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Thyroid antibody blood test

From: cally82 - 11 years 14 weeks ago

Question: Why would a physician order a blood test for the Thyroid Anibody and if the test comes back abnormal range 1872(normal range <20) and you are having too many to count signs and symptoms for hypothroidism and does nothing because your TSH is in the "normal range"? What would the point be in having that test if nothing is going to be done?

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Hi there
I am in the same situation right now. I asked my gp to refer me to an endocrinologist. I have high thyroid antibodies but normal TSH and T4 but feel really awful. I strongly advise that you change your physician (I did!) until you find someone who wants to help. Have the tests done again (TSH, T4, T3 as well). Good luck. I will let you know the outcome of my visit to the endocrinologist.

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I just wanted to give you an update. I have seen an endocrinologist and he thinks I might have Cushing's syndrome (adrenal). So if you still feel unwell, my advice to you would be to go and see an endocrinologist and get tested for all the hormonol disorders instead of just the thyroid as you might have something you did not suspect like me.
Good luck. All my best,