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Would hashimotos normally be picked up in a blood test checking my thyroid?

Would hashimotos normally be picked up in a blood test checking my thyroid?

Yes: It can be picked up on a blood test but your doctor has to specifically order the test called thyroid peroxidase antibodies (tpo antibodies). ...Read more

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A few years ago I was diagnosed with hashimoto's by blood test.. 2 days ago I took another test & the nurse said my thyroid is fine. Is this possible?

A few years ago I was diagnosed with hashimoto's by blood test.. 2 days ago I took another test & the nurse said my thyroid is fine. Is this possible?

Yes, different tests: Hashimoto's disease refers to the most common form of autoimmune thyroid disease, and is diagnosed by high levels of anti-thyroglobulin or anti-tpo antibodies. Hashimoto's leads to the most common form of hypothyroidism. It is possible to have early hashimoto's , and not yet have hypothyroidism --- antibodies levels are high, but thyroid function is still normal. This seems to be your case. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a blood test to be wrong re: hashimoto's? If it's wrong, would taking levo make my thyroid lazy? Any harmful side effects of 25mcg

Is it possible for a blood test to be wrong re: hashimoto's? If it's wrong, would taking levo make my thyroid lazy?  Any harmful side effects of 25mcg

Unlikely: It's always possible, but unlikely. Abnormal results should always be repeated before beginning life-long therapy. Make sure the correct tests were run as well. Thyroid replacement won't make your thyroid lazy. If you stop even full replacement, levels will return to their prior numbers in less than 6 weeks. ...Read more

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A blood test has shown thyroid peroxidase ab is 62.8 ku/l does this raise mean I have hashimoto’s?

A blood test has shown thyroid peroxidase ab is 62.8 ku/l does this raise mean I have hashimoto’s?

Not necessarily...: The first question is why was the test done? If because of abn thyroid labs &/or an abn thyroid ultrasound I would be highly suspicious. Although this value is tech elev it is only min so. This COULD be early Hashimoto's, but values with active Hashimoto's are often as high as the thousands. Diff labs also have diff ways of measuring TPO & can give mildly abn values at times. Need more info... ...Read more

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Waiting on results from celiac blood test. How do you get celiac? Are you born with it or can you develop it later in life? 26y/o f with hashimotos.

Waiting on results from celiac blood test. How do you get celiac? Are you born with it or can you develop it later in life? 26y/o f with hashimotos.

Celiac disease: The exact cause of celiac disease is not known many theories exist, including the fact that it may be genetic. Another theory holds that our exposure to gluten is much greater than it used to be. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with autoimmune thyroiditis 3 weeks ago, not treated yet blood test again in 2weeks, and determine treatment.Is this the norm?

I have been diagnosed with autoimmune thyroiditis 3 weeks ago, not treated yet blood test again in 2weeks, and determine treatment.Is this the norm?

Immune throiditis: Autoimmune thyroiditis initially may not require treatment. Only once normal thyroid function is affected is thyroid replacement medication appropriate. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of hashimotos disease but blood test showed normal levels. I've hade high levels before. What other test should be done?

Thyroid antibodie: Check thyroid antibodies (especially thyroid peroxidase antibodies). If this is positive, then you have autoimmune thyroid disease and should be treated adequately. If it is negative, then i would open up the work up and look at other causes for your complaints. ...Read more

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I have the symptoms in my profile for 2 years. My mother has hashimoto and after a blood test I have low Thrombozyts and a TSH Value of 5.8. Thanks!

I have the symptoms in my profile for 2 years. My mother has hashimoto and  after a blood test 
I have low Thrombozyts and a TSH Value of 5.8. Thanks!

Hypothyroid: 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, your lab results suggest that your thyroid function is below normal and you may have auto-immune disorder affecting the platelets as well. Please follow your doctor's advice for testing and treatment. ...Read more

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I suffer from dry eyes and Hashimoto. Had a blood test done: my eosinophils are really high (864). Crusty nose, skin rashes. What is it ?

I suffer from dry eyes and Hashimoto. Had a blood test done: my eosinophils are really high (864). Crusty nose, skin rashes. What is it ?

?eosinophillic syndr: If your eosinophill count is high once it could be as simple as an allergy or infection. If your eosinophils are staying high there are other concerns. These are rare diseases which can affect one part of the body or affect you head to toe. With the history you described Churgg Strauss vasculitis comes to mind. These problems require an extensive history and exam, and lab to diagnose. ...Read more

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When hypothyroid, what will a liver blood test be looking for? Also, my tpoab were 16, can hasimoto's be ruled out?

When hypothyroid, what will a liver blood test be looking for? Also, my tpoab were 16, can hasimoto's be ruled out?

Hashimotos possible: Despite negative tpo ab, hashimoto's thyroiditis is still the most common cause for hypothyroidism. Liver tests can be abnormal when thyroid levels are extremely low, but are usually normal with mild hypothyroidism, or after treatment with thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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How does the doc know that my hypothyroidism was caused by hasimoto's? I had an ultrasound done (no nodules), and TSH blood test, then he concluded.

How does the doc know that my hypothyroidism was caused by hasimoto's?  I had an ultrasound done (no nodules), and TSH blood test, then he concluded.

Hashimoto's test: Hashimoto's (h) disease is an autoimmune disorder. Your doctor sent off your blood for TSH as well as antibodies against thyroid peroxidase. These are abnormal antibodies seen in h. You doctor made the diagnosis of h in your case based on the positive test for thyroid peroxidase antibodies. Ask your physician for confirmation of this. ...Read more

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Can hyper thyroidism or thyroid meds cause a high bac reading in a blood test?

Unclear question: What is a "bac reading"? It may help if you spell out your concern. ...Read more

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Will Ashwagandha taken daily effect my blood work done for thyroid levels to be checked? I have Hashimotos and get routine blood work. Effect levels?

Will Ashwagandha taken daily effect my blood work done for thyroid levels to be checked? I have Hashimotos and get routine blood work. Effect levels?

Not directly but...: Ashwagandha will not alter the accuracy of blood tests but it may improve thyroid function. Animal studies suggest Ashwagandha may increase levels of thyroid hormone in those who are hypothyroid while reducing levels if hyperthyroid. The effects are usually subtle so I would not expect dramatic changes. It's wise to test levels. See http://draxe.com/ashwagandha-proven-to-heal-thyroid-and-adrenals/ ...Read more

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Inhomogeneous thyroid w/ 1cm nodule. blood tests normal. Wrists in severe pain with swelling, possible hashimotos diagnosis? Need autoimmune test?

Inhomogeneous thyroid w/ 1cm nodule. blood tests normal. Wrists in severe pain with swelling, possible hashimotos diagnosis? Need autoimmune test?

Probabl: Hashimoto's is something your doctor can say you have or do not have. IT IS AN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE that can effect thyroid function. People with Hashimoto's are at significant increased risk of other autoimmune diseases. If there is any concern the wrist pain is autoimmune a work-up should be done! Don't panic! Autoimmune risk low in general and increased risk of a low risk is still low! ...Read more

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Diagnosed with hashimotos in 2012, blood work is normal. Thyroid is perodocally enlarging on left side that i can feel the swelling.

It is difficult: To palpate your own thyroid. Have your doctor check it out. Are you on thyroid replacement to fix an underactive thyroid or to try to suppress nodules. In any case, make sure your blood tests are normal. Brand name T4 replacement is more reliable than generic. ...Read more

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What diseases or disorders or conditions could I have that would cause me to have hashimotos type symptoms but false ANA and thyroid blood results?

What diseases or disorders or conditions could I have that would cause me to have hashimotos type symptoms but false ANA and thyroid blood results?

See details: The obvious answer is hashimoto's. The ANA is often positive in this disorder. Hashimoto's is also associated with other autoimmune disease such as RA or lupus. If concerned, see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I am on Armour Thyroid I am on amour thyroid for hashimotos and have been on the same dose for the past year i feel great. Since I am feel good do I have to get blood work done again to get my prescription refilled for the year. Or can it be called in

I am on Armour Thyroid I am on amour thyroid for hashimotos and have been on the same dose for the past year i feel great.   Since I am feel  good do I have to get blood work done again to get my prescription refilled for the year.  Or can it be called in

It : It is important to get your thyroid level checked yearly. How much thyroid hormone you need to take to keep your levels normal will likely change as you age. Even small deviations from normal can be hazardous, and in some people thyroid levels can be dangerously abnormal without causing any obvious symptoms. ...Read more

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I have hashimotos & i'm on 180mg whole thyroid. My weight can fluctuate 1-2 kgs in 2days. My bloods show normal tsh, low t3 (liothyronine). Any ideas?

I have hashimotos & i'm on 180mg whole thyroid. My weight can fluctuate 1-2 kgs in 2days. My bloods show normal tsh, low t3 (liothyronine). Any ideas?

Whole thyroid: Dessicated thyroid hormone has variable amount of T4 and t3 (liothyronine). While T4 has a long half life and maintains even levels in general, T3 (liothyronine) has a short half life and can waver throughout the day, especially if given once a day. ...Read more

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