Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

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Which doctor should I consult for my high thyroglobulin antibodies?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my blood work done, and they told me I have high thyroglobulin antibodies measured by Beckham Coulter Methodology. My thyroid ultrasound came back normal. Why do I have this? And which doctor should I consult?  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and your reports that you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). High thyroglobulin antibodies indicate an autoimmune thyroid disease that can occur either sooner or later but cannot predict when it happens exactly. Autoim...  Read Full »

Why do I still feel like passing out?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38 year old male. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism before 1.5 years. Currently, I am on Thyroxine 75 mcg and Aten 25. Still, I have the symptom of passing out feeling. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would like to have some more information. When was your last FT4 and TSH levels checked? What do you feel exactly? Is there any generalized weakness or giddiness? Do you have an inability to tolerate cold? Please let me know the answers to discuss further. Revert back w...  Read Full »

Will Hashimoto's thyroiditis lead to thyroid cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis and I felt like a lump in my lower throat. The doctor did a physical examination and noticed two nodules and sent me for an ultrasound. The result came back that the thyroid as a whole was hyperemic and heterotrophic in the background appearance. The le...  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I had gone through all the data posted. From the details posted it appears as autoimmune hypothyroidism (Hashimotos). Kindly tell us the thyroid blood reports to know the control. Do you hear any sound while breathing (stridor) which indicates pressure on trachea? ...  Read Full »

Thyroid is in a state of euthyroid. How is my prognosis?

Query: Hello doctor, The level of anti-TPO antibodies is 492. The doctors say it is a state of euthyroid. I am worried about my prognosis. I am a medical student, can I still become a surgeon?  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Going by the details you have provided you have euthyroid. This means that you do have normal TSH with normal T4 and T3. The most common cause is autoimmune thyroid disease, which is confirmed by positive anti-TPO (anti-Thyroid Peroxidase) antibodies. Positive anti-TPO...  Read Full »

There is mild swelling near Adam's apple with acute neck and ear pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a mild swelling near Adam's apple. I have acute pain in the back of my neck and ears. I got the tests done. The report states TSH is 13 mIU/L and Anti-TPO is 209 IU/mL.  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Swelling near Adam's apple is most likely a thyroid swelling. Normal TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) level is 0.5-5 mIU/L. Your high TSH level confirms that it is a thyroid swelling. Elevated anti-TPO antibody (anti-thyroid peroxidase antibody) suggests autoimm...  Read Full »

What is thyroglobulin antibody test?

Query: Hi doctor,I just received a test back from my immunologist and I am trying to understand what it means. I am suffering from fatigue and chronic sinusitis. I have CVID and get infusions every three weeks. I have been having adverse reactions to the infusions. So, they ran several tests and this is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is a test to detect whether your body is producing antibodies against your thyroid gland. A high value indicates that your body is producing antibodies against your thyroid gland. In simple words, it means your body is itself destroying its own thyroid gland. ...  Read Full »

I have persistently high anti-TPO antibodies and get ill very frequently. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have long time thyroid issues with persistently high anti-TPO antibodies. I have done a full test panel. Thyroid seems to be in normal range but many other parameters are off the mark. Vitamin A is on the very low end of normal, same with iron. I get ill very frequently and get tired ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your post. However, your investigations are not uploaded. Anyway, you are suffering from autoimmune thyroiditis and low serum iron which is common in females due to loss during menstruation. You should start iron supplements, tablet Levogen Z (Fe...  Read Full »

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