness but of somewhat heterogenous echo texture and with several echgenic foci with in?

Endometrial contents: This means that the sonogram detected something inside of the cavity but that they were unable to determine exactly what it was. This is typically followed up with an endometrial biopsy and some method to evaluate the cavity. The two most common approaches are a sonohystogram or a hysteroscopy ...Read more

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Check up on my fibroadenoma shows changes (irregular edges, heterogenous etc) I can still move the fibroadenoma (mobile) has it turned cancerous?

Check up on my fibroadenoma shows changes (irregular edges, heterogenous etc) I can still move the fibroadenoma (mobile) has it turned cancerous?

Best to check it out: Hi bobcat17340, while the fibroadenoma may still be completely benign, the only way to confirm that it is in fact still a fibroadenoma is through a biopsy or removal of the lump, especially if its appearance has been changing. ...Read more