Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
187 Doctors are Online

Ultrasound of thyroid shows big gland. Should I be worried?

Apr 2013
User rating for this question
Answered by

General Surgeon
Practicing since : 2009
Answered : 5614 Questions
Today i had an ultrasound of my thyroid and the doc told me that my Thyroid was fine no tumor, no nodule. The only thing that he sais was your gland are big. What is that mean? Is this normal to have big gland for some people or not?
Posted Sun, 1 Dec 2013 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Answered by Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Hi and welcome to XXXXXXX Detailed Answer: Thanks for the query. If there is no abnormality in your thyroid hormonal levels then this is absolutely normal and you just need to repeat US and thyroid hormones in 6-8 months. It is normal to have big gland because every other organ size differs from man to man depending mostly on genetics. So this is nothing to worry about. But if there is hormonal imbalance then it may indicate certain thyroid disorders,but till your t3 and t4 findings are fine, there is no need for treatment. Wish you good health. Feel free to ask. Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Endocrinologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor