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What does ultrasound of thyroid-red and blood within a nodule mean?

What does ultrasound of thyroid-red and blood within a nodule mean?

Blood flow: The color doppler images show flow within a nodule. This really only indicates the nodule is made of solid tissue with internal blood vessels and, as such, is not a cyst. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Saw dr last week for pain and swelling on right side of neck. Had ultrasound of thyroid- came back normal. No nodules. What else could be causing it?

Saw dr last week for pain and swelling on right side of neck. Had ultrasound of thyroid- came back normal. No nodules. What else could be causing it?

Other structures.: It be a problem in the other structures of the neck ie muscles, lymph nodes etc. If the swelling persists. You need cat scan of the neck. ...Read more

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An ultrasound of thyroid reported a 6 mm nodule but a rescan one month later reported nothing. The doctor saidthat the radiologist over read the first scan. Its been 8 monthssince. Is a follow up needed?

An ultrasound of thyroid reported a 6 mm nodule but a rescan one month later reported nothing. The doctor saidthat the radiologist over read the first scan. Its been 8 monthssince. Is a follow up needed?

Probably not: If there is no nodule seen on the most recent exam then there is really nothing to follow up. Thyroid is a superficial organ so it's easily scanned with an ultrasound and if there is a nodule its easy to pick up. You can always talk to the radiologist who read your ultrasound if you are still concerned. ...Read more

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Tsh levels. 29 range 0.4 - 5.0 free t3 (liothyronine) is 2.6 range 2.5 - 3.9 free t4 is 0.9 range is 0.6 - 1.5 ultrasound of thyroid revealed two colloid cysts. Help?

Tsh levels. 29 range 0.4 - 5.0 free t3 (liothyronine) is 2.6 range 2.5 - 3.9 free t4 is 0.9 range is 0.6 - 1.5 ultrasound of thyroid revealed two colloid cysts. Help?

Borderline abnormal: The free T3 (liothyronine) and free T4 levels are normal. The TSH is borderline low. Typically the TSH is the most sensitive indicator of your thyroid level, and when low suggests that your thyroid level may be high (overactive). Currently you do not have enough of an abnormality to treat. The colloid cysts are usually of no significance. You should simply repeat the thyroid levels in 1 month. ...Read more

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If my tsh low, t3 (liothyronine) and t4 is normal, is it hypo or hyper thyroidism? Should I take iodine? Ultra sound is normal, without pathology.

If my tsh low, t3 (liothyronine) and t4 is normal, is it hypo or hyper thyroidism? Should I take iodine? Ultra sound is normal, without pathology.

Hypothyroid: The answer to this question depends on what your exact levels are and what type of symptoms you have. "Subclinical Hypothyroidsim" sometimes presents in the manner you describe. ...Read more

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What does ultrasound - thyroid tell you?

What does ultrasound - thyroid tell you?

Structure: It's an imaging study to look at the structure of the thyroid gland. It tells you the texture (smooth, lumpy...), amount of blood flow, whether or not there is a growth/tumor on the thyroid, whether or not the growth is full of liquid, completely solid or mixture of both and how big the growth is... ...Read more

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Enlarged thyroid on ultrasound mean?

Enlarged thyroid on ultrasound mean?

Many possibilities: An enlarged thyroid (goiter) has many causes and possible treatments. Is it causing hyper/hypothyroidism (i.e. Graves disease, toxic goiter)? Check tsh, ft4. Maybe anti-tpo. Is the goiter nodular or smooth? This may require an ultrasound, with biopsy of any suspicious nodules. Is it really big and impair your swallowing/breathing? Then maybe surgery. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Had an ultrasound on my thyroid, report says I have excess thyroid tissue behind each lobe. What exactly does this mean? Was not there 6 months ago.

Had an ultrasound on my thyroid, report says I have excess thyroid tissue behind each lobe. What exactly does this mean? Was not there 6 months ago.

Thyromegaly?: Sounds like the report is describing benign generalized thyroid gland enlargement called thyromegaly (goiter). There are many causes of this and your doctor can help narrow down the possibilities. ...Read more

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Are there signs of thyroid cancer on ultrasound?

Are there signs of thyroid cancer on ultrasound?

Yes: Solid thyroid masses that are large, have characteristic internal calcifications, irregular borders, increased blood flow on doppler ultrasound, and/or enlarged lymph nodes in the area are generally concerning for malignancy. However, when we biopsy these nodules with a needle most turn out benign. ...Read more

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Could an ENT do an ultrasound on the thyroid?

Could an ENT do an ultrasound on the thyroid?

Usually in Radiology: Most thyroid ultrasound studies are done by certified ultrasound technologists in a radiology department either in the hospital or an outpatient facility. An ENT with an up-to-date ultrasound machine and a qualified technologist could perform the scan. ...Read more

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Ultrasound showed my thyroid is unusually large. Why could this be?

Ultrasound showed my thyroid is unusually large. Why could this be?

Many: But most common could be due to goiter and iodine deficiency but could be due to benign tumor, some times due to cancer etc. Please see a doctor to get work up. ...Read more

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What kind of abnormalities of the thyroid can they find on a ultrasound?

Anatomy: Generally thyroid ultrasound studies look for anatomic abnormalities such as size and nodules. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an "abnormality next to thyroid" on ultrasound?

What does it mean to have an "abnormality next to thyroid" on ultrasound?

Nonspecific: The report should be more informative. Is there a mass? Enlarged lymph nodes? What you describe essentially gives no information. ...Read more

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I need to go for an ultrasound for thyroid can you tell me how much it costs?

I need to go for an ultrasound for thyroid can you tell me how much it costs?

No: Not without knowing if you are insured and what type of health insurance you have. Some plans make you pay a copay after you have met a deductible, others a % as your cost of share. If you have no insurance you can call around to different centers a negotiate a price. ...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