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Elevated thyroid antibody. But normal thyroid level? Is medicine needed?

Elevated thyroid antibody. But normal thyroid level? Is medicine needed?

Not yet: Anti thyroid antibodies are a sign that your immune system is attacking your thyroid gland. Over time, your gland may fail and them you will require thyroid hormone replacement. Your physician should check your TSH level periodically. When TSH starts to rise, consider medication. Antithyroid antibodies raise your risk of having infertility issues. Make sure your ob/gyn is aware of this. ...Read more

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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


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I have high thyroid antibodies?

I have high thyroid antibodies?

High thyroid antibod: Doctor must have suspected that you have thyroid didease, why this test was ordered.He/she must have orderedt3, t4, and tsh mild to moderate thyroid antibodies rise may found in auto immune and thyroid diseases, thyroid cancer, type1 diabetes, rhematoid arthritis, pernicious anemia, and auto immune collagen vascular disease high level in hashimoto thyroiditis and graves disease.Risk for hypothy/hyperth. ...Read more

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Can high thyroid antibodies go low?

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 are normal levels of thyroid antibodies?

What are normal levels of thyroid antibodies?

Thyroid antibodies: These usually are performed by commercial labs. They give the normal ranges - usually less than 20 units. ...Read more

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Do you need to fast for thyroid antibodies test?

Do you need to fast for thyroid antibodies test?

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

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What symptoms can high thyroid antibodies cause?

What symptoms can high thyroid antibodies cause?

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

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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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Microsomal antibody thyroid : 63. What does this mean?

Microsomal antibody thyroid : 63. What does this mean?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, if the value is higher than the normal level in the lab in which the test was done, it carries a risk of thyroid deficiency. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003556.htm ...Read more

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What does it mean to have negative thyroid antibodies?

The body...: Is not attacking its own thyroid; some people have these antibodies which means it is attacking its own thyroid. ...Read more

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What are normal results for a microsomal thyroid antibody?

What are normal results for a microsomal thyroid antibody?

Autoimmune thyroid: Negative or less than detectable threshold. Repeat testing may be necessary to confirm negative or positive results. ...Read more

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Why would I need a microsomal thyroid antibody level test?

Why would I need a microsomal thyroid antibody level test?

You don't: A newer test is a tpo ab which is positive in 85% of people with hashimoto's and grave"s. ...Read more

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Thyroid antibodies di they fluctuate when levels are normal?

Antibodies: The level fluctuates and it may not necessarily follow disease activity or thyroid level. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: thyroid antibodies?

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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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

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Can you still be hypo after testing negative for thyroid antibodies? Is there something else I should be looking at? US thyroid done.

Not your thyroid: Though you did not mention this, I am assuming your doctor checked your thyroid hormone level and a TSH and that they were fine. Even if you did have thyroid antibodies, that would not make you hypothyroid but would just slightly increase the risk that you could become hypothyroid in the future. I would stop worrying about your thyroid and discuss with your doctor other causes for your symptoms ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with thyroid antibodies and I feel really unwell I also have rhumatoid is the antibodies making things worse ?

Maybe: Thyroid antibodies do not alone constitute a disease and do not cause symptoms per se. Unless there is thyroid dysfunction antibodies are not making you feel worse. There is no overlap between RA and thyroid disease. True thyroid disease may make any disease seem worse. ...Read more

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Dr. Referring me to an endo. because my TPO antibody test came back 26 rather than <21 is this indicating something? Have thyroid symptoms too.

Dr. Referring me to an endo. because my TPO antibody test came back 26 rather than <21 is this indicating something? Have thyroid symptoms too.

Need full panel.: The presence of these antibodies does not obligate you to have a problem with your thyroid, now or even in the future. But you do need a full set of thyroid blood tests if you are symptomatic. This would be TSH, total T4, free T4, total T3 and T3 uptake. Perhaps a thyroid ultrasound and scan. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more