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Dr. David Sneid
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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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Had thyroid us. I felt a constant lump in throat.Have "complex hypoechoic nodule(solid mass) 3.9x1.5x1.1cm (l) & 4.5x1.5x1.4cm (r)." can it be cancer?

Had thyroid us. I felt a constant lump in throat.Have "complex hypoechoic nodule(solid mass) 3.9x1.5x1.1cm (l) & 4.5x1.5x1.4cm (r)." can it be cancer?

Possible: Nodules that size although most often not cancer need to be evaluated further. Bilateral or multiple nodules are more likely to be benign. Next step should be fine needle biopsies (fna). This is just what it sounds like- a small needle placed into the nodule to obtain some cells for pathology. If benign, can leave alone. But if having symptoms simply from size of nodule might still need surgery. ...Read more

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I've complex hypoechoic well defined mass in thyroid. What does this mean? Other symptoms heavy night sweats, mid cycle bleeding, hair loss, blemishes

I've complex hypoechoic well defined mass in thyroid. What does this mean? Other symptoms heavy night sweats, mid cycle bleeding, hair loss, blemishes

See answer: There are many us criteria to characterize a thyroid mass including size, shape, margin, halo, calcifications, echotexture, and vascularity. Your us may show a benign colloid nodule, but your dr. Needs to see the report /discuss with the radiologist, and exam you to see if your symptoms are thyroid related, and consider thyroid function studies. ...Read more

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Dr. David Sneid
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I have a hypoechoic thyroid on my left, measuring 0.413 x 0.546cm.The left thyroid is markedly reduce un size without mass. What does this mean?Worrie

I have a hypoechoic thyroid on my left, measuring 0.413 x 0.546cm.The left thyroid is markedly reduce un size without mass. What does this mean?Worrie

Your nodule: Is fairly small, and many physicians wouldn't even biopsy it unless it enlarged or there were other factors noted on ultrasound or lab. If your blood levels are normal, don't worry about the left lobe. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What does predominantly solid isoechoic mass with sites of cyst and increased vascularity measuring 5.5 x4.5x3.6 in thyroid mean?

What does predominantly solid isoechoic mass with sites of cyst and increased vascularity measuring 5.5 x4.5x3.6  in thyroid mean?

Thyroid scan needed: Further information is needed. How long have you had this? Tender? Weight loss? Cough? Voice change? Heat or cold intolerance? History of thyroid disease? Pmsfx? Still needs thyroid scan with option for immediate biopsy. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarik Hadid
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Right side upper pole solid hypoechoic single thyroid nodule mean? worried..

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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What does a small non reactive left submandibular lymph node and a right side upper pole solid hypoechoic single thyroid nodule mean? worried..

Benign: small reactive node means just that,...... no worries just follow up Solitary solid nodule can be benign... rec thyroid I uptake scan if hot benign if cold on uptake scan consider biopsy ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Feldman
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I had a sonogram of my thyroid. I have 9 nodules/cyst. 2 solid hypoechoic heterogeneous nodules. What does this mean? Cancer?

Common problem: Nodules of the thyroid are common, especially in women. Most thyroid nodules are benign. "solid", "hypoechoic", "heterogeneous" nodules are the most common ones seen. If they are large enough (at least 1 cm), we typically recommend doing a fine needle biopsy to make sure they are benign. ...Read more

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I had an thyroid us, a 3mm hypoechoic solid nodule, but when i see the images other similars areas are shown, should I ask for a review of the us?

No : 3 mm is very small. Even if you have more it would not change anything. The only thing you need is to have another ultrasound in the future (1yr) and see if anything changes. ...Read more

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