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Can thyroid disease be passed on to my child, as if it were contagious?
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Pass on
Certain thyroid disease can increase your children risk of getting the disease but it is not contagious.

In brief: Pass on
Certain thyroid disease can increase your children risk of getting the disease but it is not contagious.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics
In brief: Thyroid
The good news: your thyroid problem is not contagious.
The bad news: there is likely a genetic component. All first-degree relatives of a thyroid patient should be screened for predisposition. This just means a lab test to measure both antibodies and function.

In brief: Thyroid
The good news: your thyroid problem is not contagious.
The bad news: there is likely a genetic component. All first-degree relatives of a thyroid patient should be screened for predisposition. This just means a lab test to measure both antibodies and function.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Dr. Samuel Freedman
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