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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. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Intravenous Immunoglobulin (Definition)

Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is a way to provide antibodies to children with documented immune deficiencies and to treat other problems involving the immune system, such as Kawasaki disease. It has also been suggested as a treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders based on the idea that fetal brain development is related to the prenatal immune response, but there is little data ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 wont 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 wont 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 ...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.

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. ...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. ...Read more

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Does high thyroid antibodies lead to autoamuine d/o?

Does high thyroid antibodies lead to autoamuine d/o?

Other way around: An autoimmune disorder is the reason for anti-thyroid antibodies. It doesn't mean you'll get other autoimmune diseases, however. Autoimmune thyroiditis is associated with other autoimmune diseases, but more often than not, people don't go on to develop others. ...Read more

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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. ...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


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