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What is subacute thyroiditis?

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Subacute thyroiditis is often triggered by an infection. With subacute thyroiditis, there is generally a predictable pattern of how the thyroid functions. First, the thyroid and neck area are painful. Then the thyroid produces too much hormone, also called hyperthyroidism. Then there is a phase of normal function, followed by a time where the thyroid produces too little thyroid hormone. This is called hypothyroidism. After about 12 - 18 months, thyroid function returns to normal. 

From: What Is Thyroiditis? WebMD Medical Reference

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FamilyDoctor.org: “Thyroiditis.”

American Thyroid Association: “General Information/Press Room,” “Goiter,” “Radioactive Iodine,” “Thyroiditis.”

National Health Service (UK): “Thyroiditis.”

WomensHealth.gov: “Hashimoto’s disease fact sheet.”

Columbia University Department of Surgery: “Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.”

Thyroid Foundation of Canada: “Thyroiditis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid).”

RadiologyInfo.org: “Thyroid Scan and Uptake.”

Hormone Health Network: “What Does the Thyroid Do?”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 01, 2017

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: “Thyroiditis.”

American Thyroid Association: “General Information/Press Room,” “Goiter,” “Radioactive Iodine,” “Thyroiditis.”

National Health Service (UK): “Thyroiditis.”

WomensHealth.gov: “Hashimoto’s disease fact sheet.”

Columbia University Department of Surgery: “Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.”

Thyroid Foundation of Canada: “Thyroiditis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid).”

RadiologyInfo.org: “Thyroid Scan and Uptake.”

Hormone Health Network: “What Does the Thyroid Do?”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 01, 2017

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