I am fairly new to this community. After 30 years of taking Thyroxine 120mg and never been told about my antibodies and also having regular blood tests I thought I would ask to have my antibodies tested for my last blood test. The result were returned by a call from my GP telling me I am not anaemic but my store of iron in my body has depleted to a very low amount. I now need to go for further tests which means camera tubes down my throat and up my colon to see if my body is bleeding from somewhere, i.e., an ulcer or cancer. I've had two tries previously of a colonoscopy and they couldn't go the full way due to it being so painful for me. I eventually had a different test of 40lbs of air being inserted into my colon which was painless. All of these tests were this year. I am due to third colonoscopy this year in 5 days.
Should I have had more antibody tests throughout my years of taking Thyroxine, do the GPs automatically ask for antibody tests when asking for blood tests. Some of the topics on this site make me think they don't.
I'm obviously very worried.