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why would a doctor run a thyroglubulin total on a patient that had a TT?
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649848 tn?1424570775
Thyroglobulin is a marker for cancer.  If the person who had TT, had cancer, the doctor would be remiss NOT to run thryoglobulin, in order to make sure cancer doesn't return in case there might have been thyroid tissue left behind.
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1139187 tn?1355710247
ok .  well i didnt have cancer but hes running it.   more labs came back today.  6 weeks on new dose synthroid.  i feel better with worse labs, higher tsh and lower frees.  makes no sense.  the higher dose of medication makes me feel worse.   I just dont understand this anymore.
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649848 tn?1424570775
Remember, our "rule of thumb" is just that - it's not set in stone and doesn't apply to everyone.  Some of us are finding that we do well, on lower levels of hormones.  My latest labs were lower than they have been, as well and I feel good.

Target what makes you feel best, not just a number that someone says you should have.
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649848 tn?1424570775
Forgot --- Are you sure that wasn't Thyroglobulun Antibodies?
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1139187 tn?1355710247
looking at the test it says   thyroglobulin total

weird - he also is doing a TPO on me.  interesting
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649848 tn?1424570775
"Thyroid peroxidase assists the chemical reaction that adds iodine to a protein called thyroglobulin, a critical step in generating thyroid hormones."

Both TPO and TG are used in the production of thyroid hormones, you have no thyroid and can't possibly produce hormones, so I can't imagine why he's running those tests.  Maybe he likes your insurance.........lol
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1139187 tn?1355710247
he said "i want to make sure they got it all".   so even if they leave a piece of thyroid it can still produce?  sounds more like something you would find living under the sea than something that works as part of your body LOL  

still searching for a doc that knows what hes doing rather than how much hes making in Dallas.
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649848 tn?1424570775
"he said "i want to make sure they got it all""  An ultra sound will do that.

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