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A 37-year-old female asked:

Tpo is 274 iu/ml (rr 0-9). is it automatically a diagnosis of hashimotos if tsh normal? can antibodies alone cause symptoms? extensive tests reveal no other cause. whatever is making me feel bad seems to fall outside current medical knowledge, sadly?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
If your thyroid function is normal, the antibodies per se do not cause symptoms. However, presence of one auto-immune antibody should prompt search for other autoantibodies that may be causing additional disorders. Visit this site for info and talk to your doctor: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000816.htm
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