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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both are autoimmune : Both conditions are autoimmune disorders. Hashimoto thyroditis can be easily manageable, lupus is not... ...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
Currently have Strep F (have had B & C), have Hashimotos, seizures, possible lupus. Why do i keep getting these? What could be an Underlying illness?
How common is it to get a false positive for lupus while pregnant. I also have hashimotos got a + double stranded DNA very high ?
What definitive lab test can r/o or confirm lupus while prego? + hashimotos , also + ana, +double stranded DNA . How do I determine a true yes or no?
See details: First of all, see a rheumatologist if you have not done so already. While an ANA can often be positive in hashimoto's it is much more unusual for the dna to be positive. Since you do not list your symptoms, it is impossible to offer a more specific opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can hashimoto make you feel going pain and fatigue and headache? Or it must be somerhing elde (lupus, Ra, etc)?
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
TSH is 5.21 FT4 and FT3 are normal Having symptoms of low thyroid, have well controlled lupus, hashimotos runs in my family Treat with meds or watch?
Hypothyroidism: An elevated TSH and normal FT4 is possibly due to subclinical hypothyroidism. What type of symptoms are you having exactly? Your doctor should check basic blood work to make sure there is no other explanation for your symptoms. A good physical exam of your thyroid to reveal any nodules, or goiter is very important. Thyroiditis is definitely a possibility. ...Read more
Hashimotos. Ana + anti-ssa/ro. Stiff, painful, swollen joints + raynauds. Doc says it's "lupoid arthritis". Is this lupus? He gave me plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200mg
Sounds consistent: The joint complaints and positive lab markers are consistent with lupus. The fact that raynaud's is present and you have an autoimmune thyroid condition help cinch the diagnosis of an autoimmune arthritis. In addition to standard treatments like Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) there are other interventions like diet and supplements to help decrease the dose of rx meds. A practitioner of integrative medicine can help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have 4 auto immune diseases. Fibromialgia, candida, hashimotoes, lupus. Where can I go for help?
Rheumatologist: You must see a rheumatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Uncertain: When more than one autoimmune disorder occurs in a person, it is often called mixed connective tissue disease. The combination however is not well defined but lupus is always included. In a Norwegian study, the prevalence was 3.8/100,000. http://ard.bmj.com/content/70/6/1047.short ...Read more
Research: I can get you started. Most folks have the signs and symptoms of anyone with hyperthyroidism at the beginning. At some point these folks usually develope hypothyroidism and the signs and sympotms of that. Research the signs and symptoms of both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Thyroid antibodies: Hashimoto's disease is a condition in which antibodies are directed toward the thyroid. This often results in underactivity of the thyroid. Untreated, this can cause fatigue, modest weight gain, dry skin, constipation, and other symptoms associated with a slowing of the metabolism. These symptoms all resolve with replacement of thyroid hormone. ...Read more
Hashimoto's: Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune disease of the thyroid, the most common cause for low thyroid. Antibodies that diagnose it (thyroglobulin and thyroid peroxidase), are surrogate markers and are not resonsible for the damage that occurs in the thyroid. It is a lymphocyctic infiltrate that causes thyroid damage.You can have markers for this and not be hypothyroid now, or indefinite years. ...Read more