A patient with post-partum thyroiditis is described. She was a 22 year old with a negative family history of autoimmune thyroid disease who was noted to have a high titre of antithyroid microsomal antibody during pregnancy. She developed mild hyperthyroidism 8 weeks post-partum but at 12 weeks she had a mildly painful enlarged thyroid gland. At 20 weeks post-partum she had severe thyroidal pain with dysphagia. The thyroid was exquisitely tender to palpation. She was treated with L-thyroxine and the pain resolved within 4 weeks. This is the first report documenting pain in the thyroid as a feature of post-partum thyroiditis.
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