Thyroididtis can indeed cause hypothyroidism
thanks for the follow up question. Indeed, a previous episode of thyroiditis
can be associated with hypothyroidism, such as Hashimoto's disease. The position of the thyroid gland is not as important, unless it is causing compression of nearby structures (like an intra-thoracic goiter
); very likely, although not a surgeon, your endocrinologist
would be the best to determine if there is any if at all need to contemplate surgery; by far, endocrinologists see and examine more thyroid glands than anyone else.
Hope this helps, wish you the best