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what is the normal size of a thyroid gland

A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Remnant: It is likely from the remnant of the thyroid tissue left behind. Sometimes it grows to meet the demand. On the other hand, it may also be just scarr ... Read More

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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Thyroiditis : If blood work is normal, just watch it
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Likely benign: Cystic hypoechoic nodule is usually benign particularly without solid components.However some malignant tumors have cystic components. Most nodules le ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Check with your doc: Tsh, ft3 and ft4 pretty much standard.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sumana Gangi
23 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid: You need to have your neck examined by a doctor.. It could be a lymphnode or thyroid nodule/cyst
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Common: Small cysts and nodules of the thyroid are common in the population, especially in women. As long as they are small, they have no clinical significan ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Yes, but often enlar: The autoimmune process in hashimoto's thyroiditis can cause shrinking, but often involves enlargement of the thyroid gland, especially in the early ph ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Multinodular: This type of goiter is common and poorly understood. It's basically harmless and cancers seldom arise here.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Concern: Thyroid gland do not change in size that much. Majority of thyroid nodules are benign, increase in size is a concern , should have fna biopsy (cytol ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid hormone: Yes. An abnormal thyroid (Eg. Graves, multinodular goiter) may continue to make thyroid hormone even while taking synthroid (thyroxine).
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