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A 34-year-old female asked:

How does the doc know that my hypothyroidism was caused by hasimoto's? i had an ultrasound done (no nodules), and tsh blood test, then he concluded.

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Hashimoto's test: Hashimoto's (h) disease is an autoimmune disorder. Your doctor sent off your blood for TSH as well as antibodies against thyroid peroxidase. These are abnormal antibodies seen in h. You doctor made the diagnosis of h in your case based on the positive test for thyroid peroxidase antibodies. Ask your physician for confirmation of this.
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