Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
185 Doctors are Online

Diagnosed with subclinical hypothyroidism,. Thymoglobulin antibody and anti microsomal positive. Is surgical history related to hypothyroidism?

Hi. I was diagnosed with subclinical hypothyroidism, I ve been taking Levothyroxine 25mg od for 2 months, TSH is back within normal range. I have my thyroglobulin antibody and anti microsomal antibody tested few days ago and unfortunately was found positive. I will bring the report to see my endocrinologist this Friday, anyway does it look very likely Hashimoto thyroiditis?I have no family history of this condition.I had nasal polyp surgery 2 years ago, could a surgical history related to hypothyroidism ?
Asked On : Thu, 14 Mar 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  198
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics
Endocrinologist 's  Response

welcome to HCM

I do understand that you was diagnosed with subclinical hypothyroidism and on treatment with thyroxine. Your positive antibody are more in favour of hashimoto thyroiditis.

The fact your TSH is normal with 25mcg of levothyroxine signifies that you are adequately replaced and you would require to continue the current dose of thyroxine.


Answered: Fri, 15 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor