Hey everyone, I'm new here, and only being 21 years old this whole ordeal has been rather overwhelming. To include a backstory: A few weeks ago I went to the hospital to get some allergy tests done, and was later diagnosed with Oral Allergy Syndrome. The specialist said she was going to do some blood tests to check for a few more things she was concerned about. I received a call from the hospital a few days ago with my results, and she said that as part of the blood test, she tested my TPO levels, and they came back "significantly elevated at >1300", what does this mean? I don't recall her saying anything about the TSH levels, just that my TPO levels are extremely high and that I am also iron deficient (I'm not sure if those correlate?)
I was just hoping that somebody could shed some light as to what my TPO level means, and what I should do next? I haven't received a call from my GP asking me to come in, so that's good news right? Then again, my GP is my university doctors and they're pretty slow anyway, especially over the christmas period.
Again, I'm not sure if this is relevant, but I also have HS (Hidradenitis suppurativa), another autoimmune disease, how many autoimmune diseases can a person have? My mother also has lupus, an autoimmune disease I am aware hashimoto's for example, can progress onto.