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Thyroid Gland Nodules
Thyroid nodules: A very small percentage of thyroid nodules can be cancer. That is why your doctor will examine them with ultrasound and perform needle aspiration biopsy on them. If the nodule is suspicious appearing, it may need to be surgically removed. However, most are harmless. You may need to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more
It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more
Should I consider surgery to removed Thyroid Gland with nodule(4.30cm×6.06cm×5.75cm)+ others not as big.w/several cystic areas?Non benign/cont.growth
Thyroid nodules: This is a large nodule. What is meant by "non benign"? Has it been biopsied? Presumably this is "cold" on RAI scan and you are not hyperthyroid. There are many factors; talk to your endocrinologist. The main reasons for surgery would be 1. suspicion of cancer, 2. large nodule causing trouble swallowing/breathing. Surgery should be by an experienced thyroid surgeon (not just anyone). ...Read more
Multinodular goiter: Hi. Your hyper-functioning nodule is producing thyroid hormone without pituitary regulation. Since you have multiple nodules, chances are they're all overproducing thyroid hormone (aka "hot" nodules). Your radio-iodine scan will tell. Any "cold" nodule of certain size will need to be evaluated to make sure it's not cancer (you may not have any cold nodules). Treatment with 131-Iodine is easy. ...Read more
Thyroid U/S showed L thyroid gland heterogeneous hypoechoic nodule w/ mind internal vascularity. what does all this mean? FNA recommended.
Means abnormal test: Ultrasound is a commonly used test for detection of Throid nodules which are quite common. So when the ultrasound shows a Thyroid nodule, it needs to be monitored and often a Biopsy is required to find out if the nodule is benign or cancerous. FNA is one such technique for obtaining a biopsy for making a diagnosis. ...Read more
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
My wife had a thyroid ultrasound and showed heterogenous echogenicity, hypervascular thyroid gland.No masses or nodules. Any thoughts on what this is?
Could be Hashimoto's: Is the gland normal is size or enlarged? If normal-sized, could be hashimoto's. If enlarged it could be grave's disease, both of which are autoimmune diseases. She should find out if she's hypo- or hyperthyroid and have additional testing to see if she has hashimoto's. ...Read more
For thyroid gland is boarderline enlarged. Right has single nodule likely adenoma. What does this mean?
It depends: Thyroid nodules are common in the population, especially in women. Most thyroid nodules are benign. Nodules over 1 centimeter in size are typically biopsied to be more certain that they are benign. One cannot be certain about the nature of a nodule just by its appearance on ultrasound. It is also important to check thyroid function tests to make sure that they are normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on Euthyrox for life cz if i stop i get nodules in my thyroid gland.That's all i know.Would you please explain more about my condition? Thank you
Probably not related: If you require thyroid hormone for life, then stopping it may result in an increase in the overall size of your gland (a goiter) which should shrink when you restart the hormone, but nodules are generally not caused by stopping thyroid hormone. You should check with an endocrinologist about this. ...Read more
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