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I just had an ultrasound of my thyroid and 't understand it

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I just had an ultrasound of my thyroid and don't understand it exactly. It is Evalution of the thyroid gland demonstrates right lobe to measure 6.0 x 1.3 x 1.5 cm and the left 3.8 x 0.9 x 1.1 cm. The isthmus is 3 mm. The right thyroid is enlarged and hyper vascular with an inferior nodule suggested to measuring 7 mm. The gland in general is of inhomogeneous echo texture. The nodule isoechoic with a surrounding hypo echoic margin and should be followed.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

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The findings are little concerning.

Hypervascularity suggests rich blood supply to the gland.

This can be seen in benign thyrotoxicosis commonly.

However you also have a nodule with solid margin.

That raises the suspicion of cancerous nodule.

You will need a radio iodine scan and a fine needle biopsy of the nodule as well.
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