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Does high thyroid antibodies lead to autoamuine d/o?

Does high thyroid antibodies lead to autoamuine d/o?

It can: It certainly can. You need to have other values such as tsh, t4, free T3 (liothyronine) and thyroid binding globulin to fully assess. Also, if you're symptomatic in some way, this factors in as well. Please discuss fully with the physician who ordered the test! Good luck.

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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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I want to check if I have thyroid antibodies? What is the basic test for the same? I would go to d advanced tests after I confirm the basic one.

I want to check if I have thyroid antibodies? What is the basic test for the same? I would go to d advanced tests after I confirm the basic one.

Let doctor pick: It would be prudent to consult a doctor before you get the tests done as you may not need any. In case you do need, your doctor should pick the tests, based on your thyroid function test results and family history.

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I want to check if I have thyroid antibodies? What is the basic test for the same? I would go to d advanced tests after I confirm the basic one.

I want to check if I have thyroid antibodies? What is the basic test for the same? I would go to d advanced tests after I confirm the basic one.

Yes, standard: blood test is antithyroid microsomal antibodies (also called anti-TPO), thyrotropin receptor antibodies (TRAbs) and thyroglobulin antibodies. Mainly the first. Further studies would be thyroid hormone levels and examination of the thyroid probably involving biopsy.

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I have thyroid goiter with positive thyroid antibodies; eurothyroid. Does this mean have autoimmune d/o?

I have thyroid goiter with positive thyroid antibodies; eurothyroid. Does this mean have autoimmune d/o?

Not necessarily: Euthyroid means that at the moment you do not have biochemical hypo or hyperthyroidism. Not everyone with positive thyroid antibodies develops autoimmune thyroid disease. However, given that we know that your antibodies are positive, I would have your thyroid tests monitored regularly. How often depends on your doctors opinion. I monitor people like you twice early.

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Can high thyroid antibodies go low?

Normal: They are normal when they are low. There is no virtue in having any autoimmune antibody present.

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What does a thyroid antibodies tests consist of?

What does a thyroid antibodies tests consist of?

Antibody test: This is a blood test for antibodies that mediate thyroid inflammation.

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Why would my thyroid antibodies test be negative?

Autoimmune thyroid: Anti-tpo antibodies are usually elevated in people with hashimotos thyroiditis and often with graves disease. However, the test is not perfect, and is sometimes negative, even if you have hashi. Also, some labs don't perform the test well. See your endocrinologist.

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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.

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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?

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What are normal levels of thyroid antibodies?

What are normal levels of thyroid antibodies?

Thyroid antibodies: These usually are performed by commercial labs. They give the normal ranges - usually less than 20 units.

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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.

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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.

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What does it mean to have negative thyroid antibodies?

The body...: Is not attacking its own thyroid; some people have these antibodies which means it is attacking its own thyroid.

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Eliminating wheat products in diet will reduce my thyroid antibodies? Will thyroid cells will regrow after attacked by antibodies?

I doubt it: Please forgive my frankness. If you have autoimmune thyroid disease, you've got a long-term medical problem that's not going to managed by trying to treat a lab value. Your life depends on replacing or suppressing your thyroid hormone levels. You do yourself a disservice by reading websites by anti-gluten militants. You're free to try but remember the levels fluctuate anyway.

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My thyroid antibodies are high what does this mean..........I have hypothyroidism?

See below: The fact that your antibodies are high suggests they are attcking your thyroid if so then you may become hypothyrpoid but you need to be carefully followed so as to see what is to happen.

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Can someone have high thyroid antibodies results and not have hashimoto's or any other "illness"?

Can someone have high thyroid antibodies results and not have hashimoto's or any other "illness"?

By definition: By definition someone who has anti-thyroid antibodies carries a diagnosis of hashimoto's thyroiditis. That doesn't mean that thyroid function is always affected. However, in patients with high anti-thyroid antibodies we monitor thyroid function with blood work as the risk for developing thyroid dysfunction is higher.

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If I bring my thyroid antibodies down to almost 0, does that mean that my hashimotos will be in "remission? "

Not likeky: To occur. Hashimoto's can, like all "autoimmune" disorders wax and wane. So a score of zero could just be a normal variant. HRS, MD, FACC

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Is it possible for thyroid antibodies to reduce right after a month after delivery and could the hypothyroid symptoms go away (only) for that while?

Yes: The level of antithyroid ab varies often. If you are in the early stage of the disease, the thyroid may even get overactive before it turns underactive. Thus the answer would be yes.

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