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Does it make sense to have all normal thyroid levels but still have high antibodies (hashimotos) 137? I'm confused

Does it make sense to have all normal thyroid levels but still have high antibodies (hashimotos) 137? I'm confused

Yes, it is a process: Autoimmune thyroiditis (Hashimoto's) is a process where your immune system is attacking your thyroid. At first your thyroid can get stimulated and you produce too much thyroid hormone (T4), then it can balance out and your T4 is normal. Towards the end your immune system destroys enough of your thyroid gland and your T4 levels begin to drop below normal until you don't produce any. Normal is good ...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


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Hashimotos, thyroid function stable while off Medes past 12 months, antibodies really high, still get symptoms and swelling of thyroid?

Hashimotos, thyroid function stable while off Medes past 12 months, antibodies really high, still get symptoms and swelling of thyroid?

That's not uncommon: Hi. Hashimoto's defined by thyroid autoantibodies, with or without a goiter, and normal thyroid function is fairly commonly seen (when it's looked for, that is). The degree of elevation of autoantibodies does not imply how soon thyroid function will begin to be lost. I recommend just follow your thyroid function periodically and anytime new symptoms arise. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can someone have high thyroid antibodies results and not have hashimoto's or any other "illness"?

Can someone have high thyroid antibodies results and not have hashimoto's or any other "illness"?

By definition : By definition someone who has anti-thyroid antibodies carries a diagnosis of hashimoto's thyroiditis. That doesn't mean that thyroid function is always affected. However, in patients with high anti-thyroid antibodies we monitor thyroid function with blood work as the risk for developing thyroid dysfunction is higher. ...Read more

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I have hashimotos and i just got my bloodwork .Thyroglobulin is way high and I have no antibodies. Is this a sign i might have thyroid cancer?

I have hashimotos and i just got my bloodwork .Thyroglobulin is way high and I have no antibodies. Is this a sign i might have thyroid cancer?

See your doc: Thyroglobulin is only made by thyroid cells. All an elevated thyroglobulin tells you is that you have "something" going on with your thyroid. It could just be inflammation, but you can't know until more tests are done. This test is not a sensitive or specific test for diagnosing thyroid cancer. See an endocrinologist to find out more. ...Read more

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I have hashimotos, on armour thyroid, tsh, ft3, ft4 is normal but antibodies are high. I have lots of symptoms. How can I get my antibodies down?

I have hashimotos, on armour thyroid, tsh, ft3, ft4 is normal but antibodies are high. I have lots of symptoms. How can I get my antibodies down?

Do not treat antibod: Hashimoto's is an autoimmune disorder of the thyroid. Although many people have hypothyroidism, they can have normal thyroid function initially, as you do. Your symptoms are not likely to be related to your thyroid. High thyroid antibodies are simply an indicator of having autoimmune thyroid disease, it has nothing to do with the course of the disorder. Trying to treat the antibodies will not help. ...Read more

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Why and how can a person have high thyroid antibodies (hashimotos), hypothyroid symptoms but normal tsh, T3 (liothyronine) and t4? How does the body pull this off?

Why  and how can a person have high thyroid antibodies (hashimotos), hypothyroid symptoms but normal tsh, T3 (liothyronine) and t4? How does the body pull this off?

Thyroiditis: Antithyroid antibodies only suggest that there is an autoimmune reaction towards the thyroid. It takes a fair amount of destruction of the thyroid gland to affect its function. ...Read more

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23 yrs old f; thyroid peroxidase 13 (norm); thyroglobulin, antibody 3.0 (high); TSH 10.850 (high); nomal T3 (liothyronine) & t4. Hashimotos? Possible thyroid cancer

23 yrs old f; thyroid peroxidase 13 (norm); thyroglobulin, antibody 3.0 (high); TSH 10.850 (high); nomal T3 (liothyronine) & t4. Hashimotos? Possible thyroid cancer

Possible to 1st : Thyroglobulin is a test that is helpful after someone has surgery for the most common thyroid cancer. Thyroid function tests can test how well your thyroid is working. If there is concern for cancer it is helpful to get a thyroid ultrasound and then a biopsy if clinically indicated. ...Read more

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If I bring my thyroid antibodies down to almost 0, does that mean that my hashimotos will be in "remission?"

Not likeky: To occur. Hashimoto's can, like all "autoimmune" disorders wax and wane. So a score of zero could just be a normal variant. HRS, MD, FACC ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

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