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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

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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Thyroid ultrasound question: what do cancer's look like on ultrasound?

Thyroid ultrasound question:  what do cancer's look like on ultrasound?

Darker than normal: Ultrasound shows differences in density of thyroid nodules. They many times seem darkerthan normal thyoid tissue. Sometimes you can see increased amount of small blood vessels. Sometimes you can see small specks of calcium. ...Read more

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What does ultrasound - thyroid tell you?

What does ultrasound - thyroid tell you?

Structure: It's an imaging study to look at the structure of the thyroid gland. It tells you the texture (smooth, lumpy...), amount of blood flow, whether or not there is a growth/tumor on the thyroid, whether or not the growth is full of liquid, completely solid or mixture of both and how big the growth is... ...Read more

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Ultrasound showed my thyroid is unusually large. Why could this be?

Ultrasound showed my thyroid is unusually large. Why could this be?

Many: But most common could be due to goiter and iodine deficiency but could be due to benign tumor, some times due to cancer etc. Please see a doctor to get work up. ...Read more

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What kind of abnormalities of the thyroid can they find on a ultrasound?

Anatomy: Generally thyroid ultrasound studies look for anatomic abnormalities such as size and nodules. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an "abnormality next to thyroid" on ultrasound?

What does it mean to have an "abnormality next to thyroid" on ultrasound?

Nonspecific: The report should be more informative. Is there a mass? Enlarged lymph nodes? What you describe essentially gives no information. ...Read more

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I need to go for an ultrasound for thyroid can you tell me how much it costs?

I need to go for an ultrasound for thyroid can you tell me how much it costs?

No: Not without knowing if you are insured and what type of health insurance you have. Some plans make you pay a copay after you have met a deductible, others a % as your cost of share. If you have no insurance you can call around to different centers a negotiate a price. ...Read more

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All of my ultrasounds/scans came back normal but I have an enlarged thyroid, is that okay?

All of my ultrasounds/scans came back normal but I have an enlarged thyroid, is that okay?

Probably: Unless the goiter (enlarged thyroid) is very large, it should cause few if any problems. However, something is causing the goiter. In the US, it is usually because the immune system is inappropriately making antibodies that attack a person's own proteins in the thyroid (auto-, or self-directed, immunity). This may cause abnormal thyroid levels in the future, and needs to be checked regularly. ...Read more

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Enlarged thyroid on ultrasound mean?

Enlarged thyroid on ultrasound mean?

Many possibilities: An enlarged thyroid (goiter) has many causes and possible treatments. Is it causing hyper/hypothyroidism (i.e. Graves disease, toxic goiter)? Check tsh, ft4. Maybe anti-tpo. Is the goiter nodular or smooth? This may require an ultrasound, with biopsy of any suspicious nodules. Is it really big and impair your swallowing/breathing? Then maybe surgery. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I would like help understanding thyroid ultrasound results.?

I would like help understanding thyroid ultrasound results.?

Talk to your doctor: It's best to talk to the doctor that ordered the ultrasound. Only he/she knows your history and can put the results in context with your situation. ...Read more

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Are there signs of thyroid cancer on ultrasound?

Are there signs of thyroid cancer on ultrasound?

Yes: Solid thyroid masses that are large, have characteristic internal calcifications, irregular borders, increased blood flow on doppler ultrasound, and/or enlarged lymph nodes in the area are generally concerning for malignancy. However, when we biopsy these nodules with a needle most turn out benign. ...Read more

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Could an ENT do an ultrasound on the thyroid?

Could an ENT do an ultrasound on the thyroid?

Usually in Radiology: Most thyroid ultrasound studies are done by certified ultrasound technologists in a radiology department either in the hospital or an outpatient facility. An ENT with an up-to-date ultrasound machine and a qualified technologist could perform the scan. ...Read more

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My thyroid ultrasound showed mutliple nodules. Does that sound like cancer?

My thyroid ultrasound showed mutliple nodules.  Does that sound like cancer?

Multinodular thyroid: The most common cause of your ultrasound finding is a multinodular goiter. Majority of time these are benign and the thyroid will have normal function. It is actually more of a concern for cancer when the thyroid only has 1 or 2 solid nodules, not dozen of smaller ones. A thyroid biopsy is a simple test to sample suspicious nodules. ...Read more

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Had an ultrasound on my thyroid, report says I have excess thyroid tissue behind each lobe. What exactly does this mean? Was not there 6 months ago.

Thyromegaly?: Sounds like the report is describing benign generalized thyroid gland enlargement called thyromegaly (goiter). There are many causes of this and your doctor can help narrow down the possibilities. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what the thyroid ultrasound sees?

Anatomy of thyroid: The ultrasound is a technique using sound waves to look inside the body. The thyroid ultrasound exam specifically measure the thyroid gland size (to assess for enlargement or shrinkage), the thyroid texture (for autoimmune or inflammatory diseases that cause heterogeneity), presence of lumps (nodules that may be benign or cancerous), and the amount of blood flow (increase in certain conditions). ...Read more

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Is it possible to see thyroid on a cardiac ultrasound?

Possibly: Thyroid glands are typically seen during an ultrasound of the carotid arteries. If a cardiac ultrasound looks up high enough, or if you have a thyroid that is unusually low (as in substernal thyroid) you could see it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: thyroid ultrasound?

What is the definition or description of: thyroid ultrasound?

Sound waves not xray: A thyroid ultrasound uses sound waves rather than x rays to take a picture of the thyroid gland, blood vessels and lymph nodes in the neck. It is an excellent test to distinguish if a thyroid "nodule" is solid or fluid-filled ( a cyst). ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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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