What does Ultra Sound results mean?
Ultra Sound Results: FINDINGS: Isthmus appears heterogeneously dense and measures 0.7 cm, slightly enlarged. Right lobe is heterogeneous enlarged measuring 5.4 x 3.2 x 2.4 cm with multiple areas of irregular echotexture, one is slightly lobulated and measures 1.1 x 1.5 x 1.4cm. Increased color flow in the right lobe is incidentally demonstrated. Left lobe is smaller, difficult to visualize and measures 2.3 x 1.0 x 0.9cm. No focus of abnormal color on the left is seen. IMPRESSION: 1). Previous left thyroid resection questioned with asymmetry of the thyroid. (2). Nodular change right lobe with increased vascular flow.
Correlation with a nuclear thyroid image might be of some benefit.... Thirty years ago I had a nodule on my left lobe was given Synthroid for 30 years. That kept the nodule from growing. For the last 2-3 years I have gone to numerous dr's to try to regulate my meds.
Just recently my TSH was 46.28 when it should be a 5 or under.I am taking 200 of the Synthroid and 25 of the Levothyroxine. Doc noticed a lump on my right thyroid and ordered an ultra sound. Nurse asked if I had my thyroid operated on on the left side and I never did. She said it appears to have been taken out.
What happened to it? Did it shrivel up? Also, now they want me to do a nuclear scan and I am suppose to stay off the meds for 4 weeks before doing the test and nurse said she wasn't sure if doc will want to do that since my TSH is so very high and out of control while taking meds. Anyhow, I have been so very tired, and my legs hurt very badly when i walk just a few feet and they are swelling. My skin is dry and I am just darn right tired. Just don't feel good!
Is there a possibility I have cancer of the thyroid by what the results showed? I don't go back to the doc until next Tuesday. He's been on a two week vacation and I have been waiting to talk to him about the results. Thanks for you time and knowledge......