What can cause high thyroid antibodies with normal tsh?

Thyroid antibodies. Hashimotos disease - its an autoimmune disorder causing thyroid inflammation. An ultrasound should be performed to detect thyroid nodules. It can cause thyroid dysfunction ie TSH abnormalities over time.

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Why is it not standard to do thyroid antibodies on someone with hypothyroid symptoms but a normal tsh?

May not be thyroid. Symptoms are often similar for a number of dieases. If symptoms suggest a certain disease a screening test will often be done. If the screening test is negative (TSH) further, more specific testing (thyroid antibodies) is usually not indicated. If symptoms persist with no other explanation, re-evaluation of a certain diagnosis may be indicated. Read more...
First. Must check free T4 to prove normal TSH is nml, or could be inappropiately 'normal range' if free T4 low anyway, we don't treat 'antibodies'-- we treat thyroid hormone function measured by TSH and free t4. Read more...

I've had hypothryoid-like symptoms for a few years now. My TSH is normal but I have thyroid antibodies. Could it still be a thyroid issue?

Probably. The presence of thyroid antibodies makes you more likely to develop a thyroid problem which usually ended up with low thyroid status. Given the normal TSH however no treatment is indicated at this time. Just follow-up. Read more...