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Scottish DOC
Scottish DOC, Doctor (MD)
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Experience:  MBchB (commended),FRCA, MRCGP(with merit) I qualified in 1990 and work full-time in family medicine.
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My doctor found a lump in my throat and sent me for an

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My doctor found a lump in my throat and sent me for an ultrasound of my thyroid. The result ssays: Multiple nodules of heterogeneous but predominnantly decreased echogenicity are noted in both thyroid lobes. The larges thyroid nodule situated posteriorly in the lower half of the right thyroid lobe is hypoechoeic and measures 1.5x1.3x1.9cm, The left thyroid nodules all measure less that 10mm.

Can you explain this to me please - my follow up appointment is not for another month and a half!

Thank you
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Scottish DOC replied 11 years ago.

You have several small and one larger nodule in your thyroid gland.

The larger nodule is on the right in the lower half of the gland.

This nodule will require a biopsy to determine its exact nature.

I expect thet your are unhappy re the six week wait - I would feel the same way.
I suggest you make an earlier appointment and get the ball rolling....

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Alexander Irvine's Post: Hi Al, Thanks for your quick reply, however, can you please explain "decreased echogenicity" and "hypoechoeic" please, are they good in a ultrasound like mine??
Expert:  Scottish DOC replied 11 years ago.

Decresed and hypo both have the same meaning, the tissue in the nodules is less "dense" than the surrounding normal thyroid tissue.

The fact that they are hypoechoeic is not helpfull in reassuring you.

Statistically they are more likely to be "good" than "bad."


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