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I recently had an ultrasound done of my neck and it was noted that I have significant defuse thyromegaly what exactly does that mean?

I recently had an ultrasound done of my neck and it was noted that I have significant defuse thyromegaly what exactly does that mean?

Tricky: Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, it means GOITER. This is when the thyroid is failing and compensating by growing when it cannot put out enough hormone. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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My ultrasound on thyroid says thyromegaly with diffuse non-specific parenchymal changes & bilateral nodules. What's the best thing to do?

More information: How big are the nodules. If they are very small, < 1 cm, you should get lab checks to rule out hashimotos thyroid disease and get a yearly ultrasound to make sure the nodules are not growing. ...Read more

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What is thyromegaly with heterogeneous echotexture mean?

Mixed echogenicity : Thyromegaly means enlarge ment of thyroid gland. Heterogeneous means irregular texture, not same echogenicity throughout gland. No large discrete nodules are seen. Therapy is determined by evaluation that includes thyroid function tests. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does diffuse thyromegaly means?

Please tell me what does diffuse thyromegaly means?

Diffuse thyromegaly: Means generalized enlargement of the thyroid gland. There are multiple possible causes. ...Read more

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What does diffuse thyromegaly mean in thyroid scintigraphy?

What does diffuse thyromegaly mean in thyroid scintigraphy?

Image enlarg thyroid: Thyromegaly means enlargement of thyroid gland sometimes called goiter. Most commonly enlarged gland caused by hyperthyroidism sometimes called Graves' disease. Most common cause of goiter worldwide is lack of iodine in the diet. In US, where the use of iodized salt is common, goiter more often due to the over- or underproduction of thyroid hormones or to nodules (diffuse multinodular goiter. ...Read more

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Borderline elevated thyroid uptake 31.5 percent, mild thyromegaly, no definite dominant hot or cold nodules. Should I be concerned? See an endocrinol

Borderline elevated thyroid uptake 31.5 percent, mild thyromegaly, no definite dominant hot or cold nodules. Should I be concerned?  See an endocrinol

Thyroid: As an endocrinologist myself I strongly recommend a visit to a local endocrinologist. You will get a full exam and be told the necessary studies needed in a way you will fully understand. ...Read more

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The thyroglobulin antibody was done because of a nodule in the right lobe and thyroid markedly reduce in size on the left. Diagnosis thyromegaly.

The thyroglobulin antibody was done because of a nodule in the right lobe and thyroid markedly reduce in size on the left. Diagnosis thyromegaly.

nonspecific: Thyroglobulin antibody is a nonspecific test. It could indicate underlying autoimmune thyroid disease, but can also be seen in familial multinodular goiter. Depending on the size or other characteristics of your thyroid nodule, it may need to be biopsied. ...Read more

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I was curious how far along I'd be if the ultrasound said 6.5 cm/1.3/27 Hz at the top of my picture.?

I was curious how far along I'd be if the ultrasound said 6.5 cm/1.3/27 Hz at the top of my picture.?

Sorry Mildred,: Those numbers are most likely related to the ultrasound settings, (Depth/gain/frequency) Ask your OB or sonographer for your dates or measurements. In early pregnancy we measure crown-rump-length (CRL). Later, the fetal head diameter (biparietal diameter or BPD) from "ear-to-ear." Also, look for abd. Circumference (AC), head circum. (HC), or femur length (FL) since these are used more often. ...Read more

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How far off can dates be at an early ultrasound to be worried? I ovulated around day 16-17 but I calculated 6 wks a d 5 days. Scan showed 6wks

How far off can dates be at an early ultrasound to be worried? I ovulated around day 16-17 but I calculated 6 wks a d 5 days. Scan showed 6wks

Same thing: The ultrasound is only accurate within plus or minus two weeks. The ultrasound and your calculations are merely "estimates" of gestational age at this early point. ...Read more

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Are baby gender ultrasounds accurate? Is there any chance that an ultrasound showing my baby's gender is wrong? I'd hate to completely prepare for a b?

Are baby gender ultrasounds accurate? Is there any chance that an ultrasound showing my baby's gender is wrong? I'd hate to completely prepare for a b?

Depends on variables: I would never decorate my nursery based on a baby gender ultrasound. Those done around 20 weeks are likely to be accurate in the hands of a skilled technician, but the boy parts must decide to show themselves or they may be overlooked. I've heard of more moms being surprised by boys than girls. ...Read more

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We thought I'm at 10w3 d, but ultrasound measures 5.03CRL and 11w6d. Could this be correct?

We thought I'm at 10w3 d, but ultrasound measures 5.03CRL and 11w6d. Could this be correct?

Yes: Early ultrasounds are very reliable for dating. The traditional method of dating from the first day of the last menstrual period is less so since ovulation may occur earlier or later and conception can occur a couple of days after ovulation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How many ultrasounds should I get?

How many ultrasounds should I get?

Varies: Some pregnancies require no ultrasounds. Most doctors will order at least one preferably done between 18-22 weeks when we can evaluate the anatomy of the baby. An ultrasound can be done in the late first trimester as part of genetic screening. Other sonograms would be ordered for a variety of medical conditions and complications of pregnancy. ...Read more

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How accurate are early ultrasounds?

How accurate are early ultrasounds?

The most accurate: The earlier you get your first ultrasound, the more accurate is the estimate of your due date and the age of the pregnancy. During the first trimester, the dates are within about a week of the actual conception date. Later in the second trimester, you can be at least 2 weeks off. If you were to present for your first sono in the third trimester there can be 3 or more weeks of uncertainty of dates. ...Read more

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Does the portables ultrasounds work?

Yes: Ultrasound technology has improved, and portable units are good for many routine applications. Larger units may be necessary for more specialized purposes. ...Read more

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How accurate are 32 week ultrasounds?

Depends: On what? S are being asked. The Best time to date the age of the fetus is 8-13 weeks. The Best time to evaluate the anatomy is 18-22 weeks.

As they get older, there is less accuracy, since all fetuses (like their parents) are different.

Older fetuses are bigger, so it can be easier to see somethings, but it is more likely some part of the fetus will be in the way of what you are trying to look at. ...Read more

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What is level 2 ultrasound?

What is level 2 ultrasound?

Level 2 ultrasound: A level 2 ultrasound is a detailed examination by ultrasound of the structures of the developing fetus. It examines the fetal heart, abdomen, central nervous system, arms and legs. It also looks at the placental position, amniotic fluid, and sometimes includes a cervical length measurement. ...Read more

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What is an ultrasound technician?

What is an ultrasound technician?

Ultrasound tech: Check out this link for complete information on this:

http://www.innerbody.com/careers-in-health/guide-to-becoming-ultrasound-technologist.html ...Read more

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Why would a man need an ultrasound?

Why would a man need an ultrasound?

What kind: Of ultrasound? There are innumerable indications for various types of ultrasounds in men and women. ...Read more

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Are testicular ultrasounds accurate?

Are testicular ultrasounds accurate?

Generally, yes.: Scrotal ultrasounds (us) are very sensitive for determining the presence of testicular masses, cysts, and relatively sensitive for detecting infection. Doppler studies done by us are very good at determining blood flow and evaluating torsion. Though us can make a diagnosis of tumor, it usually cannot reliably predict the type of cancer. The experience of the technician also makes a difference. ...Read more

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What is an ultrasound used to diagnose?

What is an ultrasound used to diagnose?

Many Disease: An ultrasound exam is indicated in the following:
lesion vs. Cyst formation in organs.
Stone formation in specific organs/systems.
Palque or blood clot blockage in vessels.
Fetal viability, position, size, gestations and possible anatomical abnormalities.
Organ size and location.
This is only a general list of what a basic ultrasound machine can do. There are more advanced ones that can do more. ...Read more

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Can an ultrasound be inaccurate by 6 weeks?

Can an ultrasound be inaccurate by 6 weeks?

It can be: The most accurate measurement for dating is the crown-rump length at between 7 and 13 weeks gestation. ...Read more

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What should you see at 6wk 5day ultrasound?

What should you see at 6wk 5day ultrasound?

Early Gestation: You would expect to see an approximately 8mm long embryo with fetal heart activity and a small attached yolk sac within a small gestational sac. Something like the attached image of a 7-week gestation. ...Read more

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How actuate are the ultrasound measurements?

How actuate are the ultrasound measurements?

Depends on what it i: The accuracy & precision of an ultrasound machine depends on many factors, including the freq of the ultrasound transducer (higher frequency = better resolution), but also the structure imaged: the deeper the object, the lower the frequency used, to get penetration. Also, the tech/user technique comes into play: did they get the angle right? How hard do they press? Doppler flow is similarly variab ...Read more

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What should I expect at my 6 week ultrasound?

What should I expect at my 6 week ultrasound?

Dating and viability: The early OB ultrasound serves to date the pregnancy and verify that a viable embryo (or multiple embryos) is/are present. This is usually done by both transabdominal and transvaginal scanning. ...Read more

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How accurate are portable ultrasound systems?

How accurate are portable ultrasound systems?

Some are very...: Some newer portable ultrasound units have excellent resolution. Accuracy of diagnosis requires good resolution and the skill of the operator. This is becominga very important part of medicine as it is non-invasive and able to be performed at the bedside. ...Read more

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What is the importance of my first ultrasound?

Fetal information: The first ultrasound establishes the location and number and viability of the pregnancy. It also determines an approximate due date. ...Read more

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What’s the accuracy of an ultrasound for a baby?

What’s the accuracy of an ultrasound for a baby?

For what purpose: It depends on the question it is being asked to answer. ...Read more

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Any dangers of therapeutic ultrasound massagers?

Any dangers of therapeutic ultrasound massagers?

Risk ultrasound mass: Fda instructions say ultrasound waves should not come in contact with any vital organ of your body, followind organs
heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, stomach, spleen, bowels, eyes, ears, ovaries, testicles, brain and spinal cord.
Also, there are other limitations
it is safe&effective, but can cause pain due to cavitation/due to heating of the gas contained in tissue cell nuclei. ...Read more