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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 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 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 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