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How big is the average goiter?

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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology
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In brief: There is no average

Goiters are different in every patient.

In brief: There is no average

Goiters are different in every patient.
Dr. William Goldstein
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Twice normal size

A normal thyroid can be up to 4-5 CM (2") from top to bottom, about 5-6 CM (2") across, and about 2 CM (less than 1") from front to back.
The normal weight is 10-20 grams (about 1/2 ounce). While some goiters can be 10x this size or even larger, most goiters are much smaller than this, or about twice the size of a normal thyroid gland.

In brief: Twice normal size

A normal thyroid can be up to 4-5 CM (2") from top to bottom, about 5-6 CM (2") across, and about 2 CM (less than 1") from front to back.
The normal weight is 10-20 grams (about 1/2 ounce). While some goiters can be 10x this size or even larger, most goiters are much smaller than this, or about twice the size of a normal thyroid gland.
Dr. Susan Wingo
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