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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

Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more


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Solitary subcentimeter nodule in the left thyroid lobe?

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

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Are these dimensions normal thyroid size? Right thyroid lobe: sagittal 59mm x trans. 16mm x ap 13 mm; left thyroid love: 49mm x 13mm x 12mm

Are these dimensions normal thyroid size? Right thyroid lobe: sagittal 59mm x trans. 16mm x ap 13 mm; left thyroid love: 49mm x 13mm x 12mm

Hard to say: There are no consistent standards for the size of a normal thyroid on ultrasound, as there is a lot of variation in how one measures the size. Nevertheless the length of your thyroid is somewhat larger than most people. The volume is more important, but this is hard to estimate from simple dimensions. Overall size is not important, function is (tsh, free t4). ...Read more

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FMy right thyroid lobe measures 5.7 x 3.1 x 3.6 and the left thyroid lobe measures 6.0 x 2.8 x 2.8 CM in dimensions.The thyroid isthmus measures 0.8 c?

Normal: Hi. Yep, sounds pretty darn normal. Was there a question associated with that, or are you just proud of your thyroid??? ...Read more

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What does right thyroid lobe enlarged with calcification mean?

If you mean: calcifications in a thyroid nodule, you need routine lab, a serum thyroglobulin determination and probably a fine needle biopsy. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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My left thyroid lobe is slightly enlarged and I have a vascular hypoechoic nodule measuring 5x4x3mm ?

My left thyroid lobe is slightly enlarged and I have a vascular hypoechoic nodule measuring 5x4x3mm ?

Just follow it: This sounds like something you just watch and see if anything changes. Most often there maybe a new one over the year. Goiters are like that. Small nodular findings are common. Would not worry about it but don't forget about it. It is at this time something to remember it's there. Talk to your doctor ...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?

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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What to do if I had a ultrasound done and was informed that What to do if I had a hard nodule on the lower pole of the right thyroid lobe.?

What to do if I had a ultrasound done and was informed that What to do if I had a hard nodule on the lower pole of the right thyroid lobe.?

Thyroid nodule: Speak with your doctor. Depending on the specific ultrasound features of the nodule, the presence of other nodules, and within the context of your overall clinical picture, it may need a needle biopsy for a definitive diagnosis. ...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