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Thyroid Ultrasound Results - What Does This Mean?

Postby Onfroi » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:36 pm

I recently had an ultrasound performed on my thyroid, the results of which caused my doctor to tell his nurse to tell me that I need a biopsy.  The biopsy is scheduled, but since my doctor is apparently too busy to review the results of the ultrasound with me(yes, I am working on finding a new doctor), I need help understanding what this all means.  The findings say:

"The thyroid gland is enlarged.  The right thyroid lobe measures 6.1 x 1.7 x 1.4 cm.  The left thyroid lobe measures 7.8 x 1.9 x 1.7 cm.  The thyroid isthmus is prominent measuring 3.9 mm in thickness

A solid hypoechoic nodule is noted within the lower pole of the right thyroid lobe measuring 0.5 x 0.3 x 0.5 cm.  A large exophytic solide nodule with central cystic degeneration is noted from the lower pole of the left thyroid lobe measuring 3.6 x 2.8 x 3.2 cm."

Can you tell me what this means?
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Thyroid Ultrasound Results - What Does This Mean?

Postby arran » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:39 pm


You basically have extra cell growth on each side of your thyroid.  The report gives the measurements and the characteristics of those cells and this warrants a biopsy to see if any of those cells are cancerous.

What I want you to know is that whether they are or are not cancerous, you have to take charge of your health and decide if you are going to let this beat you or if you are going to fight and be strong.

I can tell you now that the diagnosis can't kill you, but what you do with that diagnosis makes all the difference.  Decide to be healthy and make healthy lifestyle changes.  I can help you get going if need be, it does take effort but is very rewarding to live a healthy lifestyle.

I will tell you that regardless of what these cells are, you will need to have an evaluation by a specialist if you want to improve your health.  A specialist that can locate and even correct the cause of your abnormal health condition without harmful drugs, radiation, or surgery.

We have seen many patients worse off then you, get completely well under this care, so it possible for you too.  The only way to know  for sure is to have the tests done.

Yours in Best Health,

Dr Arnone


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