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What causes this finding on u/s "thyroid demonstrating mild heterogeneous echotexture of the parenchyma" -- my dr said it was "fine". My TSH is normal?

What causes this finding on u/s "thyroid demonstrating mild heterogeneous echotexture of the parenchyma" -- my dr said it was "fine". My TSH is normal?

Possibilities: It means your thyroid is not as smooth as it should be. This could be normal or indicates autoimmune thyroid disease. Since your TSH is normal then no hurry but on the next blood test ask your doc to also check your thyroid antibodies. ...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


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What do thyroid US results mean? Homogeneous echogenicity. Multiple nodules bilaterally, no cysts ID'd. Heterogeneous parenchyma w/bilateral nodules.

Thyroid nodules: Did they measure the largest nodules? Thyroid nodules are fairly common, and the vast majority of them are not cancerous, but if one is above 1 cm, a biopsy may be considered (there's some variation in how thyroid nodules are managed). Some can give you hyperthyroidism. I'd speak with your doctor or an endocrinologist about further steps. ...Read more

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Hi my son had his recent thyroid ultrasound and the results stated same as above. Heterogeneous Parenchyma of several nodules one with vascular blood?

Possibly Hashimoto's: Heterogeneous parenchyma is a typical finding in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. One might check thyroid antibodies (thyroid peroxidase and thyroglobulin antibodies) to try to confirm this. We generally do not biopsy nodules unless they are more than 1 cm in size. ...Read more

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"Heterogeneous hypo-echoic thyroid parenchyma with regional right side enlarged lymph nodes." appears in my thyroid Ultra sound test. What's this?

"Heterogeneous hypo-echoic thyroid parenchyma with regional right side enlarged lymph nodes." appears in my thyroid Ultra sound test. What's this?

No simple answer: All that medical mumbo jumble is very clear to a physician but not so to the average person. You need to speak to your physician who ordered the ultrasound test so that he/she can easily explain the anatomy of what is going on and any consequences of this finding. It's too much to go over in this context. ...Read more

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Normal tsh function normal tsi but >1300 TPO. Ultrasound heterogenous thyroid parenchyma. Cold hands low body temp fatigue dry skin muscle aches HELP?

Normal tsh function normal tsi but >1300 TPO. Ultrasound heterogenous thyroid parenchyma. Cold hands low body temp fatigue dry skin muscle aches HELP?

Thyroiditis: Hello Maria. It seems that you have Hashimoto"s thyroiditis. No need for therapy untill TSH goes up or free T4 becomes low. If your symptoms persist please get repeat TSH and free T4. Also you will need cortisol level To check adrenal gland function. And hemoglobin level. ...Read more

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Does mild intrinsic vascularity mean anything on a solid micro follicular thyroid lesion which is circumscribed and heterogeneous?

Does mild intrinsic vascularity mean anything on a solid micro follicular thyroid lesion which is circumscribed and heterogeneous?

Possibly: I want to clarify your description. You wrote a micro follicular lesion. This is an older pathology dx. Was this biopsied or is this a micronodule (<1 cm). Well circumscribed is good. Heterogeneous nod need to know the character of the solid part. After the other info, increased blood flow is a risk factor cancer (but now considered a minor factor). Thyroid func is key here. W/more info FNA or not ...Read more

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I have heterogeneous thyroid with some mild echogenic small nodules in the left lobe what does this mean?

I have heterogeneous thyroid with some mild echogenic small nodules in the left lobe what does this mean?

Size matters: Hi. Echogenic heterogeneity in the thyroid is commonly seen in autoimmune thyroid conditions, most often Hashimoto's. Small nodules (defined as ...Read more

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Enlarged heterogeneous thyroid hyperechoic with mild echogenic nodules, sized. 09-1.5 CM normal labs? Seeing endo, wondering what this Is going to mea

Thyroid: Your endocrinologist will review your thyroid images and your thyroid laboratory data, but not until she/he takes your history, does a physical exam, and reviews your lab data.

There are many treatment options from doing nothing to surgery on your thyroid.

Thyroid issues are common but the success and control rate is quite high.

You should be fine. ...Read more

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Thyroid gland demostrates mild heterogeneous echogenicity & echotexture. Increased vascularity, in keeping with thyroiditis. Pls explain. Thanks.?

Thyroid gland demostrates mild heterogeneous echogenicity & echotexture. Increased vascularity, in keeping with thyroiditis. Pls explain. Thanks.?

Hashimoto's disease?: Common cause of ultrasound pattern with hyperemia is Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Can initially be hyperthyroid and eventually becomes hypothyroid. Usually an autoimmune disease with thyroid antibodies, When hypothyroid usually have to have thyroid hormone suppliments. ...Read more

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I had a thyroid ultrasound that found a circumscribed solid heterogeneous largely isoechoic nodule with cystic mild internal color flow 26x16x19?

I had a thyroid ultrasound that found a circumscribed solid heterogeneous largely isoechoic nodule with cystic mild internal color flow 26x16x19?

Nodules: Such as yours should be considered for ultrasound guided needle cytology (aspiration cytology) when they are larger than 2 cm. ...Read more

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thyroid u/s showed mildly heterogeneous echotexture of thyroid glan mild cervical lymphadenopathy small hypoechoic nodule rep parathyroid adenoma?

thyroid u/s showed mildly heterogeneous echotexture of thyroid glan mild cervical lymphadenopathy small hypoechoic nodule rep parathyroid adenoma?

Heterogeneous: This suggest thyroiditis, which can be inflammation or infection. Thyroid blood test and signs and symptoms will determine that. ...Read more

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U/s thyroid shows homogeneous parenchyma on left and right no mass or nodule what does this mean? So what is homogeneous parenchyma?

U/s thyroid shows homogeneous parenchyma on left and right no mass or nodule what does this mean? So what is homogeneous parenchyma?

Good!: Homogeneous parenchyma is just a fancy way for the person reading the report to say the thyroid appears to be similar in texture and color throughout the entire thyroid. This is a good thing as it implies a uniform thyroid without areas of irregularity or inflammation and most people reading these reports will tend to err on the side of caution & at least say there is some irregularity. Good Luck! ...Read more

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What does inhomogeneous parenchyma mean on a thyroid sonogram?

What does inhomogeneous parenchyma mean on a thyroid sonogram?

Possible thyroiditis: The normal thyroid has a uniform rather echogenic echo texture. If the echo texture is lower and heterogeneous, thyroiditis is possible. There are several forms, most often autoimmune. This can cause either increased or decreased thyroid hormone production. You should discuss thyroid blood tests with your doctor. Tsh test can be helpful. Any suspicious nodules should be sampled as well. ...Read more

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Biospy of thyroid report "Macrofollicular thyroid parenchyma, suggestive of nodular hyperplasia" What does this means?

Not cancer: It would be helpful to talk to the pathologist who rendered the diagnosis, however, from the information you provided, you do not have thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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Kidney enlarged with a bipolar lenth of 13.9cm normal 10 -12cm The parenchyma is echopeanic and heterogeneous. There is loss of cortico-medullary dif?

Kidney enlarged with a bipolar lenth of 13.9cm normal 10 -12cm The parenchyma is echopeanic and heterogeneous. There is loss of cortico-medullary dif?

Enlarged kidney: When there is echogenicity, that usually means a possiblity of small stones. Loss of the corticomedullary area means there is loss of kidney function. Enlargement of the kidney can be due to many factors. High blood pressure, kidney disease are the most common causes ...Read more

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Should I be worried if I have a heterogeneous atrophic thyroid?

Usually not: It implies that much of your thyroid gland is not producing thyroid hormone. There can be many reasons. To properly interpret and manage this situation, the thyroid function tests and size, texture, and nodularity of the gland on exam need to be known. ...Read more

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How big is a 2-cm heterogeneous mass at the lower pole of the thyroid?

Less than one inch: One inch is 2.54 cm, so your mass is a little less than one inch in diameter. You should have it biopsied at your earliest convenience, along with thyroid blood tests. ...Read more

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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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I have a 6mm mass in my left thyroid love and it's considered diffuse heterogeneous. What does this mean?

Nonspecific: A 6 mm thyroid nodule is small. We usually do not worry about nodules under 10 mm. A diffusely heterogeneous thyroid is commonly seen in patients with hashimoto's thyroiditis. This is an autoimmune disorder that can result in an underactive thyroid. You list being on immunosuppressive therapy. If you have one autoimmune disorder, you are at higher risk for another. ...Read more

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What does enlarged heterogeneous thyroid with smaill nodules with the expection of a dominant 25mm right inferior pole heterogeneous nodule mean?

Goiter: You likely have a goiter, most commonly associated with iodine deficiency.
You should consult with an integrative medicine doctor.
To find one go to acam. Org or AAAM. Org.
A traditional endocrinologist will not be as knowledgeable about nutrition etc ...Read more