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A 23-year-old female asked:

23 yrs old f; thyroid peroxidase 13 (norm); thyroglobulin, antibody 3.0 (high); tsh 10.850 (high); nomal t3 (liothyronine) & t4. hashimotos? possible thyroid cancer

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Dr. Hassan Arshad
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 18 years experience
Possible to 1st : Thyroglobulin is a test that is helpful after someone has surgery for the most common thyroid cancer. Thyroid function tests can test how well your thyroid is working. If there is concern for cancer it is helpful to get a thyroid ultrasound and then a biopsy if clinically indicated.
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Dr. Philip Kern
Dr. Philip Kern commented
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Cancer does not usually present as hypothyroidism, but as a mass, or a lump. The TPO antibody is not perfect. You still may have Hashimotos, or some other form of thyroiditis. Talk to your Endocrinologist. If your TSH continues to rise, or FT4 falls, you should probably take thyroid replacement.
Feb 7, 2014
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