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Thyroid ultrasound, sonography done. Presence of enlarged lymph node. Normal? Any medication required?

hello doc!!!!Im Argyln from Philippines, 29 years old female..I have my thyroid ultrasound yesterday and the sonographic report is that the left and right lobe is normal as long as the isthmus but then there is a presence of enlarged lymphnode, at the right lateral neck area measuring 1.5 x 0.71 cm.May I ask doc if this presence of enlarged lymph node is normal?or do i have to take medication?Thank you so much doc and i`ll be waiting for your reply.Thank you so much again doc.
Asked On : Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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hi there, an enlarged lymphnode in the neck could be due to throat infectioon or ear infection or infection any where in the head and neck area, but the thing that should be ruled out is any malignancy of the thyroid gland. I would suggest that your get a FNAC of the lymphnode done to rule out thyroid problem or you can also get a thryroid radionuclide scan done for the same. I would llike to know why did you get the thyroid ultrasound in the first place? Do you have any thyroid problem or any family history of the same. Do get the lymph node evaluated. Take care.
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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