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A 46-year-old female asked:

Thyroid antibodies are high, my free t4 low, tsh & free t3 (liothyronine) in normal range, on whole thyroid yet exp 2-4lb weight fluctuation & hair loss- what next?

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Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Imaging: If not done so, proper imaging of the thyroid is indicated, including ultrasound and nuclear thyroid uptake scan. You may be suffering from hashimoto's thyroiditis, an immunologic condition that affects your thyroid gland causing inflammation and often leads to an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism). Hashimoto's disease is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States.
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See Gp : Whole thyroid is not a recommended treatment. Switching over to thyroxine tablets should help . Please consult with your GP .

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