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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
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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.


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