It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Thyroid Disorders Message Board

does the isthmus shrink on its own?/confusing sono results

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-23-2012, 06:34 AM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 8
andey HB User
Question does the isthmus shrink on its own?/confusing sono results

Hi everyone
recently had a thyroid sono to check on 3 right side nodules. details are below, bu my question is

my new endo (we moved and the old one was just too far away) reviewed the reports and told me nothing had changed and that i should wait a year or two for another sono.
some things grew, while others shrank (the isthmus by half, (guess thats a good thing)but i am abit concerned about the 2nd nodule which seems to be growing, and the new left side nodules. should i just wait it out or ask my endo to revisit the results?

Back in 2008 my first sono the dimensions were:

right side 5.6x2.1x22cm
1st nodule was an isoechoic nodule with calcification measured 1.8 x 1.0x.6cm
2nd nodule was a hyperechoic nodule without calcification measuring 1.2x1.1x1.1cm

left side was 4.2x1.9x1.6 with no significant masses

isthmus measured 5mm

2010 sono showed:
right side 5.8x2.4x2.3cm
1st nodule was now listed as hypoechoic with calcification measuring 1.8x1.1x.7cm
2nd nodule now listed as isoechoic without calcification measuring
and a new third nodule measuring 1.0x1.x0 cm

left side measures 4.5x 1.7x1.8 cm - no masses found

isthmus measured 8mm

2012 sono showed
right side 5.5x2.2x2.4cm
1st nodule now listed as a complex nodule with calcification measuring 1.8 x 1.2 x .9cm (just grew a tiny bit)
2nd nodule listed as a solid isoechoic measures 1.9 x 1.7 x 1.4cm
third nodule measures .7 x.7 cm

left side measures 4 x 1.6 x 1.6cm
1 solid complex nodule measuring .7 x .7 cm
2nd nodule densely calcified measuring 2mm

isthmus now measures 4mm


Last edited by andey; 04-23-2012 at 07:59 AM.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 04-23-2012, 09:50 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NY
Posts: 3,803
Reece HB UserReece HB UserReece HB UserReece HB UserReece HB UserReece HB UserReece HB UserReece HB UserReece HB UserReece HB UserReece HB User
Re: does the isthmus shrink on its own?/confusing sono results

My endo would just do an fna/biopsy on the larger ones in his office-have you ever had one? Don't know why your endo. has an aversion to a quick fna to check these things out and ease your mind. They are likely nothing. You can always go back and check in 8 months to a year, and ask for an fna. Sounds like everything is somewhat stable. No rush to worry.

The following user gives a hug of support to Reece:
andey (04-23-2012)
The Following User Says Thank You to Reece For This Useful Post:
andey (04-23-2012)
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
SCARED...3.5 solid nodule on isthmus BOOYAGGERS Thyroid Disorders 31 08-03-2010 09:21 AM
Need Help Understand Sono Results...Hashimoto Thryriod SummerGrl80 Thyroid Disorders 2 05-22-2010 07:45 PM
Hurthle cell does not mean cancer-test can be wrong captain2 Thyroid Disorders 1 12-24-2009 06:33 AM
is it unusual to have just isthmus removed for hurthle cell nodule captain2 Thyroid Disorders 0 12-16-2009 11:08 PM
What does hypoechoic mean? CW1984 Thyroid Disorders 1 09-08-2009 12:32 PM
What does Ultra Sound results mean? babs1953 Thyroid Disorders 2 05-14-2009 08:51 PM
Enlarged thyroid with a thickend Isthmus hburkett1 Thyroid Disorders 6 04-02-2009 02:22 PM
Thyroid nodules, can they shrink on their own? stephanie867 Thyroid Disorders 6 06-28-2007 11:24 AM
question about nodule on isthmus georgel Thyroid Disorders 7 11-14-2005 10:57 AM
Does anyone know what hypoechoic nodules are lescobarca Thyroid Disorders 9 03-10-2005 12:33 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:28 PM.

2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!