My understanding is that ANA tests are used to determine an autoimmune disorder and since Hashimoto's is an autoimmune disorder - it makes sense that your ANA was positive...
I have a positive ANA, but I also have morphea scleroderma - another auto-immune disease.
Yes, I have positive TPO antibodies and positive ANA's, but usually is not so high in Hashi as I got (1:615), ENDO sent me to an autoimmune doctor and I've been tested for most of possible diseases, came back negative. My ANa's were fine speckeled. A good web site about ANA's:
ANA is a screening tool. You can have a positive ANA and no symptoms of any autoimmune issue. You can have Hashimotos (thyroiditis) and have a positive ANA. When you have a positive ANA more tests are required to determine if you have other autoimmune issues. ANA is not a diagnosis, it is a screening tool only. Many people live with an elevated ANA all their lives, and nothing ever comes of it.
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