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US of thyroid diffusely heterogeneous with multiple sub-centimeter nodules, 6mm isthmus, index nodules mixed echo-texture, what does this mean?

Multinodular goiter: No undue risk of cancer. Should get blood tests to make sure not hypo or hyperthyroid. Recheck ultrasound in ~ 1 year to make sure no change in size of nodule(s). ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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


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2011 u/s thyroid diffusely heterogeneous multinodular thyroid. Last week gland swollen/tender. New u/s diffusely n moderately inhomogeneous. Why sore?

2011 u/s thyroid diffusely heterogeneous multinodular thyroid. Last week gland swollen/tender.  New u/s diffusely n moderately inhomogeneous. Why sore?

Likely Thyroiditis: A heterogeneous (or inhomogeneous) thyroid echotexture is usually from thyroiditis (Either Hashimoto's or Silent/Viral). Inflammation of the thyroid (Thyroiditis) can cause pain. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of thyroid is diffusely heterogeneous in echotexture?

What is the meaning of thyroid is diffusely heterogeneous in echotexture?

Thyroiditis?: This is the description of the appearance of the thyroid on ultrasound and is most often seen in thyroiditis or inflammation of the thyroid. The exact cause requires that your doctor compare this to your history, exam and lab work. ...Read more

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Thyroid gland diffusely heterogeneous, with a 3mm cyst in left thyroid lobe, what does that mean??

Thyroid gland diffusely heterogeneous, with a 3mm cyst in left thyroid lobe, what does that mean??

Thyroidologist: Rather than being homogeneous, your thyroid composition is irregular with one cyst. The report does not suggest presence of a nodule or malignancy. A thyroidologist or endocrinologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about the significance of these findings and how to follow-up on them. ...Read more

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What are ill-defined thyroid nodules with diffuse heterogeneous echotexture?

Usually description: of possible nodules in a gland with inflammation=thyroiditis needs follow up ultrasound 1 year and check and follow-up of thyroid function tests 1-2 x /year ...Read more

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I got thyroid results today and it was " Diffusely heterogeneous thyroid gland without discrete dominant nodules." what does that mean?

I got thyroid results today and it was "
Diffusely heterogeneous thyroid gland without discrete dominant nodules." what does that mean?

Heterogeneity: Heterogeneous means the size is irregular in terms of thickness throughout. Homogenous is the opposite and would mean the gland is uniform in size. Nodules are important to find because they can be functional or "hot" nodules that secrete too much thyroid hormone. May be thyroiditis. See endo for follow up. ...Read more

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I have a diffusely heterogeneous thyroid from an ultrasound and a 2.8 TSH. Any concern?

I have a diffusely heterogeneous thyroid from an ultrasound and a 2.8 TSH. Any concern?

Not from TSH: 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. Having said that, Your TSH level is normal, but that does not rule out thyroid disease. Why did you have ultrasound done? ...Read more