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A 31-year-old female asked:

Can someone explain my test results? tsh 3.72 t3 1.22 t4 0.83 tpo ab >900 should i be concerned?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Depends on units: "Concerned?" Absolutely -- enough to accept treatment for what I suspect is mild Hashimoto's with some hypothyroidism (low T3 (liothyronine) and T4, normal TSH) if this is micrograms per deciliter for the first two and U/L for the TSH. Anti-TPO is an antibody directed against the thyroid. This stuff is very common and you'll need to accept treatment if you want to keep your health.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Provided original answer
Various labs have various reference ranges. If the thyroid function tests are in the normal range, simply watch -- you have some chance of developing clinically significant autoimmune thyroiditis.
Jan 29, 2015
Dr. Stuart Seigel
Endocrinology 13 years experience
Normal: thyroid function appears to be normal currently. given that your thyroid antibody is positive, you are at a higher risk of eventually becoming hypothyroid. That doesn't mean you will definitely become hypothyroid though. monitor this every 6 months with your doctor.
Dr. Mary David
Dr. Mary David commented
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
And be sure your doctor is aware of this should you become pregnant because the antibodies can cross the placenta
Jan 29, 2015

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