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Ultrasound Thyroid Bed Post Thyroidectomy Indeterminate Nodules
I just had ultrasound of my thyroid. I was wanting explanation of the report. I had a right thyroidectomy in 2004. The report says left lobe is normal. There is no normal thyroid tissue seen on right side. There is a tiny hypoechoic nodule in isthmus.
Easy: The thyroid has 3 parts. Right lobe, Left lobe and the connection between them, the Isthmus. Right side is gone, consistent with your surgery. Left side has no abnormalities seen by the ultrasound. The isthmus has a tiny nodule seen that is hypoechoic. US uses sound echos. Hypo means that it is less dense than surrounding tissue - likely fluid filled = cyst or black spot on the image. ...Read more
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
Mother 46yo had T1N1aMx papillary thyroid cancer. Daughter 24yo had papillary thyroid cancer too. Both underwent subtotal thyroidectomy. Today the third daughter 22yo showed increasing thyroid nodules on Ultrasound. Is thyroidectomy adviced for her?
Total thyroidectomy was NOT cancer. 3 years later ultra sound now says 6mm hypoechoic nodule may be residual thyroid vs benign appearing lymph node.
I've had total thyroidectomy & neck dissection & 2 rai treatments, ultrasound found tissue in thyroid bed, what does this mean?
What does a hypoechoic non vascular round shaped nodule 7mm on thyroid bed. Post thyroidectomy. Meaning?
Not entirely clear: This means there is a "nodule" or lymph node in the area where your surgery was. If the surgeon performed a partial lobectomy, then there could be some thyroid left there and also a nodule. It could be a lymph node that was outside of where the thyroid was. Also, in reality if the surgeon did remove the entire lobe, it could be remnant scar that is being interpreted as such. Speak with surgeon. ...Read more
My thyroid us report. Right thyroidectomy. Hypoechoic nodule in isthmus.. 8 x. 8 x 1.8 hypoechoic focus in right thyroid bed. No normal tissue in r?
Thyroid ultrasound: By reporting "Right thyroidectomy" it is generally understood that the right thyroid lobe is surgically absent or has been removed. The. 8x.8x1.8 hypoechoic focus in the right thyroid bed would suggest that there is something in the soft tissues behind where the thyroid was removed that is showing up. This could be a parathyroid gland, lymph node or something else. Get back with your doctor. ...Read more
I had total thyroidectomy. Hypodense nodule right thyroid bed 11mm by 9mm. Significance uncertain. Nonspecific lymph nodes. Could this be cancerous?
Possibly: The total thyroidectomy was performed for a lesion in the thyroid that was not a goiter. That signifies that the lesion removed by the procedure had a potential for malignancy. Frozen section usually performed would inform surgeon of pathology and as such if Ca, a lymph node dissection would have been performed. If no Ca then any lesion in the bed is benign but should be followed. ...Read more
Partial thyroidectomy in 2006 for nodule, result was benign. Been on 100mcg Synthroid (thyroxine) but a new small nodule has appeared. Had ultrasound and told to not worry and come back in 1 yr. Do you agree?
Yes: Nodules are common in the thyroid. As long as you have thyroid tissues, there is always a chance of a new nodule popping up. If the past surgery was benign, and the new nodule is small, you can follow it with regular ultrasound and act on it (biopsy) only if there are significant changes on the ultrasound. ...Read more
Have 3.4 nodule in thyroid. If thyroidectomy, I'm afraid of weight gain. I am reading stories people gain weight and hormone hard to regulate help?
Not to worry: If you have a thyroidectomy, they will give you thyroid replacement, and when adjusted properly, your thyroid level will be normal, and it will have no impact on weight. It is not hard to regulate. Has the thyroid nodule been biopsied? You may want to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Diagonsis:thyroid gland, total thyroidectomy, small adenomatous nodule in the left labe with evidence of cystic change. Ectopic cartilage and mucus?
Hmm.: Is there a question that you would like to ask? I really don't see one here. ...Read more
FNA nodule, AFIRMA result suspic thyroid cancer had tot thyroidectomy, pathology has entire specimen yet can't determine if cancer or not why?
False-pos Afirma?: Afirma testing has been in clinical use for several years. It now appears that Afirma testing is clinically useful when it is negative and not when it is positive. This has been my experience and I am not sure there is supporting data regarding this. So, in your case, the Afirma test was probably falsely positive, and that the nodule was benign. My best guess. ...Read more
A 0.08ml thyroid nodule grew to 1, 44ml over 7y and new 0.03ml nodule found. Hormones ok, taking 50mg levothyroxin, fnac done in 07 - benign, calcitonin 12.3ng/l. Should I get thyroidectomy?
Thyroidologist: Has the new nodule been biopsied? Your cacitonin level sounds indeterminate. It appears you're in good hands and I think such an important decision regarding prophylactic thyroidectomy is best made by both you and your thyroidologist. Usually the presence of more than 1 nodule suggests benign nodules, but nodules are watched more closely in men. ...Read more
What determines if I need rai treatment after thyroidectomy? I have two nodules which are pappilary thyroid cancer.
Depends: Most of the time after thyroidectomy recurrences are treated with rai, but not always younger people surical removal is preferred choice, you have to discuss with your oncology team which is the best method for that particular person. ...Read more
Can throat cancer not thyroid cancer spread to thyroid bed? I had thyroid cancer 2 years ago and a follow up ultrasound found 7mm nodule on thy bed.
My dr felt by palpation an approx 2cm nodule on my thyroid, but it was not detected on ultrasound, does that mean there is nothing there?
Yes: The ultrasound would have seen a 2 cm thyroid mass if done correctly. ...Read more
I had ultrasound on thyroid and results was found 7mm physio something nodule on right thyroid. What could that's be ot mean?
Thyroid nodule: It means you need to discuss with your Dr. ...Read more
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.?
My ultrasound showed thyroid nodules that are "interdeterminant" the report says with a follow up ultrasound needed in 1 year. What is that?
"Indeterminate": Is not a very specific conclusion, and without any further description or review of the images, it is difficult to speculate what is the basis for the follow up recommendation. Best bet is to talk to your doc about the results. ...Read more
Already taking levothyroxine for 11yrs in jan ajusted meds but now thyroid is thick with nodules. So waiting on ultrasound. What does this mean?
Had my baby&could see in the mirror that my thyroid looked big. I told dr but it went down soon after. Ultrasound showed 8mm nodule. Thyroiditis?
Throiditis: Is inflammation of the thyroid gland and yes with a swollen neck and a nodule you do have an inflammatory condition. Acupuncture and chinese medicine can be very helpful (in conjunction with your traditional care) so I would encourage you to find a practitioner in your area to help resolve the underlying condition that lead to this situation. ...Read more
17 tear old daughter with normal thyroid function with ultrasound showing 5-mm hypoechoic nodule what should next step be and how worried should I b?
Don't worry: Thyroid nodules are very common, especially in females. There are many reasons they develop and the vast majority are benign. Usually the next step for a tiny nodule is to follow it with ultrasound and see how it behaves. If it gets bigger, a sample can be taken with a small needle to be sure that it is not malignant (cancerous). ...Read more
6 months ago, I was diagnosed with diffuse right thyroid with multiple nodules which one nodule measured 0.9cm. I was given euthyrox 25mg. 3 months on the med, my ultrasound showed no change in the nodules and was still diffuse so I continued with euthyro
Multinodular thyroid: Is not that uncommon. Hopefully you have had an endocrinologist evaluate this and recommend treatment and management. If you haven't, go. ...Read more
Less than 1cm hypoechoic thyroid nodule disappeared one month later. Dr said 1st ultrasound wasn't overread. How'd it disappear?
Thyroid nodule: Thyroid cysts can certainly come/go. The quality of ultrasounds, the interpretation, and the definition of a "nodule" can vary. Hashimoto's can cause a patchy pattern that can look like a nodule. Certainly a small nodule that is so transient is not something to worry about. An endocrinologist should be able to interpret things. ...Read more
Hyperthyroidism and nodules. Ths is 0.50 sudden pain in thyroid and feeling unwell, exhaustion, nervousness drskeep sending me for ultrasounds and bl?
Heterogeneous thyroid, my ultrasound stated that diffusely heterogeneous thyroid with no discrete cystic or solid nodule identified.
May be autoimmune: Heterogeneous thyroid on ultrasound refers to a thyroid that looks mottled with both dark and light areas throughout. This is a typical finding in people with autoimmune thyroid disease such as hashimoto's thyroiditis or grave's disease. It sounds like there is nothing suspicious that would require biopsy. ...Read more
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