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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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Doppler US showed cystic changes (irregular shape) in thyroid with swollen reactive nodes unilateral. What does this mean!?

Doppler US showed cystic changes (irregular shape) in thyroid with swollen reactive nodes unilateral. What does this mean!?

Many things: You may have a multi modular goiter which is a benign condition that sometimes may require surgery. This could also be thyroiditis which is also benign. It is hard without and exam but likely this can be observed and followed with ultrasound if no other symptoms. Www.Drlugo.Com ...Read more

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What does having more blue than red mean on a color doppler transvag ultrasound?

What does having more blue than red mean on a color doppler transvag ultrasound?

Really not much: By convention the red usually means blood flow toward the ultrasound transducer and blue is flow away. ...Read more

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Carotid doppler ultrasound showed elevated psv in right ica but normal ica/cca. What's this mean?

Carotid doppler ultrasound showed elevated psv in right ica but normal ica/cca. What's this mean?

See detailed answer: Psv = peak systolic velocity (i.e. Speed of blood flow); elevated psv can indicate narrowing ica/cca ratio is another way of assessing narrowing - would need to see actual numbers my 2 cents...See a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Today i got a doppler ultrasound for a lump in my belly button and orange color showed up. Is orange mean something is wrong?

Today i got a doppler ultrasound for a lump in my belly button and orange color showed up. Is orange mean something is wrong?

Without: any technical context, it could mean anything or nothing. There is simply not enough information to render an opinion in either directIon. It is tempting to look at the screen, but to a layman' s eye lots of innocuous findings and technical artifacts could look ominous on ultrasound. Talk to your doc about the results. ...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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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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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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What does hypo mean on thyroid ultrasound?

What does hypo mean on thyroid ultrasound?

Fewer echoes on US: Hypoechoic describes the appearance of a nodule on ultrasound (us). It refers to a nodule that reflects back fewer sound waves compared to the normal thyroid tissue around it. While most thyroid cancers are hypoechoic, most hypoechoic nodules are not cancers. But a hypoechoic nodule may have a slightly higher risk of being a cancer than other nodules. ...Read more

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