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A 31-year-old male 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
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
See an endocrine do.: You need a pediatric endocrinologist to make sure everything is fine. Babies with low thyroid can have mental retardation if untreated.
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
30 years experience
High TSH: 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.
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Last updated Apr 25, 2015

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