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What is thyroiditis?

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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Melissa Young
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