Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar_universal
High Anti Body test result Thyroid
Good day, my test relusts as follows:
TG Anitbody 4.85 (ref: 0.31 - 4.11)
TPO Antibody 691.51 (ref: 0.16 - 5.61
What does this mean?  I do have an doc appointment next week.
Please give me an indication of what this mean.
Liezel
Cancel
4 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar_universal
Both your TPOab and TGab are elevated, which indicates that you could have Hashimoto's thyroiditis.  That's an autoimmune disease and the most prevalent cause of hypothyroidism in the developed world.  

Have you had other thyroid tests as well?  FT3, FT4 and TSH?

How do you feel?
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
S-TSH 8.29 (ref: 0.27-4.20)
FT3 4.7 (ref: 2.6-5.7)
FT4 12.8 (ref: 10.16-22.00)

I feel tired and have irregular cycles, forget a lot (ha ha)
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
Your TSH is high, which can indicate hypo.  Also, your FT4 is on the low side.  It's in the bottom quarter of the range, and midrange is the rule of thumb for FT4.  However, especially considering your low FT4, your FT3 is right in the target range...upper third of range.  

In the initial stages, Hashi's, which is ultimately hypOthyroidism, can be characterized by swings from hypo to hyper.  

So, your antibody levels indicate Hashi's.  Both your FT4 and TSH look hypo.  However, your FT3 is quite high, especially relative to your FT4.  I'm a little worried what adding thyroid meds would do to your FT3 levels.  

Have you talked to your doctor about these?  What is he suggesting?  Are these your first thyroid tests (any others for comparison and seeing if a trend is developing)?  Have you had any of the vitamin and mineral levels tested (deficiencies in some of those can mimic thyroid symptoms)?  Vitamin D, iron and ferritin, B-12 and selenium can all impact how our bodies use thyroid hormone.  

Do you feel tired despite a good night's sleep or because of insomnia?  How's your heart rate and BP?  Diarrhea or constipation?  Weight gain or loss?  
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
i am only seeing the specialist on Monday. I experience also constipation a lot.  I gain weight and feel tired after a good nights sleep.  I have been feeling this way for years and am not sure what is "normal" anymore.  I will inform you once i have been at the doctor on Monday.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar_universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
High Anti Body test result Thyroid
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Thyroid Disorders Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Thyroid Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
gimel
MI
649848_tn?1424570775
Blank
Barb135
FL
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
goolarra
Sisters, OR
657231_tn?1453836403
Blank
rumpled
Northern, NJ
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
flyingfool
WI
1756321_tn?1377771734
Blank
Red_Star
Queensland, Australia