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My week old babies heelprick tests have come back with congenital hypothyroidism?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Get treatment ASAP

The screening tests are usually subjected to confirmation.
Assuming that your baby has hypothyroidism, it is essential to start medication to treat the disorder as soon as possible. Please see your pediatrician promptly.

In brief: Get treatment ASAP

The screening tests are usually subjected to confirmation.
Assuming that your baby has hypothyroidism, it is essential to start medication to treat the disorder as soon as possible. Please see your pediatrician promptly.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Screening vs definit

The initial testing weeds out those not at risk for a particular problem using a cheaper screening test.
The positive test will pick out the subgroup of infants at risk and may be be positive for 10 or more candidates from which 1 will have true disease.It is important to get with the pediatrician and get the confirmatory tests done.Thyroid meds will be started at least for now.no time to wait.

In brief: Screening vs definit

The initial testing weeds out those not at risk for a particular problem using a cheaper screening test.
The positive test will pick out the subgroup of infants at risk and may be be positive for 10 or more candidates from which 1 will have true disease.It is important to get with the pediatrician and get the confirmatory tests done.Thyroid meds will be started at least for now.no time to wait.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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