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Old 07-14-2012, 11:13 AM   #1
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what do very high thyroglobulin antibodys mean 17 year old

My daughter just had her first thyroid panel done;

T4 8.4 (4.7-13.3)
tsh 1.35 (0.31-4.82)
thyroperoxidase Ab 8.1 (<9.0)
Thyroglobulin antibody > 3000 (<116)

We were referred to an endocrinologist. W have an appt in 3 weeks. She has been gaining weight and has not been able to lose despite dieting.

Are there any more labs that should be done before her appt that would give the doctor all that he needs to diagnose?

Any ideas form what we have here ?

I am currently subclinical hashi, have no symtoms. Multinodular goiter.

 
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Re: what do very high thyroglobulin antibodys mean 17 year old

Hello Welcome to Thyroid Board
Very high Tg Ab indicates Hashi's. Hashi's is the most common cause for hypoT with young people too.

Her TSH still looks fine but she should get free thyroid levels (FT4 and FT3 too if possible) checked to get a better picture, total T4 just isn't accurate (especially with females).

 
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Re: what do very high thyroglobulin antibodys mean 17 year old

It means your immune system is attacking probably gluten thats escaped and also your thyroid. It means also you have possibly leaky gut/inflammation and need to go strictly GF and maybe dairy free diet. Its serious stuff. Its an auto immune disease. Also look into LDN therapy which is awesome.

 
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Re: what do very high thyroglobulin antibodys mean 17 year old

Finn,

My daughters FT4 came in at .68 (.59-1.61)
FT3 2.76 (2.30-4.20)

What are your thoughts ?
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My daughters FT4 came in at .68 (.59-1.61)
FT3 2.76 (2.30-4.20)
These are both on the low side so it's absolutely possible for her to have hypoT symptoms. I think your daughter should be put on thyroid replacement.

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These are both on the low side so it's absolutely possible for her to have hypoT symptoms. I think your daughter should be put on thyroid replacement.
Finn is right. Both lab results are low. I know when my were low I felt horrible. I have hashi's too. Most of us feel better with a low TSH and higher Free T's. At least in the 75% range.

 
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