I just went through few months of swollen lymph nodes,neck pain,night sweats,fatigue and so on and a doctor just finally diagnosed it as viral thyroiditis. I am feeling better now but my question is how common is this and how do you get it?
The reason you want to get those tests is to see if you have autoimmune issues going on that could be the reason for the swelling. Hashimoto thyroiditis can linger for years with subtle tightness and flare up - especially when a virus or illness is attacking your immune system.
A full panel of labs should be done to see where all the thyroid levels are at.
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