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I had 3x thyroid tests before this that came back normal . My thyroid came back normal but this antibody came up. My c- protein also came in low. What does this mean. No lump felt in my thyroid as per the doctor
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Doctor Jennifer
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Hi, I'm Dr Jennifer and I'm a surgery fellow.

The thyroglobulin antibody is seen in Grave's disease and thyroiditis, but depending on your lab, this could be a minimally elevated level and may not have any meaning for you clinically. Have you been having symptoms?

C reactive protein, or CRP, is a measurement of inflammation, so in that sense, it can't be too low; it's high levels that indicate inflammation in your body; a low level, like a normal level, means there's not an inflammatory process in your body.

Do you have your other thyroid results? TSH, T4, T3?

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Customer reply replied 28 days ago
Idk. I had an Acute case of Lyme disease I did 60 days antibiotics IV vitamin C with gluth push . I’m feeling better. I do still have the brain fog but I thought maybe that the Candida . The gluth push helped
Customer reply replied 28 days ago
C- protein
Customer reply replied 28 days ago
I pressed the doctor for the thyroid test because of the brain fog but I’m starting to feel better

OK, great. Your TSH is normal, which means you're neither chronically hypo or hyperthyroid. Your T3 and T4 are also normal, which are your levels of thyroid hormone. I think this argues for the anti-thyroid antibody being not clinically relevant, meaning that you thyroid seems to be normal.

Especially since your CRP is normal indicates no systemic inflammation, I am reassured.

I'm glad you're feeling better!

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Customer reply replied 28 days ago
Since I turned 40 I have been very paranoid and the Lyme didn’t help ( I live in NJ ) can this be any type of early cancer ? Your not going to freak me out , I want the truth. I would have a lump ?
Customer reply replied 28 days ago
I was ready to walk away from the roller coaster and tests of finding Lyme. And this came up. I want to go back to my yearly check ups. But i don’t want to blow it off

No, I don't think this in any way a sign of cancer. Thyroid cancer usually doesn't have elevations or decreases in hormones. Yes, a palpated lump would be worrisome for cancer, but in fact 50% of people have thyroid masses, and very very few of them are cancer.

I don't think you're at an increased risk for thyroid cancer at all, provided you have no family history of it, or any history of radiation exposure (normal X rays and CT scans don't count!)

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Honestly, with a minimal elevation in that antibody without symptoms (I think it's reasonable to attribute your brain fog to your recent illness, and it's improving), I would not worry about it. I think it's perfectly fine to go back to yearly physicals.

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Customer reply replied 28 days ago
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