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Doctor insights on: Ultrasound For Checking A Lump In The Thyroid Gland

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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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I had my thyroid gland removed back 15 years ago I have now noticed a lump on my right side of my neck do you think this is something to worry about i?

I had my thyroid gland removed back 15 years ago I have now noticed a lump on my right side of my neck do you think this is something to worry about i?

Neck lump: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, it depends if you had partial or total thyroid resection and the reason why it was removed. Either way I would suggest to be seen by a PCP and getting a neck ultrasound along with TSH level. I hope it helps! Thank you. ...Read more

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What would experts say about "lump" I have above the thyroid gland?

What would experts say about "lump" I have above the thyroid gland?

Cartilage : You are probably feeling your "adam's apple", or other cartilage of your neck. Most people cannot feel their thyroid unless it gets quite large, or has a big nodule. Check it out with your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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I have what feels like a lump in my suprasternal notch. No palpable pulse. Also have a lump on my neck just above and to the right of my thyroid gland?

I have what feels like a lump in my suprasternal notch. No palpable pulse. Also have a lump on my neck just above and to the right of my thyroid gland?

Numerous tumors: can occur in the anterior mediastinum of which the classic textbook examples of thyroid cyst or lymphoma, etc are ONLY A MINORITY. and simple lymph node, cyst, boil/abcess are at least as common. But everything on the list is treatable and needs attention...so.... ...Read more

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Thyroid levels up & down. Hoarse voice comes an goes 4 mths. Round lump on front of neck at thyroid gland. Dr appt fri-- concerning? No sugar coating

Don't panic: There are a lot of benign thyroid growths that are totally benign, but still cause symptoms. Even if this winds up as a type of cancer, thyroid cancers are generally curable and easily treated. Can it be something bad? Yes- but not likely. Seeking out a doc to help you get this worked up and diagnosed early is your best move! ...Read more

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Lump in my right throat. TSH, T4 normal, UTZ results: slightly enlarged right thyroid gland with complex cystic & small nodules. Should I be worried?

Lump in my right throat. TSH, T4 normal,  UTZ results: slightly enlarged right thyroid gland with complex cystic & small nodules. Should I be worried?

More No than Yes: The thyroid is a cystic gland controlled by hypothalamus (TSH) via anterior pituitary (TRF) to manufacture & secrete T3+T4. If thyroid cysts coalesce or locally enlarge, then cysts large enough to see via current US technology can be seen. This still indicates something not optimal but it is solid nodules which are far more worrisome &, though less frequent, far more likely to be thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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Diffusely heterogeneous thyroid gland with multiple bilateral hypo echoic micro nodules. Increased vascularity. What does this ultra sound result mea?

Diffusely heterogeneous thyroid gland with multiple bilateral hypo echoic micro nodules.  Increased vascularity.
What does this ultra sound result mea?

Thyroidologist: A thyroidologist or endocrinologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about your thyroid status and ultrasound findings and to determine whether a needle biopsy and/or referral to a thyroid surgeon is advisable. As a rule multiple nodules are more apt to be benign as opposed to a single cold nodule in males. Follow-up in these cases are also important even after the first consultation. ...Read more

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I recently underwent an ultra-sound of my thyroid gland and it was quite painful. Is this usual?

Not normal: Thyroid ultrasound is usually painless. Assuming your thyroid is tender this suggests some type of thyroiditis. Your doctor will evaluate this with blood tests and the thyroid ultrasound. ...Read more

Thyroid Gland (Definition)

It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more


Dr. Corey Clay
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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