Doctor insights on:
What Does It Mean When Thyroid Nodules Are Hypoechoic
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
Is it true that the majority of thyroid nodules are hypoechoic and although thyroid cancer is usually hypoechoic, most hypoechoic nodules are benign?
Size?: It is correct that in younger people thyroid nodules are benign, however, us is not very good at ruling out malignancy. Close follow up of the nodule is needed with us every 6 months. If the nodule is larger than 1 cm, fine needle aspiration biopsy needs to be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Hypoechoic, hypervascular, or calcifications on ultrasound need to be addressed particularly if the nodule is > 10mm. The solid component of a complex nodule can be benign or cancer. Typically a nodule greater than 10mm should be biopsied by ultrasound or smaller if there are calcifications or prior history of radiation or family hist. There is no ultrasound pattern that is diagnostic for cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr said follow up u/s in one year for 7 mm hypoechoic thyroid nodule. Is this too long to wait? Or normal?
Hyperplastic nodule: This sounds like a hyper plastic nodule. These are usually benign. In the absence of prior studies, this usually is followed up to show it's stable nature. If it changes or grows it would need a biopsy. Nonetheless would suggest an in depth discussion with your doctor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What may be a possible cause of increased peripheral vascularity around a 1cm slightly hypoechoic thyroid nodule?
Presence of hypoechoic area in hyperechoic thyroid nodule.. What it indicates? Nodule has increased vascularity
Uncertain: There are various characteristics of thyroid nodules on ultrasound, including hyperechoic, hypoechoic, isoechoic, cystic, complex, vascular, calcified, microcalcifications. Unfortunately, none of them can tell you for sure whether the nodule is benign or malignant. In your age group, we would be recommending biopsy of the nodule if it is 1 cm in size or larger. ...Read more
12mm slightly complex THYROID nodule (R) + 10x6x5mm hypoechoic nodule (R). Impression: largest predominantly solid appearing nodule is 10mm. GET FNA?
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- What does it mean when t3 levels are low on a thyroid test?
- What does it mean when t3 levels are high for thyroid?
- What does it mean when a thyroid nodule is solid?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- What does it mean when the whites of your eyes are yellow?
- What does it mean when a guys nipples are hard?
- What does it mean when i get my period twice a month and my breast are hurting?
- What does it mean when the bottom of your eyes are yellow?
- Talk to a radiologist online for free