Thyroiditis

Subacute Thyroiditis

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.

In some patients, Subacute Thyroiditis gets better on its own after a few months.
  • Symptoms
  • Pain in center of the neck

    common

    Mass or swelling at the neck

    • At the center

    • Painful mass

    • Mobile mass, Immobile mass

    common

    Fever

    common

    Increased sensitivity to heat

    common

    Irregular heartbeat

    common

    Feeling moody

    common

    Weight loss

    common

    Fatigue

    or Poor appetite

    Excessive sweating

    or Shaking

    • Resting

    • Both sides

  • Risk factors
  • Recent upper respiratory tract infection

  • Treatment
  • 1-Over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). 2-Medications like aspirin and ibuprofen work by reducing inflammation. 3-Corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are used when NSAIDs aren't enough to reduce swelling. 4-Beta-blockers.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Thyroiditis, then a visit to an endocrinologist is recommended.

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