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Ultrasound Of The Thyroid
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Recent ultrasound of thyroid can you let me know if I need to get any of the nodules aspirated history: thyroid nodule on mri. Technique: thyroid u?
Yes: Listen to your board certified endocrinologist md. ...Read more
Tightness in throat, had ultrasound of thyroid. It is mildly enlarged. Dr not concerned and wants to do nothing. Is that unusual? Blood work ok
Thyroid: Let's do 2nd opinion so we can figure out the problem. ...Read more
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.
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
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
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
Doppler: Doppler is to look at blood flow, thyroid study usually just need regular ultrasound ...Read more
Hi I am a 64 year old woman and I just had an ultrasound and they said I had a cyst greater than 2 cm on my thyroid right side with hyervascular flow?
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.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anatomy: Generally thyroid ultrasound studies look for anatomic abnormalities such as size and nodules. ...Read more