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What is thyroiditis?

What is thyroiditis?

Inflamed thyroid: There are different types, with different degrees of inflammation, different courses and different treatments. Acute thyroiditis is often painful but goes away on its own, although patients sometimes need meds for the symptoms. Bacterial thyroiditis is uncommon but needs antibiotics. Chronic thyroiditis is painless and often leads to hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Inflammation Of The Thyroid (Definition)

Several common forms of thyroiditis. Subacute thyroidits is from a virus. Your thyroid is tender, transient hyperthyroidism, but then resolution. Hashimotos thyroiditis is usually without pain, eventually causes hypothyroidism, but can coexist with graves hyperthyroidism. Two other forms are post partum thyroiditis and "painless" thyroiditis; transient hyper followed by ...Read more


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What is thyroiditis like?

What is thyroiditis like?

Which Type?: There are different varieties of thyroiditis - some may present with only an enlarged thyroid (or not). The function of the gland may be either overactive, underactive, or normal. Usually not painful, but there are acute and subacute types which may cause discomfort. ...Read more

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How do you define thyroiditis?

How do you define thyroiditis?

ATA's definition: Thyroiditis is a general term that refers to “inflammation of the thyroid gland”. Thyroiditis includes a group of individual disorders that all cause thyroidal inflammation and, as a result, causes many different clinical presentations. (american thyroid association's definition). ...Read more

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What is transient thyroiditis?

Thyroiditis: "Transient thyroiditis" may refer to a version called "Hashimoto's disease", which is an inflammation of the thyroid. "Transient" applies to a situation that is not permanent, and usually short lived. Such may still need treatment, so see your healthcare provider for certainty. ...Read more

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What are the tests for thyroiditis?

Ultrasound: There are blood tests to rule out active infection, malfunctioning od thyroid gland, and ultrasound to assess the gland. ...Read more

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How to tackle my thyroiditis disease?

How to tackle my thyroiditis disease?

Follow doc advise: There are many causes for thyroiditis. Acute, subacute, hashimoto's, postpartum, drug-induced...Some thyroiditis recovers on its own and does not need treatment while others need definitive treatment. We now have effective options to treat these conditions. See you doctor so he/she can formulate a treatment plan for you or send you to an appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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Can I still workout with thyroiditis?

Can I still workout with thyroiditis?

Not recommended if: If it is mild and you are not having symptoms, then moderate working out is ok. If you are having symptoms..Such as heat intolerance, weakness, losing weight, rapid heart beat/tremors etc..Then you should not work out because it will make above worse. Should consult with doc for treatment and once you are better, you can return to exercise..Good luck. ...Read more

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What do they do for your thyroiditis?

Depends on the type: Thyroiditis may be acute, subacute or chronic - each is treated differently. Find a thyroidologist through the american thyroid association web site to help understand the type you have. ...Read more

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What's thyroiditis and how is it treated?

What type?: Depending on whether thyroiditis is acute, subacute or chronic the treatments are different. If you have been told you have "thyroiditis" ask you doctor what type or consult a thyroidologist. ...Read more

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What symptoms do you get with thyroiditis?

Pain or no pain!: Most commonly, thyoriditis is silent (no symptoms), and may cause an overactive or, eventually, underactive thyroid condition which can cause symptoms. Often referred to as hashimoto thyroiditis. Sometimes, the thyroiditis causes swelling (goiter) or nodules in the gland and, if large enough, trouble swallowing. In other cases the gland can be quite painful. ...Read more