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Thyroid antibody test results: TPO <6 range was 0-34 Thyroglobulin Antibody 2.3 -range is 0.0-0.9 It was high, what does this mean and what do I do?

Thyroid antibody test results: TPO <6 range was 0-34 Thyroglobulin Antibody 2.3 -range is 0.0-0.9 It was high, what does this mean and what do I do?

Antithyroid antibody: Those are normal/low numbers for anti thyroid antibodies, basically they detect auto antibodies against thyroid gland/Its products, sometimes following a viral infection, at this point if no clinical problem your doctor will just follow it up no specific action, it's up to the treating physician ...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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I have high thyroid peroxides antibodies levels & high bilirubin & selenium levels. What does this mean?

I have high thyroid peroxides antibodies levels & high bilirubin & selenium levels. What does this mean?

Something not right: A high thyroid antibody level suggests that you are more prone to develop a thyroid disease and other autoimmune diseases but this is not a certainty. The high bilirubin and selenium level is of concerned and one would wonder where the source of selenium is. You need to consult your doctor and perhaps a GI specialist. ...Read more

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My thyroid antibodies are high what does this mean..........I have hypothyroidism?

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

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Can an elevated thyroid antibody mean you have an std?

Can an elevated thyroid antibody mean you have an std?

No: This suggests that you may be at higher risk to develop thyroid disease or an autoimmune disorder. Follow up with your doctor is essential. ...Read more

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I got my test results back from my obgyn stating that my T3 and T4 levels are normal but I have high thyroid Antibodys so what does that mean could be?

I got my test results back from my obgyn stating that my T3 and T4 levels are normal but I have high thyroid Antibodys so what does that mean could be?

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, the incomplete information you provided suggests that you may be at risk for thyroid insufficiency and should follow your doctor's advice for repeat testing. ...Read more

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What does having high thyroid antibodies/severe joint pain/lupus mean?

What does having high thyroid antibodies/severe joint pain/lupus mean?

Lupus related: Lupus, an autoimmune disease, happens when the immune system attacks its tissues, causing inflammation, swelling, pain, and damage. Lupus symptoms vary, and early lupus symptoms include fatigue, joint pain, fever, and a lupus rash, especially after being in the sun.
Lupus may increase antithyroglobulin antibodies levels without having any other underlying disease. ...Read more

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Doctor says I have high thyroid antibodies. Does this mean I am hypothyroid or hyperthyroid? How is this treated?

Doctor says I have high thyroid antibodies. Does this mean I am hypothyroid or hyperthyroid? How is this treated?

Autoimmune thyroid: Presence of antibodies means you have underlying autoimmune disease present sporadic or in families it may not be resulting in thyroid dysfunction at your age it may cause a goiter as you grow be checked for dysfunction which could be over active not common or underactive more often may need treatment during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does multinodular goiter with slightly elevated thyroid antibodies possibly mean an autoimmune thyroid disease?

Does multinodular goiter with slightly elevated thyroid antibodies possibly mean an autoimmune thyroid disease?

Possibly: Thyroiditis (which can be immune based) is the most common cause of a multinodular goiter. Have you doctor test for tpo antibodies if you're concerned. ...Read more

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My blood test showed an elevated level of tg antibodies. Does that mean I have cancerous cells running around? Had papillary thyroid cancer a year ago

My blood test showed an elevated level of tg antibodies. Does that mean I have cancerous cells running around? Had papillary thyroid cancer a year ago

Not necessarily.: Having elevated tg antibodies primarily means that the more important tg test itself will be falsely lower than its true value. (no conversion formula exists.)

if your tg antibodies are only 20 or so, with an undetectable tg level, it is hard to know what that means. If your tg antibodies are much higher, then concern for the presence of thyroid cancer would increase. ...Read more

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My thyroid peroxidase antibodiy level is high 1010.8u/ml what does it mean TSH 3 generation 3.39 t4free 1.1 thyroxinet4 9.5 please answer?

Normal function: It means your thyroid is functioning normally, but you have antibodies against your thyroid. We don't really know why this happens. It does not cause any symptoms. No treatment is needed. You should, however, have your thyroid hormone levels checked once or twice a year because you are at risk of developing thyroid dysfunction. ...Read more

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Does high thyroid antibodies lead to autoamuine d/o?

Does high thyroid antibodies lead to autoamuine d/o?

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 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?

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 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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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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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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Thyroid antibody test very high, cancer?

Thyroid antibody test very high, cancer?

Not necessarily: It could be a signal just of inflammation in the thyroid or a recent infection. To be sure, have it retested in about 6 weeks. ...Read more

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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

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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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Also have high thyroid antibodies and my mom has Hashimoto?

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

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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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Is it safe for me to carry a babyif I have a high thyroid peroxidasc antibody test result?

Why not?: I don't see any reasons why you should not carry a baby providing that you are healthy enough to carry one. High thyroid peroxidase antibody is associated with autoimmune thyroiditis. It is not infectious and should not transmit to the baby. ...Read more

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Thyroid antibodies high, infected rash on shoulder spreading. Connection?

No: Thyroid antibodies are simply a marker of possibly having autoimmune thyroid disease. It has no relationship to bacterial infections or other rashes. ...Read more

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My THYROID ANTIBODY Peroxidase TPO Ab is 5 [0-34 IU/mL] and myTHYROID ANTIBODY thyroglobulin Tg Ab is 161 [0-40 IU/mL]. What this mean?

Thyroid antibodies: Could be Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Virtual consult to help determine a plan of attack for you ...Read more

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My THYROID ANTIBODY Peroxidase TPO Ab is 5 [0-34 IU/mL] and my THYROID ANTIBODY thyroglobulin Tg Ab is 161 [0-40 IU/mL]. What this mean?

My THYROID ANTIBODY Peroxidase TPO Ab is 5 [0-34 IU/mL] and my THYROID ANTIBODY thyroglobulin Tg Ab is 161 [0-40 IU/mL]. What this mean?

Depends.: You have developed an auto antibody to your own thyroid tissue. Over time, this may cause excess thyroid hormone to be secreted (hyperthyroidism), but eventually if it becomes too damaged, you may develop thyroid deficiency (hypothyroidism). Check in with provider to look for signs of either condition. ...Read more

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Thyroid peroxidase antibody level is 200. What does that mean?

Thyroid peroxidase antibody level is 200. What does that mean?

Prior thyroiditis: It means you have had prior thyroiditis at some time in the past. Repeated episodes of thyroiditis can possibly lead to an underactive thyroid in the future. ...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