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What is the possibility of getting thyroid disease in a normal 4 year old child ?

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Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Low

Unless there is a family history of thyroid disease .
Most states screen for thyroid disease at birth, ask your pediatrician to check your birth screening records at the state lab.

In brief: Low

Unless there is a family history of thyroid disease .
Most states screen for thyroid disease at birth, ask your pediatrician to check your birth screening records at the state lab.
Dr. Thomas Riney
Dr. Thomas Riney
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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics

In brief: Thyroid

This is an unusual age but it could occur. Much higher chance in a female vs male.
Higher likelihood if theres a strong family history in first-degree relatives ie mother, siblings, dad.

In brief: Thyroid

This is an unusual age but it could occur. Much higher chance in a female vs male.
Higher likelihood if theres a strong family history in first-degree relatives ie mother, siblings, dad.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Dr. Samuel Freedman
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics

In brief: Not common

If there is a strong family history of thyroid disease, then it might be worthwhile checking with a blood test.
In general it is uncommon for a normal four year old to just develop thyroid problems.

In brief: Not common

If there is a strong family history of thyroid disease, then it might be worthwhile checking with a blood test.
In general it is uncommon for a normal four year old to just develop thyroid problems.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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