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Do lots of people get thyroiditis, or is it unusual?
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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Depends on type
Chronic thyroiditis (aka hashimoto's) is very common.
It causes underactivity of the thyroid. Acute thyroiditis is much less common. There is often pain and it causes a temporary rise in thyroid hormone levels.

In brief: Depends on type
Chronic thyroiditis (aka hashimoto's) is very common.
It causes underactivity of the thyroid. Acute thyroiditis is much less common. There is often pain and it causes a temporary rise in thyroid hormone levels.
Dr. Melissa Young
Dr. Melissa Young
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In brief: Not common
Inflammatory thyroid condition of thyroiditis is not too common.
It seems to occur more in women (hashimoto;s thyroiditis). It can resolve on its own for many. I am not aware of a known reason why this occurs.

In brief: Not common
Inflammatory thyroid condition of thyroiditis is not too common.
It seems to occur more in women (hashimoto;s thyroiditis). It can resolve on its own for many. I am not aware of a known reason why this occurs.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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