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Heteregenous Thyroid?

Hi again,

My doctor read my report on my ultra sound of thyroid. Nodule found in lower left pole of thyroid and the thyroid is heteregenous in appearance, according to research the word 'heteregenous' means not of normal appearance!

doctor said 'dont worry about it, the nodule is only small and nothing to worry about

I believe it is time to seek out an Endocrinologist, have so many problems and no answers yet!!

Has anyone else had the word 'heteregenous' on their report and have they had some issues with it?

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Hellybell, Healthy thyroid is within certain size parameters with smooth surface. Smaller size &/or coarse surface is usually indicative of the thyroid being attacked by lymphocytes. Thyroid peroxidase and thyroglobulin antibody tests will confirm or rule out autoimmune thyroid disease (Hashimoto's).

Given your other hormonal problems it seems reasonable to request a referral to an endocrinologist.


Thank you Clutter

Have decided to push the issue with my doctor next time I visit or will have to change

GP lol!.


Hi Any nodule needs a biopsy with a needle, under ultra sound. The only way to be sure.



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