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What does an ultra sound that says normal uterus but very heterogeneous with a few poorly defined fibroids mean?

What does an ultra sound that says normal uterus but very heterogeneous with a few poorly defined fibroids mean?

May mean adenomyosis: Difficult to say for sure. You should discuss findings with your doctor. I often see pelvic ultrasounds describe significant heterogeneity which is due to adenomyosis but called fibroids instead. They are both benign conditions and both cause similar symptoms (and you could even have both). A pelvic MRI is a good way to answer this but first talk to your doctor to explain the results. ...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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If my tsh low, t3 (liothyronine) and t4 is normal, is it hypo or hyper thyroidism? Should I take iodine? Ultra sound is normal, without pathology.

If my tsh low, t3 (liothyronine) and t4 is normal, is it hypo or hyper thyroidism? Should I take iodine? Ultra sound is normal, without pathology.

Hypothyroid: The answer to this question depends on what your exact levels are and what type of symptoms you have. "Subclinical Hypothyroidsim" sometimes presents in the manner you describe. ...Read more

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What dose dark spots on a thyroid ultra sound mean?

What dose dark spots on a thyroid ultra sound mean?

Cysts: Round spots in the thyroid are usually cysts (colloid cysts). There are also arteries and veins which in cross section can look like spots. ...Read more

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My ultra sound of my thyroid showed dark spots that she measured. What does this mean?

My ultra sound of my thyroid showed dark spots  that she measured. What does this mean?

Ask the doctor: Dark spots could represent thyroid nodules or growths. You need to talk to the doctor who ordered the ultrasound so you will know for sure what the ultrasound showed and how to proceed from here. ...Read more

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How accurate are thyroid imaging through ultra sound in determining cysts vs nodes?

Very accurate: One of the most accurate and specific determinations that an ultrasound can make. ...Read more

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What to do if I had an ultra sound of the thyroid, which showed some nodules. very painful!!?

What to do if I had an ultra sound of the thyroid, which showed some nodules. very painful!!?

See endocrinologist: Who ordered the US? usually nodules are not painful unless infectious in etiology. Ask your doctor what he thinks or see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What's the different between hyperechoic and hypoecoic on thyroid ultra sound. Also what is hetergenorous. ?

Thyroid US: Hyperechoic increased internal echoes, hypo is decreased. Heterogeneous means uniform. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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39 year old son just had ultra sound on his thyroid and all tests came back clear for any kind of nodules. Dr. Just said he has a slightly enlarged t?

Don't Worry: A thyroid w/o nodules is normal and slightly enlarged does not mean much if his thyroid is functioning fine and he does not have any trouble swallowing or breathing then there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Please only those that understand how to read an ultra sound test: how is an ultra sound test for thyroid read?

Please only those that understand how to read an ultra sound test: how is an ultra sound test for thyroid read?

Many factors: A thyroid u/s may be done by a radiologist, an endocrinologist, a thyroid surgeon, or others. It is best done by someone who also does needle biopsy, if necessary. The u/s will detect nodules, vascularity, cysts, texture, and other features which can suggest a higher cancer risk. The u/s tells the doctor about structure (what it looks like). It says nothing about whether it is hyperactive. ...Read more