A Case of Subacute Thyroiditis Presenting with Oligomenorrhea
Hannah Short*, Anthony Mander and Jane Wilkinson
West Suffolk Hospital, Newmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom
- *Corresponding Author:
- Hannah Short
West Suffolk Hospital
Hardwick Lane, Bury St. Edmunds
Suffolk, IP33 2QZ, United Kingdom
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Received date: September 06, 2015; Accepted date: September 29, 2015; Published date: October 10, 2015
Citation: Short H, Mander A, Wilkinson J (2015) A Case of Subacute Thyroiditis Presenting with Oligomenorrhea. Gynecol Obstet (Sunnyvale) 5:325. doi:10.4172/ 2161-0932.1000325
Copyright: © 2015 Hannah Short, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Subacute thyroiditis is usually associated with a prodromal flu-like illness and neck pain, with variable enlargement of the thyroid gland. In this case, a 43-year-old woman presented to her GP with a two year history of oligomenorrhoea and an initial suspicion of the perimenopause. Further investigation, however, revealed deranged thyroid function tests and, subsequently, a history of neck pain. The patient's condition resolved of its own accord, and her menstrual cycle began to regulate once again. Thyroid function tests are standard baseline investigations in oligomenorrhoea in primary care and, yet, in this case they had not been undertaken.