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A 26-year-old male asked:

Tsh, t3, (liothyronine) and t4 levels normal. thyroglobulin antibody high (1.7 iu/ml). small goiter with two <6mm nodules. 26y/o male. what to screen for?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
See: An endocrinologist to well direct your care, or your primary doctor can guide you, limited information that you provided and limited platform to discuss your problem without full history and physical examination, goodluck,
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Dr. Ira Katz
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endocrinology 26 years experience
US To Tell/More Info: I would want to know the true TSH (and T3/T4) as well prefer anti TPO Ab over Tg Ab. The worry of course is cancer. What you are describing is very low risk! You need an US (seems already done). 6 mm nodules are monitored unless there are suspicious finding on US, then bx suspicious nodules. If US OK, repeat in 6 mos. If TSH high nl with +Ab can also try course of thyroxine &amp; nod may resolve.
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Last updated Jan 7, 2016


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