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Doctor insights on: What Is Diffuse Thyromegaly

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Dr. Michael Gabor Dr. Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
29 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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Please tell me what does diffuse thyromegaly means?

Please tell me what does diffuse thyromegaly means?

Diffuse thyromegaly: Means generalized enlargement of the thyroid gland. There are multiple possible causes.

Dr. Gerald Mandell Dr. Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
48 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What does diffuse thyromegaly mean in thyroid scintigraphy?

What does diffuse thyromegaly mean in thyroid scintigraphy?

Image enlarg thyroid: Thyromegaly means enlargement of thyroid gland sometimes called goiter. Most commonly enlarged gland caused by hyperthyroidism sometimes called Graves' disease.Most common cause of goiter worldwide is lack of iodine in the diet.In US, where the use of iodized salt is common, goiter more often due to the over- or underproduction of thyroid hormones or to nodules (diffuse multinodular goiter.

Dr. Quang Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
years in practice
Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
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My ultrasound on thyroid says thyromegaly with diffuse non-specific parenchymal changes & bilateral nodules. What's the best thing to do?

More information: How big are the nodules. If they are very small, < 1 cm, you should get lab checks to rule out hashimotos thyroid disease and get a yearly ultrasound to make sure the nodules are not growing.

Dr. Gerald Mandell Dr. Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
48 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What is thyromegaly with heterogeneous echotexture mean?

Mixed echogenicity: Thyromegaly means enlarge ment of thyroid gland. Heterogeneous means irregular texture, not same echogenicity throughout gland. No large discrete nodules are seen. Therapy is determined by evaluation that includes thyroid function tests.

Dr. Matt Wachsman Dr. Wachsman
Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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I recently had an ultrasound done of my neck and it was noted that I have significant defuse thyromegaly what exactly does that mean?

I recently had an ultrasound done of my neck and it was noted that I have significant defuse thyromegaly what exactly does that mean?

Tricky: Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, it means GOITER. This is when the thyroid is failing and compensating by growing when it cannot put out enough hormone.

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper Dr. Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
47 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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Borderline elevated thyroid uptake 31.5 percent, mild thyromegaly, no definite dominant hot or cold nodules. Should I be concerned? See an endocrinol

Borderline elevated thyroid uptake 31.5 percent, mild thyromegaly, no definite dominant hot or cold nodules. Should I be concerned? See an endocrinol

Thyroid: As an endocrinologist myself I strongly recommend a visit to a local endocrinologist. You will get a full exam and be told the necessary studies needed in a way you will fully understand.

Dr. Alan Feldman Dr. Feldman
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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The thyroglobulin antibody was done because of a nodule in the right lobe and thyroid markedly reduce in size on the left. Diagnosis thyromegaly.

The thyroglobulin antibody was done because of a nodule in the right lobe and thyroid markedly reduce in size on the left. Diagnosis thyromegaly.

Nonspecific: Thyroglobulin antibody is a nonspecific test. It could indicate underlying autoimmune thyroid disease, but can also be seen in familial multinodular goiter. Depending on the size or other characteristics of your thyroid nodule, it may need to be biopsied.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What's diffuse osteopenia?

What's diffuse osteopenia?

Low BMD throughout.: Diffuse osteopenia is lower bone mineral density not limited to particular joints or areas but rather is found in all the bones.

Dr. Robert Masson Dr. Masson
Neurosurgery
29 years in practice
Florida International University College of Medicine
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What is diffuse disc dessication?

What is diffuse disc dessication?

Discs dehydrated: It is dehydration of multiple discs, us ggesting degenerative aging of the spine and discs foretelling a decay cycle and aging of the disc. In and of itself, not important to worry about unless associated with severe symptoms, then needs proper consideration and evaluation.

Dr. Steven Hill Dr. Hill
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What does diffuse disc desiccation mean?

What does diffuse disc desiccation mean?

Might be age: The term is saying that multiple discs (presumably in your back/neck) are dried out and decreased in size. This happens to everyone as you age and the question is whether it is more than normal.

Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam Dr. Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Madurai Kamaraj University Medical College
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What does the diffuse mean in arthralgias?

What does the diffuse mean in arthralgias?

Major and minor jts.: Arthralgias means pain without obvious swellin of the involved joints. Arthitis is both pain as well as inflammatory swelling of joints. Diffuse arthralgias include pain from major joints like shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle joints involvement as well as minor joints like finger joints, toe joints, foot joints, spine joints involvement and causing pain in those regions. Rheumatic fever has both.

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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What is diffuse prominence of gastric folds?

What is diffuse prominence of gastric folds?

Please Clarify: There is no context to this phrase. It is impossible to answer your question.

Dr. David Koota Dr. Koota
Urology
26 years in practice
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
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Reasons for diffuse thickening of bladder wall?

Reasons for diffuse thickening of bladder wall?

Bladder Wall: This is usually a term noted on ultrasound or ct scan reports. It usually indicates an under distended bladder, UTI or bladder outlet obstruction, most commonly bph. Very occaasionally in the right clinical setting there my be a concern about bladder cancer.

Dr. Djamchid Lotfi Dr. Lotfi
Neurology
54 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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I was diagnosed with myelitis diffuse what is it?

I was diagnosed with myelitis diffuse what is it?

Spinal cord disease: The it is at the end of the word usually meands infection or inflammation myelitis is the affection of the spinal cord by such processes.

Dr. Dan Fisher Dr. Fisher
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What does diffuse disk desiccation mean im 56year old?

56 year old spine: Means your discs are not looking as young as they used to. Rather than being plump, they are flatter and drier. That is not necessarily a bad thing, just an age related change.

Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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What does it mean if mild diffuse bladder wall is thickening?

What does it mean if mild diffuse bladder wall is thickening?

Outflow obstruction: To bladder such as enlared prostate or urethral stricture in males or bladder prolapse or obstructing ureterocele in females. Can also be due to neurogenic bladder dysfuction in either sex or cystitis can also be reported if bladder is only partly filled ; appears thickened on ultrasound. Can also be a perfectly innocent finding..

Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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Is moderate diffused bladder thickness something to worry about? What is the cause & is it reversible?

Is moderate diffused bladder thickness something to worry about? What is the cause & is it reversible?

Bladder thickness: Increased urinary bladder thickness generally is caused by some degree of bladder neck obstruction such as seen in prostate enlargement in males or stone, growth or bladder spasticity conditions in either sex. It may be reversible if the causative problem is corrected. A urologist is best qualified to evaluate the type and cause of a patient's thickened urinary bladder wall.

Dr. Richard Zimon Dr. Zimon
Internal Medicine
55 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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Non diffuse non specific ST-T changes. What does that mean in a 30 year old f? Could it be from anxiety

Non diffuse non specific ST-T changes. What does that mean in a 30 year old f? Could it be from anxiety

NO: The words "non-specific" are the important part of the description! The changes are not only NOT due to anxiety...they are not due to ANYTHING. They simple electrical waves that differ from EXACT normal but are NOT IN THEMSELVES ABNORMAL!!! Hope this is helpful... Dr Z

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Diffused inflammatory gastritis?

Diffused inflammatory gastritis?

See below: It depends on the cause. Symptoms like these can only be adequately diagnosed through a thorough evaluation by your doctor.

Dr. Ahimsa Sumchai md Dr. Sumchai md
Sports Medicine
years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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What is Diffuse Cholesteatosis?

What is Diffuse Cholesteatosis?

Fatty Degeneration: Diffuse cholesteatosis is the term used to describe fatty degeneration with cholesterol esters. It is a process observed in both the biliary tract and middle ear. In the inner ear chronic ear infections can trigger fatty degeneration and the Developement of cholesteatomas that undergo fatty degeneration.