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A 38-year-old female asked:

Why and how can a person have high thyroid antibodies (hashimotos), hypothyroid symptoms but normal tsh, t3 (liothyronine) and t4? how does the body pull this off?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Thyroiditis: Antithyroid antibodies only suggest that there is an autoimmune reaction towards the thyroid. It takes a fair amount of destruction of the thyroid gland to affect its function.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
It tells you that:: Symptoms of hypothyroid are common in other disease states-ie: are non-specific. And antibodies can be present but not injure thyroid enough to increase or decrease thyroid hormone release see md to find out cause of your symptoms.
Last updated Sep 21, 2018

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