Thyroiditis: Symptom and Causes


  • Enlargement of the thyroid gland, causing pain in the front of the neck
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle and joint aches
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Hoarseness 
  • Tenderness at the thyroid gland
  • Symptoms of overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) diarrhea, heat intolerance, nervousness, palpitations, sweating, tremor, weight loss
  • Symptoms of too little thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism) -cold intolerance, constipation, fatigue, weight gain


The condition often occurs after a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract, such as mumps and influenza.

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