A member asked:

My doctor said thyroid level in blood of my new born baby is slightly higher than normal. what is the risk associated?

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Dr. Farah Khatoon answered

Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology

You need a pediatric endocrinologist to make sure everything is fine. Babies with low thyroid can have mental retardation if untreated.

Answered Apr 25, 2015



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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss answered

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Elevation of TSH with newborn screening absolutely needs follow-up. Perhaps newborn screening was done before 24 hours of life? Regardless, the risk of delaying possible treatment for congenital hypothyroidism means potential loss of iq points for the child. A pediatric endocrinologist must be consulted to determine if newborn screening was a false positive or requires treatment asap.

Answered Jun 10, 2014



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