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Doctor insights on: What Is A High Thyroid Antibody Count

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A high thyroglobulin count means what?

A high thyroglobulin count means what?

Thyroid tissues: It means you have thyroid tissues in your body. High level might indicates hyperthyroidism, inflammation or normal (just the way you are). If your thyroid is completely removed due to cancer, a rising thyroglobulin might indicate returning cancer. ...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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What is consider too low of thyroid antibodies and thyroid peroxidase? What is a good reference range?

What is consider too low of thyroid antibodies and thyroid peroxidase? What is a good reference range?

Levels not important: To see if your thyroid is healthy the only tests needed are a total or free T4 and a TSH. If they are fine there is no need to measure thyroid antibodies. If the TSH is high, elevation of one or both thyroid antibodies suggests you may have autoimmune thyroiditis which sometimes causes an underactive thyroid. Very high levels may indicate a higher risk but low levels are of no concern ...Read more

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Deciphering a thyroid hormone test result: is an antithyroglobulin antibody titer of 1:50 too high, or is it alright?

Deciphering a thyroid hormone test result: is an antithyroglobulin antibody titer of 1:50 too high, or is it alright?

It depends: Antithyroglobulin antibody is not a thyroid hormone test. It tells you nothing about the function of your thyroid. It can indicate that you have autoimmune thyroid disease, but your level is not very high. Mild elevations are non-specific and occur more commonly in the population as we get older. Thyroid function is indicated by t4, tsh, and T3 (liothyronine) levels. ...Read more

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What causes a high platelet count and hypothyroid?

What causes a high platelet count and hypothyroid?

No one thing: No one thing would cause both of the conditions listed. However, in women, hypothyroidism can cause long heavy periods, which, over time, could lead to iron deficiency. Too many platelets is a common finding in iron deficiency anemia, and so it could be indirectly related to the hypothyroidism. However, too many platelets can have other causes as well, so it's best to ask your own doc about this. ...Read more

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Antibody levels high. What is this a sign of?

Which antibody?: We all have antibodies to a number of antigens. Antibodies to self antigens may be associated with disease. Do you have more information about the type of antibody that is of concern to you. ...Read more

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What is a low thyroid level in pregnancy?

What is a low thyroid level in pregnancy?

Thyroid: Could mean several things, but i guess you are probably asking about tsh. A pregnant woman's TSH is normally suppressed (lowered) during the first trimester of pregnancy, which gives the false impression of an over-active thyroid. Ob doctors should all be aware of this. If this is not what you were asking, feel free to clarify. ...Read more

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What is a low neutrophil and high platelet count indicate?

What is a low neutrophil and high platelet count indicate?

Need some detail: Here. How low and how high. Could be "nothing" all the way up to a significant blood disorder such as essential thrombocythemia. ...Read more

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What is a polyclonal gammopathy? Dr did protein serum test, a2, beta, gamma and crp is high. High wbc anc is also high, with tear drop cells 25%

What is a polyclonal gammopathy? Dr did protein serum test, a2, beta, gamma and crp is high. High wbc anc is also high, with tear drop cells 25%

Go to your doctor: you need to have a hematologist review the results. If your doctor ordered these tests, they should review the results with you . ...Read more

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What would cause high neutrophil count and low lymphocyte count with a total wbc of 8? Is it cancer?!

What would cause high neutrophil count and low lymphocyte count with a total wbc of 8? Is it cancer?!

No it is Not Cancer!: A WBC count of 8, made of neutrophils can not be cancer related. So you should not think about Cancer that much. If you feel well, you should ignore this report. If you want a more exact answer, then you need to send us the complete report of the numbers of cell in your CBC. ...Read more

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What is a thyroid peroxidase antibody test? Does it diagnose thyroid disease?

What is a thyroid peroxidase antibody test? Does it diagnose thyroid disease?

Thyroid peroxidase (TPO), an enzyme normally found in the thyroid gland, plays an important role in the production of thyroid hormones: A TPO test detects antibodies against TPO in the blood. If you've been diagnosed with thyroid disease, your doctor may recommend a TPO antibody test — in addition to other thyroid tests — to help determine the cause. The presence of TPO antibodies in your blood suggests that the cause of thyroid disease is an autoimmune disorder, such as Hashimoto's disease or Graves' disease. In autoimmune disorders, your immune system makes antibodies that mistakenly attack normal tissue. Antibodies that attack the thyroid gland cause inflammation and impaired function of the thyroid. Your doctor may also order a TPO antibody test if you are pregnant and have an autoimmune disease, especially one that involves the thyroid, such as Hashimoto's disease or Graves' disease. Some people with TPO antibodies may not have thyroid disease. However, the presence of TPO antibodies may increase the risk of future thyroid disorders. If you have normal thyroid function with TPO antibodies, your doctor may recommend periodic checkups to watch for future thyroid problems. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a low neutrophil count, a high ldh and a very high platelet count?

What does it mean if I have a low neutrophil count, a high ldh and a very high platelet count?

Need values: 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, it would help to have the actual values of these tests. The values may still be in the normal range though at the extremes of normal values. ...Read more

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Post thyroidectomy(over a year) show elevated. Tsh. And low. Thyroglobulin. What that means?

Thyroid in the Dumps: There is a possiblity you may not be taking enough thyroid hormone replacement. Your doctor will likely look a little deeper into your thyroid labs to find an answer. ...Read more

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What is cmml, a blood disease, that is all we know high whit blood cell count and high monocyte count.

What is cmml, a blood disease, that is all we know high whit blood cell count and high monocyte count.

Chronic : Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (cmml) is a malignancy involving bone marrow stem cells. The median age of onset is 65 to 75 years old. Symptoms can include fever and night sweats, weight loss and feeling tired. Some people could bleed more easily or catch infections more easily. Sometimes the spleen or liver can become enlarged. The white blood cell count could become elevated and there is an increase in monocytes. Take care. ...Read more

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Is 460 viral count in HCV is positive count & a high count what does it indicate?

Is 460 viral count in HCV is positive count & a high count what does it indicate?

Hepatologist: You should discuss this at length with whoever is treating your hcv. There are additional therapeutic measures beyond pegylated interferon alone (are you not on ribrovirin?) and you need to be evaluated on an individual basis. ...Read more

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I have a very high tsh level wbc high and anc is high. don't know what that test is I fasted for test?

I have a very high tsh level wbc high and anc is high. don't know what that test is
 I fasted for test?

Need values: Do you have any symptoms? Why were these tests done? 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. It might have helped had you provided the actual values rather than your interpretation of "high". ...Read more

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What is a high RDW count a sign of?

What is a high RDW count a sign of?

Red cell size : Variablity. Rdw is the short term for distribution of red cell width and reflects variation in red cell size. The variation may be due hemolytic anemia, microvascular disease, hemoglobin disorders, iron deficiency anemia etc. See this site for more info. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2098635-overview. ...Read more

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What does low T4 and low TSH signify on a thyroid test?

What does low T4 and low TSH signify on a thyroid test?

Need more info: 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, it would have helped to have the actual values rather than your interpretation of the results. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

Thyroid (Definition)

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