Dear all- I'm very confused following a blood test and I hope someone can help making sense of it.
As a background, I had 90% of my thyroid removed following hyperthyroidism that couldn't be controlled with medication, about 20 years ago. The explanation I was given for being hyper was stress as a child (!), and not having google back then, I just accepted it and moved on.
But this week I had a private thyroid test, and this time I requested the antibodies test just out of curiosity, assuming they'll come back normal. But TPO was 22.4 (range <6) which really surprised me.
What does this mean? could it be possible that I had Graves disease to start with (I don't believe they ever tested it)?
My nephew was diagnosed with Coeliac disease when he was a baby, my sister took a genetic test and came positive, so I know that there are autoimmune disease genes in the family, so on that basis it could make sense, I think?
Is this result just a bit high, or very high?
Does it matter that is high?
Any help will be greatly appreciated, I'm very confused and don't know how to take this