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Hashimoto Test Results
I have been treated for hashimotos for 10 years. I got vaccines and a flu shot recently. Can this cause a fluctuation in my thyroid test results?
Hashimoto thyroidi: Thyroid function tests can fluctuate by themselves. It should be transient. So glad you got the flu shot. It protects you against a subset of the flu strains out there. You are also protecting people around you, especially infants and the elderly from those same strains. ...Read more
Can you help interpret these lab test results? I have a family history of Hashimoto's Disease: T4 total 8.6 TSH. 762 mIU/L and a t3 (liothyronine) uptake of 33%
Thyroid tests: The units of the t4 test and the lab range matter. If mcg. Dl, your tests look to be in normal range. Usually, TSH, free t4, free t3 (liothyronine) are tested. It also helps to know what medications a patient is taking that could affect levels of thyroxine and whether a patient is pregnant. If a + fam history of Hashimoto's, autoimmune antibodies ATA, TPO may be present. ...Read more
Hi, I wnt to get to the root of why my test result :ige > 790. I have hashimotos and heavy metals. Would you have suggestions/tests to help me?
See your doctor: These are lab findings that require a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after obtaining this informstion, can he/she adequately diagnose and treat you. ...Read more
Waiting on results from celiac blood test. How do you get celiac? Are you born with it or can you develop it later in life? 26y/o f with hashimotos.
Diagnosed with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and Hashimoto’s. Recently referred to metabolic clinic. Plasma Amino Acid Results: LOW Glutamic Acid, LOW Proline, and NO Hydroxyproline. Any recommendations for further tests, tx or diagnodid? Thank you.
Additional tests: I'm not sure if these have already been done but you could also get an allergen panel and testing for gluten insensitivity/celiac disease. Metabolic testing is probably the last area that's unexplored, which is usually the case in the scenario you're describing. Hope this helps ...Read more
Want to ask md for a cardiac CRP test...Will result likely be high because of my positive hashimoto's dx?
Prob not: CRP is a measure of inflammation. If your thyroid were acutely inflamed and tender by your hashi, then that may elevate crp. But it sounds like your hashi has already burned out your thyroid. A CRP is easy to do, but will not tell you much more than you already know, based on risk factors (abdominal obesity, hypertension, glucose tolerance, lipids, family history). ...Read more
My parathyroid test result was 6. I have symptoms (tingling & more) & hashimoto's but dr says it doesn't mean anything. Do u agree?
Probably: If your PTH level is significantly low, seizures are usually present, so your symptoms may be associated with another underlying disorder or deficiency. Continue the on-going evaluation with your doctor, as the results of some tests may lead to the ordering of other tests and referrals to other doctors. ...Read more
Negative ANA levels. High TBO tests (118 iu/ml). Negative TSH. Could I still have lupus? So frustrated with my results! Doc says hashimotos.
No but: Why are you not trusting your doctor's conclusion? By the way, did you mean high TPO instead of TBO? Was the TSH negative =zero or normal? None of these tests however pointed to lupus but were compatible with Hashimoto's with still normal thyroid function (normal TSH) eventually leading to hypothyroid status and thus requiring regular follow-up. ...Read more
I had a thyroglobulin antibody test taken and the results were 320. What does this mean? Should I be concerned about lupus, hashimoto's disease or thyroid cancer? I have been diagnosed with hypothyroid and the medicine I have been taking in addition to ve
Hashimoto's you have: You had become hypothyroid because you have hashimoto's thyroiditis, which was confirmed by the elevated thyroglobulin activity. You should not worry about lupus, or other conditions such as cancer. The strongest association with hashimoto's and another autoimmune problem is psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. ...Read more
Yes: Hi, yes, many family practitioners are very comfortable and capable of perfectly diagnosing and treating Hashimoto's. If not, he/she will refer you to someone who is. Good luck! ...Read more
I have symptoms of hashimotos disease but blood test showed normal levels. I've hade high levels before. What other test should be done?
Thyroid antibodie: Check thyroid antibodies (especially thyroid peroxidase antibodies). If this is positive, then you have autoimmune thyroid disease and should be treated adequately. If it is negative, then I would open up the work up and look at other causes for your complaints. ...Read more
THYROIDITIS: N this condition, typically there is aggressive destruction of thyroid cells by various cell- and antibody-mediated immune processes (in contrast to the stimulatory effect seen in Graves' disease). It is not yet understood why this occurs. TSH levels; this is a sensitive test of thyroid function. Thyroid autoantibodies - anti-thyroid peroxidase (anti-TPO). http://patient. Info/doctor/hashimotos-thyroiditis ...Read more
Can you have hashimotos but th1 th2 immunity is balanced? My tpo is high but immunity test shows normal
Hashimoto's: You can certainly have the antibodies which would suggest an antibody-mediated thyroid disease, but that disease may not be manifesting itself. Yet. If the antibodies are there, the condition may very well be on the horizon. The thyroid function tests will be the ones to tell you that it's time to treat. ...Read more
Several: To test for hypothyroidism, regardless of cause, the best test is a TSH level to determine if the pituitary is making high levels of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) to try to get the thyroid to make more thyroid hormone. Sometimes a thyroid hormone level is done as well. An antibody test (tpo antibody) can show if there are antibodies attacking the thyroid, as seen in hashimoto's thyroiditis. ...Read more
I had a thyriod test and my thyroid peroxidase reading was 60.6 is there a chance that I could have hashimotos.?
Autoimmune thyroid: Hashimoto's disease is autoimmune condition where immune system attacks own thyroid gland with antibodies (abs) and white blood cells. This eventually leads to damage in thyroid gland and inadequate thyroid hormone production. The earliest blood test that diagnoses hashimoto disease is high levels of abs such as anti-thyroid peroxidase or anti-thyroglobulin abs, even before thyroid hormone is low. ...Read more
NO: See an endocrinologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hypothyroidism: Needing replacement therapy later in the course of the disease. ...Read more
No: Ama (anti-mitochondrial antibody) is usually ordered in cases of a liver disease such as primary biliary cirrhosis. Hashimoto's autoantibodies are different. Ana, in case, you made a typo, isn't ordered either, but rather if suspicion exists for lupus, dermatomyasitis, sjogren's, etc. ...Read more
Yes: It can be picked up on a blood test but your doctor has to specifically order the test called thyroid peroxidase antibodies (tpo antibodies). ...Read more
Complex.: Pregnancy will raise thyroglobulin values, necessitating an increase in total thyroid production. If hashimoto's is present, thyroid function must be assessed by free T3 (liothyronine) values and TSH during pregnancy to avoid low thyroid. Many women will develop a goiter during pregnancy, but this is physiologic. But it is imperative to constantly moniter thyroid function of the mother, or the fetus can be hurt. ...Read more
Euthyroid Hashimoto's, (POF as a result), seriously symptomatic. Dr won't treat yet. TPO 184. Can't live w/ the symptoms, getting frustrated.
Second opinion: Is clearly warranted. Especially if you really can't live with first physician's approach. Explain that this is your situation and ask for a referral to a colleague. ...Read more
Tested positive just couple weeks ago for hashimotos now positive ana also, been feeling horrible does it mean I have lupus? Any further tests? Help
Can + ANA of 1:1280 speckled be solely the reslt of hving hashimotos? Or depnding on other symptms, is it likely to be from anther autoimmune disease?
Related: ANA of 1:1280 speckled pattern could develop in relation to many autoimmune conditions including hashimoto's disease. It is not specific to a certain condition, however. Could you have another autoimmune condition in addition to hashimoto's? Possible, but this ANA does not necessarily point to that. ...Read more
Differences: Autoimmune disease is a general term to refer to multiple causes of inflammation often caused by a molecule in your body attacking some organ- such as your thyroid, pancreas, liver, or muscles. Hashimoto's disease is one form of an autoimmune disease leading to inflammation in the thyroid. In general, thyroid peroxidase antibody is a marker helpful in diagnose hashimoto's disease. ...Read more
I am a 34, mom of an 8 mo baby, have all the symptoms of hashimotos tyroiditis. How can I test for it? And treat it?
TSH: It sounds like you have symptoms that you feel may represent hypothyroidism. This could be due to hashimoto's thyroiditis, but in your case it also could be "postpartum thyroiditis." the first step is to measure a TSH to determine if you are hypothyroid, and then to determine the cause. ...Read more
Have hashimotos and nodules. Am gluten free. Dec results and (feb) WBC 3.3 (3.8); cholesterol 240 (227); TSH. 39 (1.48); tpo-ab 258 (219). Help! ?
We treat a lot of hashimotos
our patients all get food sensitivity testing as any autoimmune is associated with leaky gut. The also go gluten and dairy free. We use immune modulators to help modulate the immune system. We also get heavy metal testing on all of our autoimmune patients. We also make sure that their vitamin d level is optimal (60-100) check for viruses with low wbc. ...Read more
A blood test has shown thyroid peroxidase ab is 62.8 ku/l does this raise mean I have hashimoto’s?
Not necessarily...: The first question is why was the test done? If because of abn thyroid labs &/or an abn thyroid ultrasound I would be highly suspicious. Although this value is tech elev it is only min so. This COULD be early Hashimoto's, but values with active Hashimoto's are often as high as the thousands. Diff labs also have diff ways of measuring TPO & can give mildly abn values at times. Need more info... ...Read more