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Thyroid Antibodies Shingles Epstein Barr
Why would my epstein barr virus continue to be high. Don't test positive for mono, it has been pn high side for over a year? Is this worrisome
EBV: If you mean your antibody titers are high this is not uncommon and may stay that way for lifetime. It also depends upon which component of the EBV the antibodies are forming to, and also whether these are IgG or IgM antibodies. These tests are not easy to interpret and in the absent of symptoms would not worry about them. ...Read more
The epstein–barr virus (ebv) is a virus in the herpesvirus family and is one of the most common viruses in humans. Ebv is best known as the cause of infectious mononucleosis, and infection with ebv occurs by the oral transfer of saliva and/or genital secretions, hence the moniker "the kissing disease". In the us, about 90 to 95 percent of all adults have ...Read more
I had all the blood tests, thyroid antibodies, I tested negative for EBV about 11 month ago but had the Virus in about 1985. My doctor does not know.?
Had shingles twice&"reactivated mono" twice currently showing epstein barr virus elevated now also have spleen that is 13 CM & low thyroid? What is it
Complicated: It is possible, but unlikely, that all of these things are necessarily related. If you truly had ebv infection (serology may be difficult to interpret), the splenic size may be related to this. Would strongly recommend that you see a primary care physician and be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypothyroid: Until proven otherwise with this history. If you have not had complete thyroid function testing (not just TSH but also T3, T4, REVERSE T3) in addition to repeat anti- thyroid antibodies you should forcefully request that these be done. You should also measure your axillary temperature before arising every day for one week and keep a record of it to show your doc. See your Mom's endo if GP resis ...Read more
My thyroid antibodies test came back as 10.6 (should be less than 1.8) I have been diagnosed with Graves. Should l be concerned about my results?
Thyroid antibodies: You do not say which antibodies are positive. TPO antibodies are found in either Graves or Hashimotos. TSI is part of Graves. Either way, antibodies don't impact the treatment plan. If you are hyperthyroid (elevated FT4) then you need treatment, typically medications, radioactive iodine, or surgery. Talk to your Endocrinologist about the options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Blood work: Your doctor can order these blood tests. ...Read more
The body...: Is not attacking its own thyroid; some people have these antibodies which means it is attacking its own thyroid. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)
A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more