Why would a doctor make me get a thyroid ultrasound?

Ultrasound. No one can force you. Doctor can recommend because you have an enlarged gland or they are searching for nodules or growths in your gland.
Examination. The thyroid ultrasound can see if you have any abnormal growths in the thyroid such as cysts or tumors. Often, patients who have trouble swallowing, or voice problems, or an abnormal lump on physical examination will undergo thyroid ultrasound.

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Why would a doctor make a teenager get a thyroid ultrasound?

To asses nodules. This is one of the less invasive ways to assess the size of the gland and any nodules that may have been evident on exam. The us character may lead to more specific studies or exclude need for getting them. Read more...

For what reasons might a doctor make a teen get a thyroid ultrasound?

Several reasons. Ultrasound is very good for determinig if there is a thyroid nodule or the gland is big or small. If the doctor felt something on exam, they would want to further characterize it. Also, if the thyroid function tests are abnormal, that could prompt and ultrasound exam. Read more...

Throat discomfort so had thyroid ultrasound. 'mildly enlarged' no further action from my doctor. Could it be causing the symptoms? What should I do?

Thyroid & Symptoms. In light of your ultrasound, a "mildly enlarged" thyroid is very unlikely to be causing your throat discomfort. A esophageal stricture was mentioned in your findings - and this can cause throat discomfort if it is located high up. It is wise based on the thyroid ultrasound to be sure your TSH level is normal since the ultrasound finding can at times be associated with a change in thyroid function. Read more...

52-year-old Asian woman, 5'1 and 135 lbs. Eye doctor noticed eyelids were drooping and suggested a thyroid ultrasound. Why?

No reason. Droopy eyelids are not a reason for testing your thyroid and an ultrasound would not be the first test to do for suspected thyroid disease unless you had a palpable thyroid nodule in your neck... Read more...