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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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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
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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