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Ionized Calcium 4.65, PTH 133, Calcium 10.3, Vitamin D 7, Phosphorus 4.9, recurrent Kidney stones. Thyroid lobe, two parathyroids removed in 2004.

Ionized Calcium 4.65, PTH 133, Calcium 10.3, Vitamin D 7, Phosphorus 4.9, recurrent Kidney stones. Thyroid lobe,  two parathyroids removed in 2004.

Uncertain: These test results don't add up to a straight forward answer. However, I would be concerned about the possibility of recurrent primary hyperparathyroidism. You should take Vit D to eliminate Vit D deficiency as a cause for high PTH levels. Once this is done, if you still have high PTH with high calcium levels, you have recurrent primary HPTH and will need surgery again. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Sir i have an ultrasound findings saying i have A Diffuse Paranchymal Thyroid lobe disease,bilateral with subcentimeter cyst within the enlarged right?

Sir i have an ultrasound findings saying i have A Diffuse Paranchymal Thyroid lobe disease,bilateral with subcentimeter cyst within the enlarged right?

The next step: is aspiration needle biopsy of the thyroid parenchyma and cyst. If you have high thyroid activity, then a nuclear medicine scan may be done before biopsy, to avoid further release of thyroid hormones into the blood stream. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...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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I had a MRI done on my cervical spine, and it says that I have a presumed colloid cyst in the right thyroid lobe measuring 10 mm.Can you please help.

I had a MRI done on my cervical spine, and it says that I have a presumed colloid cyst in the right thyroid lobe measuring 10 mm.Can you please help.

Mri findings: Mri imaging frequently will pick up findings incidentally and unrelated to why the test was ordered. Taking a conservative approach, it would be a good idea to speak to your primary doc first to see if this needs to be imaged further. A ultrasound is helpful. Also, tsh, t3/t4 blood work can be done to make sure the blood levels are normal. If needed, an evaluation by an ENT doc would be next step. ...Read more

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Mri shows that I have a cystic nodule of left thyroid lobe and a perineural tarlov cyst in left s2 (racepinephrine) neural foramen. Are these related? What are they?

Mri shows that I have a cystic nodule of  left thyroid lobe and a perineural tarlov cyst in left s2 (racepinephrine) neural foramen. Are these related? What are they?

Tarlov cysts: Are an overwhelmingly unimportant finding so don't worry about it. The thyroid nodule is also most likely insignificant but ultrasound may be useful to take a second look so ask your clinician. The great majority of thyroid nodules are not cancerous. ...Read more

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2.5x1.5x2.1cm, well-defined, complex cystic focus is noted in my left thyroid lobe. Is this malignant?

2.5x1.5x2.1cm, well-defined, complex cystic focus is noted in my left thyroid lobe. Is this malignant?

Biopsy: Something this size with complex cystic characteristic should probably be biopsied. Please see your doctor to discuss. In general, the risk of cancer is only approx. 5 %. No need to panic but should get it evaluated. ...Read more

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Subcentimeter complex cystic focus within or immediately adjacent to inferior posterior aspect of left thyroid lobe. Could be parathyroid gland? 8mm

Subcentimeter complex cystic focus within or immediately adjacent to inferior posterior aspect of left  thyroid lobe. Could be parathyroid  gland? 8mm

Could be: Go see your doctor to get your labs drawn. If calcium, parathyroid hormone and thyroid hormone are normal. Then all you have to do is follow this nodule with another u/s in the future (approximately 1 year) to make sure it's not changing. ...Read more

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Hot & cold cystic nodule 1 in ea thyroid lobe. T4/t3 high end normal.Tsh low, mild swelling & perimenopausal? Symptoms. Fna due. Diet suggestions. Ta

Hot & cold cystic nodule 1 in ea thyroid lobe. T4/t3 high end normal.Tsh low, mild swelling & perimenopausal? Symptoms. Fna due. Diet suggestions. Ta

Yes. : I would recommend avoiding salt in order to decrease any swelling. Also, avoiding caffeine will help avoid palpitatins and d other symp symptoms related to high thyroid state. ...Read more

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Solitary subcentimeter nodule in the left thyroid lobe?

Watch/retest: Unless you have a thyroid cancer history, the nodule is suspicious on ultrasound or other factors are in play -- check serum thyroglobulin and thyroid function. Repeat doctor's exam an ultrasound in a year. Generally of very low significance and found in over 50% of the population. ...Read more

Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...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