A 33-year-old female asked:
Can you have normal tsh levels & test positive for antibodies? could thyriod antibodies be why weight & hair loss?
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Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
No: These problems may happen only if your thyroid function is abnormal. The presence of thyroid antibodies does not necessarily mean that you have an active disease but you are more at risk in developing thyroid problem or another autoimmune disease because of it.
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