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What is thyroid antibodies treatment ?And how can we prevent misscariage ?

What is thyroid antibodies treatment ?And how can we prevent misscariage ?

Typically, you don't: If you have grave's than you have to monitor the fetus for a goiter during the 2nd trimester via ultrasound and the mother may need to be treated with additional Methimazole (antithyroid medication). If you have hashimoto's than you will have to monitor the mother's thyroid levels to make sure it is adequately replaced. You don't usually treat the antibody levels. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Hives (Definition)

Also known as urticaria, hives are an outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). Hives vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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My TSH levels are 4.67.I am on 25mcg levothyroxin.Doc said its hashimoto's.Should I ask to check my thyroid antibodies too?or the treatment is same?

My TSH levels are 4.67.I am on 25mcg levothyroxin.Doc said its hashimoto's.Should I ask to check my thyroid antibodies too?or the treatment is same?

Same treatment: If you are/were hypothyroid and are doing well on replacement medication, knowing the status of your auto-antibodies is not going to change the course of treatment. ...Read more

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Do i need treatment if my TSH 7.69 high normal free T4 and free T3 (liothyronine) and elevated thyroid antibodies?

Do i need  treatment if my TSH 7.69 high normal  free T4 and free T3 (liothyronine) and elevated thyroid antibodies?

Yes: Tsh 7.69 with high tpo is not "high normal" but high and indicates hypothyroidism. Having high tpo indicates autoimmune or hashimoto's thyroiditis. I suggest adding selenium zinc b complex and vitamin c and iodine and avoiding gluten for a month and rechecking levels in a month. If no change then you might need thyroid supplementation. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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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If i had thyroid antibodies, would my reverse t3 (liothyronine) also be elevated?

If i had thyroid antibodies, would my reverse t3 (liothyronine) also be elevated?

Not necessarily: Thyroid antibodies put you at risk for thyroid deficiency and you should consult your doctor to ascertain if you should be taking thyroid supplement. ...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