Subacute Thyroiditis is a painful swelling of the thyroid gland thought to be triggered by a viral infection, such as mumps or flu. It's most commonly seen in women aged 20 to 50. Subacute thyroiditis is a self-limited thyroid condition associated with a triphasic clinical course of hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and return to normal thyroid function. It may be responsible for 15-20% of patients presenting with thyrotoxicosis and 10% of patients presenting with hypothyroidism.
Pain in center of the neck
Mass or swelling at the neck
At the center
Mobile mass, Immobile mass
Increased sensitivity to heat
or Poor appetite
Recent upper respiratory tract infection
If you have Thyroiditis, then a visit to an endocrinologist is recommended.