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What Does Color Mean In Thyroid Doppler Ultrasounds
Doppler: Doppler is to look at blood flow, thyroid study usually just need regular ultrasound ...Read more
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
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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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
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
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
Nonspecific: The report should be more informative. Is there a mass? Enlarged lymph nodes? What you describe essentially gives no information. ...Read more
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
Ultrasound results: In the left side of the neck, separate from the thyroid, there is a 2.7 x 1.3 x 1.5 cm nodule. What does this mean?
It means you should: See an Experienced ENT doctor and have him guide you to the next step. Depending on your exam and your history, the next step he or she may recommend is a surgical biopsy so it can be looked at under the microscope and it can be determined if it is a problem to your health or not. ...Read more
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
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
Have a thyroid nodgule. Had a ultrasound done they are a little worried now have to have further testing a hospital. What does that mean?
What does it mean if your ultrasound reports prominent vascularity within the mass without microcalification? In regards to my thyroid? Thank you
Thyroid mass: It means your throid mass is having blodd vessel supply. As ultrasound shows thyroid mass you need to undergo biopsy to get definitive diagnosis. Follow up with your physician. ...Read more
Blood flow: Color on your thyroid ultrasound means that color doppler was applied and blood flow was detected. It is generally normal unless there is too much color, which would have been mentioned in the report. ...Read more
Had physical today. Dr said thyroid is enlarged. Did blood work and is scheduling ultrasound. What could it being enlarged mean?
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
Already taking levothyroxine for 11yrs in jan ajusted meds but now thyroid is thick with nodules. So waiting on ultrasound. What does this mean?
My ultrasound for the neck says my thyroid gland is of normal size but I have mild, diffuse non-specific parenchymal disease. What does that mean?
Thyroid ultrasound: It means you have something going on in the thyroid gland tissue (parenchyma). So discuss with the Drs who ordered it. At your age first guess would be hyperactive thyroid. ...Read more
Orange size?: I presume you do not mean color but size. The thyroid is not a very large gland to begin with. If it is a cyst then a colloid cyst is common. There are other cysts much less common. If solid then there are many different causes. Goiter as well as hyper plastic nodules look like that. Much more needs to be said about those findings. At that size, talk to your doctor for more information and next ...Read more
May need follow up: The data says that without a dominant mass, nodules less than 2.5 cm are rarely of concern. The thyroid frequently forms nodules, most of which are of no concern. But depending on the size and imaging characteristics, as well as your risk factors, your doctor may need to reassess at later date. If your doctor is not worried, than you should not be either! ...Read more
Lower neck: Most likely this is referring to nodes located in the lower part of your neck closer to the sternum and clavicles. ...Read more
What does "the axial diameter of the adjacent lymph nodes is 6mm or less" mean on a thyroid ultrasound?
Normal lymph node: Normal lymph nodes in the neck are 10 mm or less in axial diameter. We would expect to find lymph nodes this size under normal circumstances. ...Read more
The radiologist was able to feel a palpable lump near my thyroid but the ultrasound showed nothing. What does this mean and what could it be?
he needs more practice :). ...Read more
On cd2 I did ultrasound an they found small follicle on ovary only 3 and my hormone test is normal also, thyroid is normal what does it mean?
Not much: All these findings are probably normal, work up will depend on symptoms. ...Read more
I had an ultrasound of my thyroid and I was just informed that I have a borderline enlarged thyroid. What exactly does that mean? All my doctor said I
Hello, This phrase was on my ultrasound report (just done)"There is diffuse homogeneity of the thyroid parenchyma." What does this mean? An old ultrasound report from 07 said " Both thyroid lobes are homogeneous in echotexture. '
It means: It is normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have symptoms of an underactive thyroid and an enlarged thyroid but the ultrasound came back normal. What does that mean?
Thyroid levels?: An enlarged thyroid on exam is subjective. The us is better at asessing thyroid size and volume and to rule out other problems which sometimes can be seen on thyroid glands. If your thyroid hormone levels are normal, most likely your symptoms are not related to a thyroid problem. The normal us is reassuring. ...Read more
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