Our expert says:
Fiona, inflammation of the thyroid means that something caused the thyroid to swell (viruses, etc) and that this is causing an underactive thyroid. There is a host of different causes for hypothyroidism (under active thyroid), but before you try to figure out what the cause is, first make sure that you actually have hypothyroidism. The easiest would be to have blood taken for a thyroid function test and see what it Says. Good Luck.
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