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Doctor insights on: What Does Hypoechoic Nodule Mean

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I just got my results from my thyroid scan. What does bilateral hypoechoic nodules&cysts mean?

It means: You have multiple fluid-filled of minimally cellular nodules and cysts, which are present in approx 50% of healthy normal individuals. Discuss the full findings with your doctor. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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What does multiple hypoechoic focus nodules mean on my thyroid? What is parenchymal inhomogeneity?

What does multiple hypoechoic focus nodules mean on my thyroid? What is parenchymal inhomogeneity?

Varying appearance: Inhomogeneous means areas of different echogenicity or density rather than homogeneous where entire gland has same density. Hypoechoic means areas with decreased density or less echoes which often are cystic. As long as any nodular areas are not larger than 1 cm in diameter they usually do not require biopsy. ...Read more

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I have a well defined complex hypoechoic nodule. What does this mean?

Picture descriptor: WELL-DEFINED means the borders are sharply seen on the picture. Complex means that there is stuff (echoes) inside the cyst or nodule. The echoes are not as bright as the echoes outside the nodule (hypoechoic). What this means depends on why the ultrasound was originally ordered and what part of the body was scanned. Talk to the doctor who ordered the test. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does bilateral hypoechoic nodules without vascular flow mean? Thank you.

Not enough info: Too little information was provided to answer. Please reform you question, or you can consult with me. The consult should not take to long. ...Read more

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What does it mean when hypoechoic nodules keep forming on thyroid?

Multinodular Thyroid: Usually this is seen in patients with multinodular glands. If the thyroid is enlarged we say multinodular goiter. Most of the time, the nodules are benign but enlargement, calcifications, irregular margins and other findings may suggest the need for biopsy. ...Read more

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What does this mean? The nodule is predominantly echogenic with a hypoechoic center. A thin cortical rim of hypoechogenicity surrounds the nodule.

What does this mean? The nodule is predominantly echogenic with a hypoechoic center. A thin cortical rim of hypoechogenicity surrounds the nodule.

Your Doctor: Interpretation of tests, whether radiological, blood tests or procedures. Interpretation is best done within the context of the clinical picture. So your doctor is the best to explain that to you and if you are not convinced, you can always get a second opinion, . ...Read more

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What does "very hypoechoic nodules with increased vascularity" mean? Is that indicative of cancer? Nodules are not 1cm. The larger one is 0.40cm x 19cm

Nodule: Hypoechoic generally means that the lesion is more likely to be cystic (contains fluid), however, increased vascularity is concerning. Depending on the history, location and presence of other symptoms fine needle aspiration for cytological analysis or a biopsy should be considered. Watch for alternative points of view from other physicians ...Read more

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My recent u/s showed 1.0 cm hypoechoic nodule in my liver. What does that mean? What's the cause of it? I had hep b 10years ago is this connected?

My recent u/s showed 1.0 cm hypoechoic nodule in my liver. What does that mean? What's the cause of it? I had hep b 10years ago is this connected?

Cyst: It is probably a cyst in the liver, nothing need to worry about, it is benign and no treatment is necessary and hepatitis b infection have nothing to do with it. ...Read more

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I have an hypoechoic ovarian nodule 3.1 x 1.4 x 1.9 cm in my right ovarian, the radiologist said its a complicated or hemorrhagic cyst. What this mean?

I have an hypoechoic ovarian nodule 3.1 x 1.4 x 1.9 cm in my right ovarian, the radiologist said its a complicated or hemorrhagic cyst. What this mean?

Benign: Ovarian Cysts can be simple meaning uniformed, fluid filled, clear, etc. Or complex meaning contains both solid and liquid parts, blood or mucous. A hemorrhagic cyst is one that bled into itself and now has liquid or clotted blood. It is a frequent occurrence and is not worrisome although it can be painful sometimes. ...Read more

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What is a lobulated heterogeneous hypoechoic nodule with scattered calfifications in the inferior right lobe of thyroid mean?

Thyroid nodule: The appearance of the nodule in an ultrasound or ct is explained here. The purpose is to follow up and rule out cancer. ...Read more

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What is a lobulated heterogeneous hypoechoic nodule with scattered calicifications in the inferior right lobe of thyroid mean?

What is a lobulated heterogeneous hypoechoic nodule with scattered calicifications in the inferior right lobe of thyroid mean?

Thyroid Nodule: Thyroid nodules are very common. About 70% of the population has a nodule (many don't know it). About 5% of nodules are cancerous, which is why we care. Unless there were concerning characteristics on the ultrasound like microcalcifications, >1cm, taller than wide or increased blood flow or you have a family history or radiation exposure, typically we just follow-up with an annual ultrasound. ...Read more

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Solid hypoechoic heterogeneous nodule. 2.5cm & 1.5 cm. Multinodular goiter. No dominant nodule wasn't cold or hot what does this mean?

Needle biopsy: It sounds like you've had a thyroid ultrasound and a thyroid uptake scan. Most thyroid nodules are not cancerous, but it's recommended that nodules that look suspicious or larger than a certain size get a needle biopsy. Also called a fine needle aspiration. ...Read more

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My 7 year old son was diagnosed with multiple cysts on his thyroid. One nodule is7x7x5mm and hypoechoic among other masses. What does this mean?

My 7 year old son was diagnosed with multiple cysts on his thyroid. One nodule is7x7x5mm and hypoechoic among other masses. What does this mean?

Pediatric center: Nodules are not the same as cysts. Patients with hashimoto's thyroiditis can have multiple small nodules. Sometimes it's just best to have these studies interpreted by thyroid-specialized radiologists. You could start by seeing a pediatric endocrinologist who will most likely want the ultrasound repeated in another facility more specialized. ...Read more

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Right side upper pole solid hypoechoic single thyroid nodule mean? Worried..

Depends: It all depends on the size and if it is new. There is a need to do needle aspiration if not sure ...Read more

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Breast u/s: well circumscribed hypoechoic solid nodules slightly lobulated wider than taller 2cm x 1cm and 0.84cm x 0.47cm means??

Breast u/s: well circumscribed hypoechoic solid nodules slightly lobulated wider than taller 2cm x 1cm and 0.84cm x 0.47cm means??

All of those: Ultrasound features point toward a probably benign etiology, possibly fibroadenomas (a common benign nodule). Management is usually short interval follow up in 6 months or needle biopsy for confirmation. ...Read more

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Breast Sonograpgy well circumscribed hypoechoic solid nodules slightly lobulated wider than taller means?? do I need to be afraid??

Breast Sonograpgy well circumscribed hypoechoic solid nodules slightly lobulated wider than taller means?? do I need to be afraid??

All of those: Ultrasound features point toward a probably benign etiology, possibly fibroadenomas (a common benign nodule). Management is usually short interval follow up in 6 months or needle biopsy for confirmation. ...Read more

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My mom had a ultrasound scan for a swelling in her neck and the results came as a small cyst with a hypoechoic nodule. What does that mean??

My mom had a ultrasound scan for a swelling in her neck and the results came as a small cyst with a hypoechoic nodule. What does that mean??

Sounds like: The result one would see describing a benign thyroid cyst, but since you didn't say what structure contained the cyst I can't be certain. Doesn't address why there is swelling in your mom's neck. Discuss with the physician ordering the ultrasound. ...Read more