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18 mo boy has grown less than 1/8" in last 9 months. He is 27.5" tall. Thyroid and growth hormone normal. Is this Anything I should worry about?

18 mo boy has grown less than 1/8" in last  9 months. He is 27.5" tall. Thyroid and growth hormone normal. Is this Anything I should worry about?

Poor infant growth: Toddlers grow at roughly 1 inch per 3 months. Your child is significantly below the norm. Reasons for poor growth are numerous. Most common reason is lack of calories - see a nutritionist, followed by kidney problems - check urine and kidney function, followed by malabsorption - check stool for sugars and fats. Testing further is by need and history but may not find the reason. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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Can human growth hormone affect the thyroid?

Can human growth hormone affect the thyroid?

No: No but if you were diagnosed with gh deficiency, it's not uncommon to have associated thyroid problems since TSH (the pituitary signal the controls thyroid production from the thyroid gland) is secreted from cells that are adjacent to the gh secreting cells. ...Read more

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What is thyroid stimulating hormone?

What is thyroid stimulating hormone?

Thyroid regulator : It's the hormone from the pituitary gland that makes the thyroid work harder. ...Read more

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Where is the thyroid-stimulating hormone produced?

Where is the thyroid-stimulating hormone produced?

Pituitary Gland: Tsh (thyroid stimulating hormone) is made in the pituitary gland, which lies just below the brain. The brain and pituitary monitor circulating levels of thyroid hormone. If thyroid levels are low, the pituitary releases higher levels of TSH to get the thyroid gland to make more thyroid hormone. If thyroid levels are high, lower levels of TSH provide less stimulation to the thyroid. ...Read more

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What happens when thyroid stimulating hormone goes up?

What happens when thyroid stimulating hormone goes up?

TSH increase: Thyroid stimulation hormone (TSH) is released by the pituitary gland in response to the amount of thyroid hormone sensed in the blood. If the blood level of thyroid hormone is low then the pituitary increases the amount of TSH into the blood in order to get the thyroid to release more thyroid hormone. Therefore a rising or increasing TSH may indicated a failing or under functioning thyroid. ...Read more

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What should not eat thyroid stimulating hormone is very high?

What should not eat thyroid stimulating hormone is very high?

Hypothyroid: If your TSH is very high, you likely have hypothyroidism. Changing your diet will not affect your thyroid level, unless you are consuming an excess amount of iodine (excess iodine typically makes thyroid levels lower in the us). ...Read more

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What are symptoms of low levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone?

What are symptoms of low levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone?

Thyroid: Cant tell without total thyroid hormone levels. Tsh being low usually implies hyperthyroid ism which may be sub-clinical or asymptomatic. It can cause fast heart rate, skipped beats, shakiness, tremor, weight loss, anxiety, mood swings, irregular menses, sweating, heat intolerance. ...Read more

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What could cause a very low level of thyroid stimulating hormone?

What could cause a very low level of thyroid stimulating hormone?

Many causes: Low TSH indicates hyperthyroidism. There are many causes for hyperthyroidism including: thyroiditis (inflammation of thyroid from any cause), toxic nodules/growth, graves' disease, drug side effects (iodine, amiodarone, lithium...), taking too much thyroid medications... ...Read more

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Thyroid stimulating hormone? What does it tell you about thyroid state?

Thyroid stimulating hormone? What does it tell you about thyroid state?

Thyroid function: It's a hormone from the pituitary (brain) and it tells you whether or not the current thyroid hormone level is normal/acceptable. ...Read more

Dr. Tedde Rinker
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Growth Hormone (Definition)

Growth hormone is necessary for growth in children and is still important in adults. Deficiencies can cause many problems beside poor growth in children and this condition should be evaluated by an endocrinologist for diagnosis ...Read more


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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (Definition)

A TSH test measures the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. TSH is produced by the pituitary gland and tells the thyroid gland to make and release the hormones thyroxine ...Read more