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4 solid nodules that were hypoechoic.

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I recently had an Ultrasound of my thyroid that showed 4 solid nodules that were hypoechoic. The largest was almost 3 cm and 3 of them were vascular. It also showed a 1 cm by 0.4 cm lymph node with no hilum fat. I see a specialist in a month but was just hoping for some answers before then


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replied June 3rd, 2013
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Hello,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

I can understand your concern. It is true that benign thyroid nodules appear hyperechoic on the sonogram, while malignant (cancerous) thyroid nodules are more likely to be hypoechoic but it is accompanied by other factors like irregular borders, microcalcifications, or very high levels of blood flow within the nodule. Do not worry as benign thyroid nodules are much more common. However you should follow up with a specialist and get FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) of the thyroid nodule and the lymph node done. FNAC is aspiration of the material of the glands which is done by a fine gauge needle (22 or 25 gauge) and a syringe.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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