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Hypoechoic Nodule Thyroid Lower Inner Pole
Heterogeneous hypoechoic nodules in bilateral thyroid lower pole, measuring 1.7 CM on the right and 0.5 CM on the left. Is it can be cancerous?
Please explain "left lobe of thyroid is 4.6x1.9x1.5cm & contains 9mm hypoechoic nodule at lower pole w/ small cystic component" mildly complicated. TY?
Recent US shows right side of thyroid a large nodule 3.9 x 2.1 x 2.3 cm. L Mid to lower left lobe shows a discrete hypoechoic heterogeneous nodule 2.
Thyroid nodule: If you were not seen by an endocrinologist, you should be referred to one for possible biopsy. You should also have a thyroid panel done. ...Read more
If I had a thyroid scan that read: left lobe of gland is mildly enlarged at 5.8cm x 1.7 x 2.2. There is a avascular 3 mm hypoechoic nodule in the lower pole of the left lobe. How would I know if it was " hot or cold"?
What you are describing are ultrasound results. A hypoechoic nodule of 3 mm of size is nearly 100% benign.
The only reason to assess if a nodule is overactive (hot) or underactive (cold) is in general hyperthyroidism. If the nodule is hot, then it can be the target of therapy. This is done through a i-131 uptake and scan. ...Read more
A 0.3 x 0.5 x 0.3 CM hypoechoic cystic nodule with punctate internal echo is noted in the lower pole of the right lobe of the thyroid gland.?
Small nodule: Often cystic thyroid nodules can have denser regions called "punctate foci". If the nodule is not cystic those can also be microcalcifications, a finding that increases the risk of thyroid cancer. The key though is that the nodule is very small and therefore requires monitoring only, no matter what its nature may be. ...Read more
Thyroid Tissue is diffusely inhomogeneous. No Discrete nodules or cysts although there are innumerable vague hypoechoic areas throughout the tissue??
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, Why was the imagining study done? Do you have any symptoms? What were the results of the thyroid function tests. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. ...Read more
Depends: Hypoechoic, hypervascular, or calcifications on ultrasound need to be addressed particularly if the nodule is > 10mm. The solid component of a complex nodule can be benign or cancer. Typically a nodule greater than 10mm should be biopsied by ultrasound or smaller if there are calcifications or prior history of radiation or family hist. There is no ultrasound pattern that is diagnostic for cancer. ...Read more
I have a 57x37x56 nodule on my thyroid. It is solid and hetergenously hypoechoic and is hypervascular at the periphery of the lesion. Is it cancerous?
Unlikely: They typically do not affect the function of the thyroid so you shouldn't "feel sick" with the presence of nodules. Unless they are very large and cause compressive symptoms. In that case, it is obvious and you would know why you feel sick. ...Read more
I have a 3mm hypoechoic solid nodule, with an midly enlarge thyroid, should I worried about that?
Probably not.: See a thyroidologist. Nodules less than 10mm without worrisome features are very common in 44 Y.O. Women. ...Read more
Thyroid US shows 1cm nodule, heterogeeous, hypoechoic, irregular borders. Could this be malignant?
Could be, but. ..: Usually the bad ones are larger and solid. The definitive test is always a biopsy. An U/S finding is just suggestive or not. Discuss the results with your doc and the ultrasonographer. Good luck and best wishes! ...Read more
Are thyroid cysts hyper or hypoechoic. Report said 2mm hypoechoic nodule mostly likely complex cyst. Yes?
3x1x2mm hypoechoic nodule on thyroid u/s. Report said most likely a complex cyst. Dr said I don't need a f/u u/s unless he feels something. True?
I had an thyroid us, a 3mm hypoechoic solid nodule, but when I see the images other similars areas are shown, should I ask for a review of the us?
No: 3 mm is very small. Even if you have more it would not change anything. The only thing you need is to have another ultrasound in the future (1yr) and see if anything changes. ...Read more
I had a 6m repeat thyroid u/s due to a nodule. First was 5.3mmx4.9x3.3 now it's 6.5mm x5.5x3.3. hypoechoic in ll pole. Worrisome? Can it be biopsied?
What does multiple hypoechoic focus nodules mean on my thyroid? What is parenchymal inhomogeneity?
Varying appearance: Inhomogeneous means areas of different echogenicity or density rather than homogeneous where entire gland has same density. Hypoechoic means areas with decreased density or less echoes which often are cystic. As long as any nodular areas are not larger than 1 cm in diameter they usually do not require biopsy. ...Read more
I have two 3x4x3mm and one 2x4x2mm complicated hypoechoic nodules in my thyroid. Should I get them checked by an endocrinologist?
Probably not: You are talking about mm, not cm right? If mm, they are still very small. I would get another ultrasound in 1 year and see a specialist if they are changing or growing. In the meantime ask your pcp to make sure the thyroid is functioning normally. ...Read more
Fewer echoes on US: Hypoechoic describes the appearance of a nodule on ultrasound (us). It refers to a nodule that reflects back fewer sound waves compared to the normal thyroid tissue around it. While most thyroid cancers are hypoechoic, most hypoechoic nodules are not cancers. But a hypoechoic nodule may have a slightly higher risk of being a cancer than other nodules. ...Read more
Nodules- thyroid us:Superior hypoechoic vascular nodule 7x6x5 mm. Mid lobe hypoechoic nodule 3x4x2 mm. Sup vascular nodule measuring 10x8x5. Worries?
Most likely: Benign but need more info re: lab, exam, history and ultrasound. Discuss potential thyroid biopsy with your physician. ...Read more
Not possible to say: It is not possible to say without seeing what they look like. Sometimes it is necessary to undergo additional tests to determine whether or not they are cancerous. Best talk to your doctor for guidance ...Read more
It means: You have multiple fluid-filled of minimally cellular nodules and cysts, which are present in approx 50% of healthy normal individuals. Discuss the full findings with your doctor. ...Read more
What does a hypoechoic non vascular round shaped nodule 7mm on thyroid bed. Post thyroidectomy. Meaning?
Not entirely clear: This means there is a "nodule" or lymph node in the area where your surgery was. If the surgeon performed a partial lobectomy, then there could be some thyroid left there and also a nodule. It could be a lymph node that was outside of where the thyroid was. Also, in reality if the surgeon did remove the entire lobe, it could be remnant scar that is being interpreted as such. Speak with surgeon. ...Read more
A 5x5x5mm nodule right upper thyroid no internal flow. Well circumscribed hypoechoic /heterogeneous 1.4x1.4x1.6cm nodule post right. Is the cancerous?
My thyroid us report. Right thyroidectomy. Hypoechoic nodule in isthmus.. 8 x. 8 x 1.8 hypoechoic focus in right thyroid bed. No normal tissue in r?
Thyroid ultrasound: By reporting "Right thyroidectomy" it is generally understood that the right thyroid lobe is surgically absent or has been removed. The. 8x.8x1.8 hypoechoic focus in the right thyroid bed would suggest that there is something in the soft tissues behind where the thyroid was removed that is showing up. This could be a parathyroid gland, lymph node or something else. Get back with your doctor. ...Read more
Us results show 2 "hypoechoic solid nodules" on in each lobe of the thyroid. Should these be biopsied? Who decides that?
Depends...: Depends upon the size and other factors. In general, it is better to be safe and proceed with the biopsy plus appropriate blood tests. Discuss w/your doctor and see an endocrinologist if appropriate or want a second opinion. ...Read more
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