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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 answers • 3 doctors weighed in
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.
5.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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.
5.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 21, 2018
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