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Ultrasound of thyroid, nodule on the right lobe, heterogeneous echo pattern, treatment ?

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I had an ultrasound of my throid gland. It showed a 2mm nodule on the right lower lobe of the thyroid. It also showed a somewhat heterogeneous echo pattern to the thryoid gland.
Posted Sat, 5 May 2012 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
 
 
Answered by Dr. Tulasi Raman.P 45 minutes later
Hi XXXXXXX

We have recieved your query at Healthcare Magic.

After going through the query, I feel that if you could provide us with the following details we could help you better.

1. USG report (including the images)
2. Recent Thyroid reports
3. Other lab reports if any
4. Reason for taking iron medication
5. Any medical illness like Diabetes, Hypertension etc
6. Any other details which you consider that the doctor should know

Send the reports or images to the following email ID " YYYY@YYYY " with subject as "ATTN - Dr.Tulasi Raman.P"

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Follow-up: Ultrasound of thyroid, nodule on the right lobe, heterogeneous echo pattern, treatment ? 12 minutes later
1. Can not send
2. THe ultrasound report says there is a mild heterogeneity to the echo pattern of the right lobe. There ia tiny less than 2mm hypoechoic nodule in the midportion of the right lobe. The left lobe has a long axis of 4.7 cm with mildly heterogeneous echo pattern as well. No focal nodules are seen in the left lobe. The isthmust of the thyroid gland is normal. Conclusion somewhat heterogeneous echo pattern to the thyroid gland. There is a tiny XXXXXXX sthan 2 mm ndule in the midportion of the right lobe.
3. Had blood work all was good.
4. Take iron because of low iron ferritin for 20+ years
5. No illnesses
6. Mother died of misdiagnosed thyroid cancer at 48 yrs old
 
 
Answered by Dr. Tulasi Raman.P 24 hours later
Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for the query.

Your query has been answered by our specialist Dr.Rajinder Bajoria, XXXXXXX Consultant, General Surgery.

Kindly find the specialist's answer below:

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Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for the query.

Let me start off by urging you to seek the advice of a General Surgeon as there is no substitute for direct history taking and physical examination.

Based on the findings of the USG report and your thyroid reports being normal I can think of two things:

1. Diffuse Hyperplasia of the Thyroid Gland
2. Tumor of the Thyroid Gland.

1. Diffuse Hyperplasia of the Thyroid Gland
Diffuse Hyperplasia of the Thyroid is a condition wherein there is increase in the demand for thyroid hormones by the body due to various conditions. In order to XXXXXXX the demands the thyroid gland enlarges to XXXXXXX such demands. This usually returns to normal when the demands are met.

2. Tumor of the Thyroid Gland.
Continuing from the above the explanation. During the process of meeting the increased demand sometimes few parts of the Thyroid Gland may undergo excess change than that is required. These form the nodules in the Gland. Unless biopsy in done I cannot comment further.

I hope my answer has been adequate and informative. If you have any follow up queries I will be available to answer them.

Regards,
Dr.Rajinder Bajoria
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