I had a thyroid test last week and have findings below:
Thyroid imaging: Minimally enlarged thyroid gland with a possible hypofunctioning nodule on the right. Thyroid gland measures Right - 5.4 x 2.2 cm, L - 5.1 x 2.2 cm; FT4 18.526, TSH 0.816
Neck Ultrasound: Normal sized thyroid gland with cystic nodule in the thyroid isthmus ( 1.2 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm) and complex nodules to the right of the isthmus measuring 0.4 cm and 0.5 cm complex nodule in the inferior pole of the right lobe. the rest of the perenchyma of both both lobes is homogenous in echo structure. There is no enlarged lymph nodes nor extra-thyroid masses.
Doctor suggested for the removal of right thyroid gland and have it biopsy for possible cancer cells.
Can you suggest for other treatment or further procedures other than operation? I'm so worried, please help. Thank you so much.
I'm concerned about the description of the nodule with "HYPO"functioning and the "cystic" echo structure. Usually in these type of nodules when cystic they can be listed as "hot" and "functioning" thyroid hormone which would indicate a "HYPER" functioning issue.
Can you check the report again? If the indication is still "hypo" functioning with the other listing of the structure a second specialist opinion is required in my opinion.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.