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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.

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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If tpoab and tgab are present but within norm range what does that mean? Does everyone have positive thyroid antibodies? Fluctuating TSH as well.

If tpoab and tgab are present but within norm range what does that mean? Does everyone have positive thyroid antibodies? Fluctuating TSH as well.

Probably early: Thyroid disease. Autoimmune thyroid disease may present with just autoantibodies that you have. These are not normal. Your doctor likely plans to follow your TSH levels and if you develop any signs of thyroid deficiency, s/he will put you on medication.

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I have hashimoto's (hypothyroid and tested positive for thyroid antibodies).I take eltroxin but still had two misscariages. How can I prevent it?

I have hashimoto's (hypothyroid and tested positive for thyroid antibodies).I take eltroxin but still had two misscariages. How can I prevent it?

Stay positive: Miscarriages are more common than many realize. It is discouraging to have had 2 but it still may simply be bad luck. Meanwhile, make sure your thyroid levels are in the normal range. Ideally your TSH should be less than 2 and it does not respond quickly to treatment. It is the thyroid level and not the antibodies that affect your fertility. Then get checked further if you continue to miscarry.

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Positive thyroid antibodies, a TSH of. 5, normal T3 (liothyronine) and normal T4. My mother has Hashimotos. I have hypothyroid symptoms. Dr won't help me. Help!

Positive thyroid antibodies, a TSH of. 5, normal T3 (liothyronine) and normal T4. My mother has Hashimotos. I have hypothyroid symptoms. Dr won't help me. Help!

Well...: Fortunately your thyroid function test are normal! They should be checked about every year Realize, that symptoms of hypothyroidism are similar to depression, or other diseases. You may want to have a serious conversation with your Dr. Or get another one

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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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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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Help please! Is anyone suffering from high levels of thyroid antibodies in their system?

Depends: High levels of thyroid antibodies suggest that your are at risk for thyroid malfunction. It also serves as a marker that you maybe more prone to other autoimmune diseases.

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Thyroid antibodies high, infected rash on shoulder spreading. Connection?

No: Thyroid antibodies are simply a marker of possibly having autoimmune thyroid disease. It has no relationship to bacterial infections or other rashes.

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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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Thyroid antibodies di they fluctuate when levels are normal?

Antibodies: The level fluctuates and it may not necessarily follow disease activity or thyroid level.

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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"?

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

Dr. Melissa Haglund
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