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A 55-year-old female asked:

Does a thyroid peroxidase ab result of 484.0 confirm hashimoto's? i have been diagnosed as hypothyroid and my synthroid (thyroxine) was just upped to 75mcg/day.

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: The thyroid peroxidase antibody is positive. You have hashimoto's thyroid disease. Keep close contact with your physician and get your labs checked as recommended while on the synthroid (thyroxine).
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Dr. Daniel Sudilovsky
Pathology 30 years experience
Probably: Elevated tpo and low thyroid function are clinical signs of hashimoto's. The best literature indicates genetic susceptibility as most likely cause. Link to "toxins" weak at best, though they sell a lot of non-peer reviewed books and supplements. A competent endocrinologist can keep your levels in range and monitor you as there is an increase risk of some cancers (though still uncommon).
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Last updated Oct 11, 2020

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