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Is there a kind of hyper thyroidism that resolves without treatment ?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Yes: Dequervain's thyroiditis can make you hyperthyroid for a few days or weeks then self-cure. Another cause is eating beef into which the animal's thyroid was accidentaly placed by the butcher.
Dr. Philip Kern
Dr. Philip Kern commented
Endocrinology 44 years experience
Post partum thyroiditis can also sometimes be self-limited.
Jan 6, 2014
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Provided original answer
Exactly. Thank you, Dr. Kern.
Jan 6, 2014
Dr. Muhammad Sethi
Specializes in Endocrinology
Subacute thyroiditis: Subacute thyroiditis generally resolves on its own within a few weeks. Also postpartum thyroiditis generally resolves within a few weeks. So, in most patients, after the hyperthyroid phase resolves, they become euthyroid but in some patients there can be transient hypothyroid phase. In a small percentage, the hypothyroidism may persist.
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