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How are thyroglobin and tpo antibody tests related to hashimoto's disease and pregnancy?

How are thyroglobin and tpo antibody tests related to hashimoto's disease and pregnancy?

Complex.: Pregnancy will raise thyroglobulin values, necessitating an increase in total thyroid production. If hashimoto's is present, thyroid function must be assessed by free T3 (liothyronine) values and TSH during pregnancy to avoid low thyroid. Many women will develop a goiter during pregnancy, but this is physiologic. But it is imperative to constantly moniter thyroid function of the mother, or the fetus can be hurt. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Negative result for thyroid peroxidase antibodies tpoab . Necessary to test my thyroglobulin antibodies tgab ?

Negative result for thyroid peroxidase antibodies  tpoab .  Necessary to test my thyroglobulin antibodies  tgab ?

Anti-thyroglobulin: Studies have shown that 99% of patients with hashimoto's thyroiditis have anti-microsomal antibodies, whereas only about 1/3rd had anti-thyroglobulin antibodies. In addition, 10-20% of persons without thyroid problems have anti-throglobulin antibodies (tg-a). These persons are likely at higher risk for future problems and should be watched more closely however, testing for tg-a is not necessary. ...Read more

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8 weeks pregnant, CMV test shows positive and high IgG antibodies and negative igm, is it ok for pregnancy?

Yes: The high IGG levels mean your baby is protected from CMV if you are exposed.The low IGM level means you have no evidence of a recent or ongoing CMV infection that would hurt your baby.Good luck. ...Read more

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Hyperthyroidism and positive pregnancy tests?

Hyperthyroidism and positive pregnancy tests?

See your doctor: Thyroid medication often requires dose adjustments in the first part of pregnancy. You should continue on your regular medication for now, but call and make an appointment to be seen soon. ...Read more

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Anticardiolipin antibodies--what are they and effects of pregnancy?

Anticardiolipin antibodies--what are they and effects of pregnancy?

Anticardiolipin: There is a realtionship to higher amounts of miscarriages with this antibody . About 2% to 4% of the general population has antiphospholipid antibodies, and over half of those have primary anticardiolipin (an antiphospholipid) antibody syndrome. Antiphospholipid syndrome is a factor in about 15% of women who have recurrent miscarriages. ...Read more

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Positive for thyroid paroxidase antibodies and thyroglobulin antibodies. What does this mean? Had pap thyroid cancer in 2008 with thyroidectomy

Positive for thyroid paroxidase antibodies and thyroglobulin antibodies. What does this mean? Had pap thyroid cancer in 2008 with thyroidectomy

Immunity to thyroid: The thyroid makes thyroglobulin (tg) and thyroid peroxidase (tpo). Even though you had your thyroid removed, your body's immune system sees tg and tpo as foreign and has made antibodies to them. This means that following your tg as a way to monitor your thyroid cancer might be unreliable. It could also mean you have thyroid tissue that is still present in your body. Ask your endocrinologist! ...Read more

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My ELISA anti rubella IgG negative(0.13 ul/ml) and ELISA anti rubella IgM positive(>400). Is it safe to pregnancy. ?

My ELISA anti rubella IgG negative(0.13 ul/ml) and ELISA anti rubella IgM positive(>400). Is it safe to pregnancy. ?

No: Igm rubella indicates recent exposure and body response to it. It does not refer immunity. Hence baby at risk for congenital rubella. ...Read more

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Is antithyroglobulin antibody test the same as thyroglobulin antibody test?

Yes: Both address presence of antibody to the rhyroglobulin molecule made by thyroid gland. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003557.htm. ...Read more

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Is getting pregnant harder with hashimotos and presence of ana antibodies?

Is getting pregnant harder with hashimotos and presence of ana antibodies?

Preg/autoimune dx: If Hasimotos check thyroid function. Hypothyroidism makes pregnancy/fetal life harder . If ANA + check for anti-phopholipid antibodies -it increases rate of miscarriage; some are on aspirin low dose through 34-36 weeks pregnancy. Check for anticardiolipin antibodies as well.F/U w/ rheumatologist -pregnancy expert . Dr Jill Buyon -NYU or Dr. Salmon -H of spec surg . www.lupus.org ...Read more

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Blood test show thyroglobulin antibodies is high (low positive). but TSH, Free T4, and tpo is normal. should i be concerned ?

Blood test show thyroglobulin antibodies is high (low positive). but TSH, Free T4, and tpo is normal. should i be concerned ?

Thyroid disorders: It sounds like your thyroid is functioning well right now, but the high antibody level indicates possible future autoimmune thyroiditis in the future. I'm not sure why you had this full work up. If you are symptomatic of thyroid disease, you might want to see an endocrinologist even with your normal results. If you do not have symptoms, your doctor may want to monitor your TSH periodically. ...Read more

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What does a hi thyroglobulin antigen and hi TSH indicate? The thyroglobulin antibodies and free t3 (liothyronine) and t4 were normal

Subclinical hypothyroidism: A high TSH level with normal T4 and T3 (liothyronine) levels suggest a diagnosis of subclinical hypothyroidism. Thyroglobulin levels may be normal in this setting. However I would check thyroid peroxidase antibodies and possibly TSH receptor antibodies to rule out underlying autoimmune thyroiditis. I am not sure what is meant by thyroglobulin antigen. Do you mean quantitative thyroglobulin level? ...Read more

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Please help if i can go ahead with my pregnancy rubella antibody IgM 1.33 equivocal rubella avidity IgG 71.90% high rubella antibody IgG 34.4 reactive?

Rubella: Rubella, also known as the german measles, is an infection in which there is a rash on the skin. You are immunized against rubella with the positive igg. The igm should be repeated and you can ask for a nasal or throat swab sent for culture. Ask your ob! did you/do you have a rash or symptoms? ...Read more

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What are thyroid peroxidase antibodies?

What are thyroid peroxidase antibodies?

Thyroid antibody: They are made by your own wbcs directed against peroxidase, an enzyme on the thyroid microsome. People with hashimoto's and graves' diseases may have + antibodies to the thyroid peroxidase. ...Read more

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Antibody titers needed for blood when first pregnant?

Antibody titers needed for blood when first pregnant?

Yes: It is standard practice to test both rubella and HIV antibodies early in pregnancy. Typically one also gets an antigen test for hepatitis b, and a test for syphilis (sometimes an antibody test, and other times a different test is used). Additional tests such as a complete blood count, blood type, rh typing, urine analysis are standard as well. See your ob; they'll do the right tests. ...Read more

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Test results for throid antibodies were Anti-thyroglobulin Ab is 137 and Anti-thyroid per oxidase Ab 200 what does this mean?

Test results for throid antibodies were Anti-thyroglobulin Ab is 137 and Anti-thyroid per oxidase Ab 200 what does this mean?

High antibodies : Your antibodies against your own thyroid are high. You need to work with your doctor to figure out why. I take my patients off of gluten and encourage them to do a comprehensive elimination diet. A functional or integrative medicine doctor can work with you to find and address root causes. ...Read more

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I am 7 mos postpartum. My tpo ab is 15, thyroglob refl profile is 1, TSH is 15.3, with history of hyperthyroid. Do these antibodies detect an autoimmu?

Thyroid deficiency: If your TSH is 15.3, your thyroid is underactive. Even if you were hyperthyroid at one time, you now have thyroid deficiency and need to be treated for that. Hashimoto can go through normal thyroid function, hyperthyroidism and then hypothyrodism. ...Read more

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Antinuclear antibody and anticardiolipin ab both positive, what are implications?

Antinuclear antibody and  anticardiolipin ab both positive, what are implications?

Connective Tissue Dx: With a positive ana, you must now characterize it. The positive anticardiolipin abs need to quatified for the 3 types: igg, igm, and iga. The ones that are likely to cause thrombotic issues are in order: igm, igg, and iga. You need a rheumatologic or immunologic evaluation. ...Read more

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Anti tpo antibodies 1300. What does this mean?

Hashimotos: This would suggest autoimmune thyroid disease, either hashimotos thyroiditis or graves disease. But it is not diagnostic. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (Definition)

The body uses antibodies to attack and remove foreign substances. Useful as an aid in the diagnosis of thyroid autoimmune disorders; differentiating thyroid autoimmune disorders from nonautoimmune goiter or hypothyroidism; as a diagnostic tool in deciding whether to treat a patient ...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