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My mom had her thyroid removed and anti bodies not thyroid antibodies have been found in her blood what does this mean? Is this life threatening?

My mom had her thyroid removed and anti bodies not thyroid antibodies have been found in her blood what does this mean? Is this life threatening?

More information: Hi. Why did she have her thyroid removed? Usually that's for thyroid cancer. EVERYONE has antibodies in their blood! If she doesn't have thyroid autoantibodies, then she didn't have autoimmune thyroid disease. If it was thyroid cancer, then not having thyroglobulin antibodies means her thyroglobulin can be followed as a tumor marker. Your statement and question is a little unclear. Care 2 clarify? ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Haglund
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Thyroid Antibodies (Definition)

Thyroid antibodies are autoantibodies that are found in 7% of the general population. They attack the thyroid. They are increased in hoshimoto's thyroiditis and 14% of patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria have ...Read more


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Is it possible to have both rapid heart rate and anti-thyroid antibodies?

Is it possible to have both rapid heart rate and anti-thyroid antibodies?

Yes: The two aren't necessarily related entities unless your thyroid function tests suggest that your thyroid is overactive. Antithyroid antibodies can cause a transient hyperthyroidism sometimes. However, if your thyroid function tests are normal then something else is causing your rapid heart rate. ...Read more

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6 months postpartum low TSH and thyroid antibodies found.Tsh went back to normal 2 months later. Hashimotos? Or just postpartum thyroiditis?

6 months postpartum low TSH and thyroid antibodies found.Tsh went back to normal 2 months later. Hashimotos? Or just  postpartum thyroiditis?

Probably: Postpartum, but doesn't really matter if lab returned to normal. It will obviously need to be monitored on an on-going basis as it could change in the future, particularly during a future pregnancy. ...Read more

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My TSH fluctuates goes to 5.5 with 12.5 mcg comes down to .27 on 25mcg. anti thyroid antibodies +ve. how to titrate.only hair loss no hypothyroid symp?

My TSH fluctuates goes to 5.5 with 12.5 mcg comes down to .27 on 25mcg. anti thyroid antibodies +ve. how to titrate.only hair loss no hypothyroid symp?

Dosing: Hi. Most systems are not that sensitive! I would suggest trying 12.5 mcg on even days of the month and 25 mcg on odd days of the mont. This will give you an average daily dose of 18.75 mcg, and should give you a nice, normal TSH. But to reiterate, most systems are not that sensitive. Make sure you're well equilibrated (dose at least 6 weeks) before testing. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with thyroid antibodies and I feel really unwell I also have rhumatoid is the antibodies making things worse ?

I have been diagnosed with thyroid antibodies  and I feel really unwell I also have rhumatoid  is the antibodies making things worse ?

Maybe: Thyroid antibodies do not alone constitute a disease and do not cause symptoms per se. Unless there is thyroid dysfunction antibodies are not making you feel worse. There is no overlap between RA and thyroid disease. True thyroid disease may make any disease seem worse. ...Read more

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I have high thyroid antibodies?

High thyroid antibod: Doctor must have suspected that you have thyroid didease, why this test was ordered.He/she must have orderedt3, t4, and tsh mild to moderate thyroid antibodies rise may found in auto immune and thyroid diseases, thyroid cancer, type1 diabetes, rhematoid arthritis, pernicious anemia, and auto immune collagen vascular disease high level in hashimoto thyroiditis and graves disease.Risk for hypothy/hyperth. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: thyroid antibodies?

What is the definition or description of: thyroid antibodies?

Autoantibodies: Thyroid antibodies are autoantibodies that are found in 7% of the general population. They attack the thyroid. They are increased in hoshimoto's thyroiditis and 14% of patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria have these antibodies as well. ...Read more

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Do you need to fast for thyroid antibodies test?

Do you need to fast for thyroid antibodies test?

Thyroid antibodies: No . Fasting is not necessary for thyroid tests of any kind. You only need to fast for tests affected by your blood glucose-related hormones, like your blood sugar test and your lipid profile ; even the lipid profile can be done non- fasting, some experts say nowadays. ...Read more

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What symptoms can high thyroid antibodies cause?

What symptoms can high thyroid antibodies cause?

Autoimmunity: If you have anti-thyroid antibodies, two (2) things may happen, depending on the site of action. If the antibodies stimulate the TSH receptor, this would lead to grave's disease, which implies a hyper functioning gland. In the other scenario, the antibodies may participate in the destruction of the gland, thereby causing hypothyroidism. ...Read more

Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more


Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more