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Dr. David Sneid
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What does heterogeneous in echotexture mean in thyroid?

Dr. David Sneid
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What does heterogeneous in echotexture mean in thyroid?

It generally : Means a goiter, such as with hashimoto's thyroid its with no nodules present. ...Read more

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Dr. Bradford Mitchell
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What does heterogeneous echotexture of thyroid mean?

Dr. Bradford Mitchell
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What does heterogeneous echotexture of thyroid mean?

Thyroiditis?: This is the description of the appearance of the thyroid on ultrasound and is most often seen in thyroiditis or inflammation of the thyroid. The exact cause requires that your doctor compare this to your history, exam and lab work. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Bilateral thyroid lobes are enlarged and show diffuse heterogeneous echotexture with increased vascularity. What does that mean?

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Bilateral thyroid lobes are enlarged and show diffuse heterogeneous echotexture with increased vascularity.  What does that mean?

Thyroid: What have your doctors said about this. There are many options that include surgery or doing nothing. You can rely on your doctors for your management. If your thyroid levels are OK and your thyroid gland is not very enlarged it would be OK to have nothing done aside from regular examination. ...Read more

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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What are ill-defined thyroid nodules with diffuse heterogeneous echotexture?

Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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What are ill-defined thyroid nodules with diffuse heterogeneous echotexture?

Usually description: of possible nodules in a gland with inflammation=thyroiditis needs follow up ultrasound 1 year and check and follow-up of thyroid function tests 1-2 x /year ...Read more

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Dr. Carol Cheney
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Thyroid labs in normal range, u/s showed several small cysts and mildly heterogeneous echotexture but been having many symptoms, runs in fam, c a endo?

Dr. Carol Cheney
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Thyroid labs in normal range, u/s showed several small cysts and mildly heterogeneous echotexture but been having many symptoms, runs in fam, c a endo?

Maybe: If the thyroid testing was complete and entirely normal, one can be comfortable that the symptoms are not from am abnormality of thyroid function. The ultrasound findings are minor and very unlikely to cause any symptoms. I would discuss with your primary physician whether your symptoms might be related to any other hormonal problems with which an endocrinologist could be helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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I have done USGthyroid.normal thyroid and isthumus show diffusely altered heterogeneous echotexture. Vascularity present.no lesion nor calcification.

Dr. Thomas Knecht
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I have done USGthyroid.normal thyroid and isthumus show diffusely altered heterogeneous echotexture. Vascularity present.no lesion nor calcification.

Thyroid function?: Hi. What prompted the thyroid ultrasound? Sounds like no nodule, so thyroid cancer is not the issue here. Heterogeneous echo texture is non-specific, but certainly can be seen in Hashimoto's. Do you have normal thyroid function? Even if so, you could check TPO & thyroglobulin antibodies to see if there's evidence of autoimmune thyroiditis. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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What causes this finding on u/s "thyroid demonstrating mild heterogeneous echotexture of the parenchyma" -- my dr said it was "fine" .My TSH is normal?

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Possibilities: It means your thyroid is not as smooth as it should be. This could be normal or indicates autoimmune thyroid disease. Since your TSH is normal then no hurry but on the next blood test ask your doc to also check your thyroid antibodies. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
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Recent thyroid ultrasound with results of hyperechoic nodule at the left lower thyroid, and heterogeneous echotexture. What happens next?

Dr. Addagada Rao
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Recent thyroid ultrasound with results of hyperechoic nodule at the left lower thyroid, and heterogeneous echotexture. What happens next?

Most likely: your doctor will do FNA ( Fine needle aspiration ) biopsy . It is simple safe and painless , analysis will give diagnosis ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Sister had papillary & hurthle thyroid cancer. I have 9x3x8mm and 7x3x4 complex primarily hypoechoic nodules . Heterogeneous echotexture. Biopsy?

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Sister had papillary & hurthle thyroid cancer. I have 9x3x8mm and 7x3x4 complex primarily hypoechoic nodules . Heterogeneous echotexture.  Biopsy?

Always: regardless if you have a family history or not thyroid mass need to be biopsied. they start with something called FNA which mean fine needle aspiration, a procedure could be done in the surgeon office. please see a specialist for that either a surgeon or an endocrinologist good luck ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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I have a normal TSH and heterogeneous echotexture. Enlarged thyroid gland which i was told not to worry nothings wrong with my thyroid. Any advice?

Dr. Yash Khanna
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I have a normal TSH and heterogeneous echotexture. Enlarged thyroid gland which i was told not to worry nothings wrong with my thyroid. Any advice?

Goiter: Hterogenous thyroid can be due to simple goiter and may be associated with hyperthyriodism, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodule, thyroditis and thyroid cancer if you were told not to worry by your endocrinologist means they have ruled out treatable conditions. ...Read more

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